Michael Burton 'The Race' (2006-2007)
Through 'The Race', Michael Burton explores the possible implications of the sterile world within which we now live. Through his pieces he suggests that possible new alterations to the human body - the process of mutation, natural selection and genetic engineering could one day lead to manipulations to the human body.
Fingernail growth could be engineered to increase the surface area where bacteria can thrive. Nail biting would be encouraged as a means of consumption in order to boost immunity and as a result; health and wellbeing.