ART and Family: Northern Ireland Festival of Social Research 2018

Susanne Rea (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


"IT]he new genetics will prove to be a greater force for reshaping society and life than was the revolution in physics, because it will be embedded throughout the social fabric at the micro-level" (Paul Rabinov)

The discourse on the 'new genetics' is both current and relevant to all of us. How we as a society manage disease, disability and difference in the face of cutting-edge biotechnological advances challenges all of our ethical and moral boundaries. With the development of new assisted reproductive techniques ART] we find ourselves, as a society, in territory which is ethically and morally ambiguous. This exhibition presents new work produced through practice-based research exploring these complex ideas visually.

Susie Rea is a practicing photographic artist and PhD researcher at Ulster University. Her work aims to explore the fault lines where
medicine, technology and society meet.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 6 Sept 2018


  • Photography
  • Susie Rea
  • ART and Family
  • Genetics
  • Biotechnologies
  • Empathy
  • Research
  • Practice-Based Research
  • Portraiture
  • Assisted reproductive technologies
  • IVF
  • PGD


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