Our Resilient Genome at Salongen

Salongen - rom for kunst 15.11.2014 00.0021.11.2014 00.00


The exhibition featured a short science animation, Our Resilient Genome, by filmmaker Pina Kingman and is developed with the Visualization Group Department of Informatics at the University of Bergen. The film tells the story of our DNA, how it is constantly breaking and rebuilding over and over again to keep us alive, and provides a glimpse into the fascinating world of cellular biology. It was developed as part of the PhysioIllustration Project with the Visualization Group, Department of Informatics at the University of Bergen (
The aim of this project is to research novel visual communication techniques and advance knowledge translation methods, specifically in the field of molecular and cellular biology. This research culminated in the creation of a short film describing DNA Repair and is intended for the general public.

In addition to showcasing our novel visual communication methods, the film also highlights research undertaken by the Department of Molecular Biology, UiB. To disseminate our research to our audience, we will submit the film to several international film festivals. It will also be showcased at OuUnPo 2015 in Stockholm (
To reach our audience locally in Bergen, we showcased our work in a public exhibition in November 2014 ( The film will be available online in 2015. Please contact Pina Kingman for more information.

About the filmmaker:
Pina Kingman is an animator and filmmaker. Originally from Vancouver Canada, she is now based in Bergen, Norway. Her work focuses on presenting scientific information in an engaging and accessible manner. She uses 3D animation and motion graphics to illustrate subjects ranging from cellular function, pathology, and human anatomy for both the entertainment and health-education industries. Pina is also working to disseminate important science research to the public through art exhibitions and other public events. Through art, film, and animation, Pina hopes to help make science-education a little less daunting and a bit more fun. To see more work:
Pina Kingman:

Film Narration: Eamonn O´Connell & Sarah Blowers 
Film Music: Bird  `Heaven Can Wait´  & `Nature Of The Beast´ from the album La Notte.

Funding and Support:
This work has been carried out within the 
PhysioIllustration project and is funded by NFR 
(project #218023).
The Bergen University Fund (Universitetsfondet)
BEK / Bergen Center for Elektronic Arts

Visualization Group, Department of Informatics UiB:

Pina Kingman:

Eddie Da Bass:
Vernissage 15 Nov 20.00 – 23.00
Exhibition period 16 Nov – 21 Nov, 17.00 – 21.00

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