This renewed work Surface dynamics of adhesion, grown in Berlin, resembles a model of flocked wallpaper. Sealed in a series of acrylic boxes in agar based on the blood of the artist, living Candida parapsilosis grows in a pattern based on the first drawing of its relative, Candida albicans, by Charles Philippe Robin in 1853. It was also the Victorian era when awareness of hygiene was rapidly increasing. This complex installation includes furniture from that time and invites visitors to sit down and read more about me and my artistic research on Candida.
This work was prepared at the Biofilmzentrum, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, with kind assistance from Dr Annette Moter and members of her research group.