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   Nell Tenhaaf
dDNA (d is for dancing)
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1999 [colour, 5 min. 58 sec.]
(two channel video projection in storefront window, sound)

When watching people learn to dance, it's quickly obvious that it comes more easily to some than to others. In this work, I'm not proposing that there's a dancing gene. Still, it's never been disproven. Further, I'm not proposing that we learn to dance and then pass it on, but we teach many things to the next generation and the next in very subtle and complex ways.

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