Artsadmin has joined up with DVDance and Channel 4 to commission eight artists’ films inspired by Darwin, four of which will be broadcast on Channel 4’s Three Minute Wonders series between 11 & 14 February.
The films will explore Darwin and his legacy from a very different perspective. Ranging from Emma Darwin’s remedies for her sick husband or Darwin’s worms, to the genetics of red hair and Darwin’s ‘thinking path’ in the grounds of Down House, Darwin Originals will be unorthodox, political, humorous and unexpected.
The films will be screened at venues, museums and festivals in the UK and abroad throughout 2009. Darwin Originals was funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
For more information, visit the project's website or check out the contributing artists: