Portrait of Humanity, 2012 (Left)
Portrait of the ‘Other World’, 2012 (Right).
W 590 H 840mm
A portrait of their species, Indivisible is a pair of photographic images of a single Human Cell and Animal Cell. The work illustrates the indivisible differences at the cellular level between humans and animals. Examined by the eye of the microscope, presented competitively they appear worlds apart and yet inextricably linked. As life formes we are equally fragile and resilient. Within the context of the ecological conundrum we collectively face it becomes apparent that we are both biologically tethered to an ecosystem of universal proportions from which no part is immune from the changes of its counterparts.
Research for this work has been collated with the assistance of Dr Judy Callaghan, Monash Micro Imaging.
These works were exhibited in Us and Them: Umwelten - RMIT Gallery 2012.
Catalogue excerpt on Jasmine's work -
'Jasmine Targett’s Indivisible (2012) also magnifies fragments from different worlds, in this case through large photographic prints of microscopic images of a single human cell and an animal cell. Working with Dr Judy Callaghan from Monash Micro Imaging, the way Targett’s images are juxtaposed acknowledges the parallels between cellular appearance and function in humans and animals whilst also serving as a reminder of the fragility of ecological connections and interdependency where radical change in one umwelt has the potential to reverberate across complex systems.'
- Linda Williams
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