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Transmissions: Exploring the Microbial World

Thursday, 11 June, 2015 to Saturday, 5 September, 2015

Transmissions is an exhibition that explores the microbial world and the implications of human co-existence with microbial life. The exhibition features work by artists who have collaborated with scientists to consider representations of microbial life, the global impact of microbial diseases and the evolution of antimicrobial resistance.

Transmissions brings to Dundee recent art works by Mark Doyle, Jo Hodges & Robbie Coleman and Anne Milne, made as a result of a residency programme at the Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution at the University of Edinburgh supported by ASCUS Art & Science. Alongside these works of art, the exhibition includes historical artefacts brought together from the Museum Collections and the Archives at the University of Dundee and a selection of current research being conducted at the University of Dundeeand the University of Edinburgh in this area.

Featured in the exhibition was the work of the Drug Discovery Unit of the University of Dundee concerning the search for a compound to treat malaria. A paper which detailed the discovery of a new compound led by Professor Ian Gilbert was published in the scientific journal Nature at the same time as the exhibition.

Transmissions is supported by the Medicines for Malaria Venture and is a partnership between LifeSpace: Science Art Research Gallery and ASCUS Art & Science with the Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution at the University of Edinburgh.

Preview: Thursday 11 June 2015, 5-7pm
Exhibition tour begins at 5pm

Exhibition: 12 June – 5 September 2015


Installation & Preview Photos of Transmissions at LifeSpace: