"Atomic and Molecular Collisions (Fur Quilt)"   52" x 78" x 10"; Scientific papers, fake fur, paint, gauze, sewing, burning; 1997


"Atomic and Molecular Collisions (Fur Quilt)"  52" x 78" x 10"; Scientific papers, fake fur, paint, gauze, sewing, burning; 1997

MacCallum burns and distorts scientific documents, rendering the text almost unreadable, then wraps them in a scroll of fake fur. ‘Science,’ seemingly immutable, becomes subject to the same process of decay and aging as out own bodies.
— Laura McGough, "A Permeable Edge" in FIBERARTS, Summer, 1998
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