Infectious: Stay Away

Are you infected? From Friday April 17th something contagious will be spreading from Science Gallery. Stay away if you wish avoid exposure to infectious agents. If you are brave enough to enter the containment zone on Pearse Street you are advised to wear protective clothing. As soon as you enter the gallery you will be screened for what you might be carrying and will be electronically tagged to monitor your state of infection. Whether you are addicted to brands, obsessed with an idea, coming out with a strange rash or just can’t get that catchy jingle out of your head, you might be infected.

infectious-stay-awayINFECTIOUS is a major new exhibition exploring mechanisms of contagion and strategies of containment through science and art including a live epidemic simulation, an opportunity to have your DNA swabbed from your cheek and analysed and to get up close and intimate with a Petri dish as you cultivate the bacteria from your lips in our Kiss Culture experiment.

INFECTIOUS will start spreading on April 17th and will hopefully be decontaminated by July 17th.

INFECTIOUS is supported by the Wellcome Trust, and curated by Luke O’Neill, Cliona O’Farrelly and Michael John Gorman.

Please note that INFECTIOUS is not suitable for visitors under 15 years of age.

INFECTIOUS EXHIBITION: Science Gallery, Pearse St, Trinity College, Dublin 2.

Tuesday – Friday 12:00-20:00 and Saturday – Sunday 12:00-18:00 Admission Free.

* Much as I’d love to go to this exhibition, I’d be afraid that with my history of resistant bacteria, I might close this exhibition down 😉

Thanks to Roy @ Irish Taxi for reminding me that the exhibition is open.

3 Responses to Infectious: Stay Away

  1. Annb says:

    Steph, I think you deserve an exhibit all to yourself!

  2. I wonder if they’d spot me carrying in some viral marekting?
    Sounds like a great exhibition and really thought provoking but I agree with AnnB – I think you need a whole exhibition all to yourself! 😉

  3. Steph says:

    Ann and AV – 😀

    I’m keeping microbiology on it’s toes, that’s for sure! More anon!

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