Abacus is about decoding inherent patterns. The Abacus, one of the earliest decoding devices, was a seminal invention that changed the world. Centuries later the science, inventions and discoveries that lead to the decoding of the human genome started a revolution in biology. In both cases, this ability to decode inherent patterns in nature changed people’s lives.
Abacus is a poetic metaphor for the use of coding, instrumentation and measurement that are innate human inventions fundamental to the empirical and humanistic practice of medical treatment and care - in particular the decoding, precision and other technologies used in targeted genetic medicine.
Abacus is an array of digitally controlled mirrors, each face has a laser etched letter taken from of the four DNA nucleotides (C) Cytosine, (G) Guanine, (A) Adenine and (T) Thymine. Guided by light sensors, The 4 sided panels move in tandem with surgical precision to project light reflections from the sun to create an image of the DNA base pairs on the building and the floor.