Art Project: Am Leishmania, will travel

A commission with NEON and The Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research at Dundee University. The work will launch in Dundee and online in November 2018, as part of NEoN Digital Arts Festival under its theme of lifespans. Considering the lifespan of the parasite that causes Leishmaniasis, the work takes a playful approach to how the sand fly transmits the parasite, and how the parasite transforms itself to live in different hosts – both animal and human.

Avoiding excessive anthropomorphism is a challenge. Seeing the world through the perspective of  travelling Leishmania is the goal. Several travel themes are being developed relating to history, the lab, the insect vector and the human.

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