Stem presents a possible scenario of legalised trade in stem cell production from adipose fat tissue and a near term development in the practice of body farming. It predicts an instance where people in need of an economic income, use their bodies to produce adipose stem cells for money. Extrapolating from current scientific research, Stem explores the future relationship between producers and the medical industry. With stem cell research becoming more prevalent in our society this piece of work offers a form of debate in what could become a very near reality. Consequently Stem questions the Rich and Poor’s increasing polarisation and their extremes of body morphology in response to a market economy.
Stem has been developed into the Future Farm scenario which can also be seen in this portfolio.
Gemma Layton (actor)
James Hopson (voice over)
Gemma, James, Jon, Prof. Oliver Curry (LSE)
design interactions, RCA