What Would a Microbe Say?

  • April 29, 2020 to June 7, 2020
    Recurring daily
  • Ruth Davis Design Gallery
  • Near West Side
  • 1300 Linden Drive
  • Madison, WI 53706

In this exhibition, artist Sonja Bäumel, collaborating with Helen Blackwell of the UW–Madison Department of Chemistry, explores the perception of what bodies are made of through microbes and the body’s surface. Bäumel reimagines skin as a fictional layer of communication, a multi-being landscape linked to the discovery of the human microbiome, which established the body as a walking biotope. Through the works in this exhibition, Bäumel examine how scientific knowledge has influenced the way we have perceived and interpreted the human body historically, and how this impacts our current society and the cultural contexts in which we act.

  • Times: Wed & Fri 10am-4pm; Thurs 10am-7pm; Sat-Sun 12-4pm