Christine Borland

Progressive Disorder

Christine Borland (2001)


‘The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science…’ – Albert Einstein.

Christine Borland is an artist who likes to play detective. Her practice has constantly embraced scientific thought and research as a means of exploring the ‘fragile yet resilient nature of our humanity’, questioning notions of good and evil – in particular the ethical and moral issues raised by human genetics.

Progressive Disorder is an extensive and fascinating document of Borland’s exhibition at Dundee Contemporary Arts in November 1999. This body of work comprised five projects that developed from the artist’s period of research with geneticists, medical sociologists and biochemists at Glasgow and Dundee Universities. This publication brings together photographs and texts from the exhibition along with background information relating to the projects themselves.

Co-published by Book Works with Dundee Contemporary Arts.

Progressive Disorder | Borland, Christine; | ISBN: 978 1 870699 53 2 | Price: £17.50 | Classification: Hybrid; | Format: Offset printing; | Extent: 72 pages, with a specially commissioned essay by Jonathan Jones | Edition: 1,500 copies | Dimensions: 220 x 250 mm | Publisher: Book Works with Dundee Contemporary Arts | Designer: Dalrymple; | Printer: Clifford Press, Coventry