Eukaryote (2022) 
Eukaryote: all living organisms which hold genetic material within a nucleus inside of a cell.
The piece reimagines genetic material in the form of written artifacts suspended within a digital nucleus; the film’s frame acting as the membrane of the cell. The monotonous notes and scribbles of daily life create a fragmented impression of ourselves, a ghost constructed of marks. In using a microscope, Romance looks at the elements that connect with her actions of writing, specifically her hands and fingertips. The microscope captures impressions but never her full person, much like the remnants of her own notes. As the digital nucleus is cracked open and fractured, written material gains free range of the frame as organic life-forms. As their dance across the frame progresses, forms grow into new abstracted shapes and structures appearing to be alive.

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