I, H O L O BIONT ...
Responsive Bacterial Capsules
Artist Intervention at Salon Zukunfstkultur 2023
ART FOR REGENERATION
conference by BMEIA Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at MQ Wien
Flyer and test-tube with the I, Holobiont responsive bacterial capsule
Presentation with a turning red pill
Presenting the bioreactor in which I cultured symbiotic bacteria. Some of them are also part of the pill.
I will countdown from 5 to 1 and we will
swallow the pill altogether.
Audience participating, with closed eyes during the collective audio guided trip through the microcosm, after swallowing the responsive bacterial capsule
The moment I ask the audience to get ready for the collective audio guided trip, when they take out the pill and open the water bottle.
From February 18th till May 21st, 2023 - in Künstlerhaus, Vienna
you can swallow the I, Holobiont... responsive bacterial pills
and go on an Audio-Tour; a transformative journey though our microcosm
START A CHAT WITH YOUR MICROBIOME
Visitors swallowing the responsive bacterial capsules and scanning
the QR-code during the opening in Künstlerhaus Wien
Red Locker with cups with the responsive bacterial capsules
and on the left the QR-code (for the audio-tour below)
is an assemblage of a host and the many other species living in and on it, which alltogether form a discrete ecological unit through symbiosis. The term “holobiont” was first introduced by biologist Lynn Margulis in her 1991 book: Symbiosis as a Source of Evolutionary Innovation.
Young visitors making the audio tour after
swallowing the responsive bacterial capsules
exhibition view at Künstlerhaus Wien
It was so nice to see you smile during the exhibition opening!
Thank you for going on that journey. For your trust and doubt...
Below: visitor looking in the wooden cube
>> my interspecies laboratory
>> Befriended invaders grown in the exhibition's bioreactor...
Bioreactor growing the bacteria in the pill
The bacterial cultures in the capsule pills were cultured in this bioreactor, than processed and dehydrated in the lab, to extract the ingredients, the transformative responsive bacteria; Bifidobacterium transformatis, Streptococcus dissolvens and a kombucha powder.