Microbe-philia: Art Practices that Explore our Relationships with Microbial Familiars

Workshop: Thursday-Friday
Result presentation: Friday, October 23, 16:00
@ schillerpalais.de, Schillerpromenade 4, D-12049 Berlin

In myth and fable, a familiar was an animal companion that was taken care of and in turn cared for its owner. If we apply this to the modern world it can be seen that our bacterial symbionts are similar to familiars. This process of @familiar’-isation is known as fermentation. During the workshop we will work to isolate bacterias that ferment sugar into bacterial cellulose or paper.

The workshop is organised in collaboration with schillerpalais.de.

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Brian Degger is a uk/Newcastle based art and science practitioner, originally from Adelaide Australia, with a PhD in molecular biology. He likes the outdoors, enjoys continuing to explore this post-industrial future. His interest in science has become more about ‘science’ as a culture than ‘science as experimentation’.