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  • A Spark Of Life – SELECTED FOR THE RA SUMMER EXHIBITION 2016

    A Spark of Life Gicleè print Edition of 25 2015 Described by the Royal Academy curators room panel as 'sublime sophistication' 2016. https://se.royalacademy.org.uk/artworks/miranda-lopatkin/776 'A Spark of Life into the lifeless thing' Volta 1781 The fascination of trying to create a 'man machine' and confusing fable with fact has driven Miranda to investigate the ways humans have crossed this boundary, specifically around the same period that Shelley would have written Frankenstein. The scientist Volta is credited with trying out Galvani's experiment with electricity and frogs’, where by it was discovered that he could make the legs of the dead frog twitch. Volta eventually worked out that the wet muscle tissue conducted a current between the copper and zinc metals he was using. The voltic pile that came out of this discovery was the first battery. A Spark of Life juxtaposes different worlds creating an image that merges drawn line with photography, creating a new place where facts and fiction collide, where we view the figure though his trace in this distorted world.