Metabolic Paintings
12.2011 — 07.2012

w/ Mike Thompson — Work developed within The Aqua Vita project — w/ The Netherlands Metabolomics Centre + The Sino-Dutch Centre for Preventive and Personalised Medicine

“Is it possible that mathematical pathology, i.e. chaos, is health? and that mathematical health, which is the predictability and differentiability of this kind of a structure, is disease?” — Arnold Mandell

Stills from an interactive visualisation combining 6 weeks’ daily urine metabolic profiles with insights from a processual examination, following a traditional chinese medicine personalised questionnaire. Adopting methods from non-linear dynamics, the chronobiological metabolic painting displays how changes in one parameter can push a system into a qualitatively new behaviour, recognising the body as a place of motion.

Aqua Vita is a project inspired by the archival properties of urine to address the idea of ​​health as a changing state.

— Programming by: Dave Young

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