The Other Selves. On the Phenomenon of the Microbiome (2016)

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François-Joseph Lapointe
Saša Spačal/ Mirjan Švagelj/ Anil Podgornik
Tarsh Bates
Joana Ricou



26 February – 30 April 2016

Curated by Regine Rapp & Christian de Lutz


Art Laboratory Berlin is pleased to present the new series Nonhuman Subjectivities. Based on current philosophical theories of the object and a critique of anthropocentrism, our attention is focused on non-human actors. This exhibition, the first of the new exhibition series Nonhuman Subjectivities, presents various artistic reflections on the complex microbial environment found on and within the human body. Scientists say that bacterial cells are as numerous as human cells in our body. The phenomenon of the microbiome also brings forth many complex questions about human identity and our relation to our multiple selves.

Featuring my work Surface Dynamics of Adhesion, renewed for this exhibition.


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Thanks to Lucy Patterson and the crew from Berlin Science Hackers for their interest and enthusiasm at the SPECIAL Science Hack Stammtisch – microbiome party. As well as an artist talk, I served my (in)famous (in)edible artwork The Unsettling Eros of Contact Zones.

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