17 Oktober 2007
agency, Brüssel: Specimen 0780
Agency, an agency without name, presents since 1992 quasi-things. Quasi-things fall just inside or outside a category, they move from one category to another or they don‘t belong to any category at all... In short, things that witness hesitation in terms of classification.
On the occasion of the exhibition „Lebende Archive“ at Frise, agency will present Specimen 0780. This quasi-thing relates to a scandal around US Patent No. 3,097,137 (‚Vincaleukoblastine‘) in relation to the traditional knowledges of the Madagascar Periwinkle plant.