What Would a Microbe Say?

Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/29/2020 - 06/07/2020
12:00 am

Location
School Of Human Ecology

Categories


crocheted membranes of human limbs

“Crocheted membrane,” by Sonja Bäumel.

In this exhibition, artist Sonja Bäumel, collaborating with Helen Blackwell of the UW–Madison Department of Chemistry, explores the perception of what bodies are made of through microbes and the body’s surface. Bäumel reimagines skin as a fictional layer of communication, a multi-being landscape linked to the discovery of the human microbiome, which established the body as a walking biotope. Through the works in this exhibition, Bäumel examine how scientific knowledge has influenced the way we have perceived and interpreted the human body historically, and how this impacts our current society and the cultural contexts in which we act.

Contact for questions about the event: Laura S Peck, laura.peck@wisc.edu, 608-262-3623

Location: Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Rm 1210 | Spring 2020 hours posted here.

Schedule of programming forthcoming. Check back for more.