Wednesday, April 29, 2009

[Yasmin_announcements] Infectious in Dublin: Stay Away

Strangely in tune with the current global panic...


INFECTIOUS EXHIBITION Tuesday - Friday 12:00-20:00 and Saturday -
Sunday 12:00-18:00 Admission Free.

Artists and scientists participating in INFECTIOUS:

Bacteriology Illustrated - Susie Freeman and Dr Liz Lee - a corseted
dress made from fragments of a book illustrating the armoury we employ
to defend ourselves against infection.

Contagious Creativity - Alo Allik, Annika Koski and Simon Jermyn - an
artistic experiment exposing three forms of creation to produce a
mutating artwork.

Cybernetic Bacteria 2.0 - Anna Dumitiriu, Dr Simon Park, Dr Blay
Whitby, Tom Keene and Lorenzo Greenspan - chemical communication of
bacteria and our digital networks combine in this piece to generate a
brand new artificial life-form.

Epidemic Planet - Vittoria Colizza, Wouter Van den Broeck, D. Balcan,
B Goncalves, H. Hu J.J. Ramasco, A Vespignani - explore how high-speed
air-travel whisks new strains of influenza around the globe.

Fugue - Gordana Novakovic, Rainer Linz, Dr Peter Bentley, Anthony Ruto
and Richard Newcombe - this work reflects the changes and responses
occurring in the human immune system expressed through images and

Glass Viruses - Luke Jerram - these transparent sculptures challenge
our received notions of media images of coloured viruses asking if
these images are designed to instill fear.

Horde - David Bickley, Tom Green, Dr John Mac Sharry - an audio visual
installation representing the workings of the immune system in the
style of an epic Irish myth.

Kiss Culture - Maria Phelan - kiss the agar plate and leave more than
the imprint of your lips behind to cultivate and contribute to a
growing wall of kisses.

SocioPatterns - Ciro Cattuto and Wouter Van den Broeck - find out how
network scientists are using radio frequency tagging to understand the
pattern of human interaction.

Stigmatised - Karl Grimes - exploring how visual representations
inform our knowledge, inner fears and aversion to illness.


17:04:09-17:07:09 - 12:00-20:00 Tuesday-Friday and 12:00-18:00 Saturday-Sunday

Please note that the containment zone is inaccessible on MONDAYS.

For groups of over 10 people please contact in


THE INFECTION IS TAKING HOLD. Nearly 9,000 individuals have already
been exposed to the infectious exhibition in the Science Gallery. If
you are brave enough to enter the containment zone on Pearse Street
you are advised to wear protective clothing. As soon as you enter the
gallery you will be screened for what you might be carrying and will
be electronically tagged to monitor your state of infection. Whether
you are addicted to brands, obsessed with an idea, coming out with a
strange rash or just can't get that catchy jingle out of your head,
you might be infected.

INFECTIOUS is a major new exhibition exploring mechanisms of contagion
and strategies of containment through science and art including a live
epidemic simulation, an opportunity to have your DNA swabbed from your
cheek and analysed and to get up close and intimate with a Petri dish
as you cultivate the bacteria from your lips in our Kiss Culture

INFECTIOUS opened with a three-day long festival of events, talks and
performances, including the launch of the INFECTIOUS viral competition
with - launched by Jonah Peretti of
Buzzfeed and Ze Frank.

A panel discussion on INFECTIOUS IDEAS on Saturday April 18 was hosted
by New Yorker writer and Pulitzer prize finalist Lawrence Weschler and
involved leading immunologist Luke O'Neill and explored where we can
apply models of contagious diseases to other areas of culture, ranging
from viral marketing to financial panics.

Keep an eye out for other infectious events on the schedule available here.

INFECTIOUS was released on April 17th and will hopefully be
decontaminated by July 17th.

INFECTIOUS is supported by the Wellcome Trust, and curated by Luke
O'Neill, Cliona O'Farrelly and Michael John Gorman.

Please note that INFECTIOUS is not suitable for visitors under 15 years of age.

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