A free exhibition exploring mechanisms of contagion and strategies of containment it has been experienced by over 45,000 people who have ignored the warning to STAY AWAY.
ARE YOU INFECTED?
Over 45,000 individuals (and 12 dogs and a rat!) were exposed to the INFECTIOUS exhibition in the Science Gallery. Those brave enough to enter the containment zone on Pearse Street were advised to wear protective clothing. INFECTIOUS was 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. Looking for the results of your DNA test? Visit the PCR Lab page.
WATCH THE INFECTIOUS VIDEO:
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT INFECTIOUS:
Gerry McCarthy, Sunday Times Culture, May 17, 2009
"By addressing issues such as epidemics and the way that both viruses and ideas are spread, Infectious reaches places that neither art galleries nor science exhibitions normally reach."
Aidan Dunne, Irish Times, Visual Art Review, May 4, 2009
"The Science Gallery straddles the border between science and creativity in a more general sense, and this is reflected in the nature of the exhibits, which range from fairly hard science to visual art and pure theatre"Â Read the full review
Science, May 22, 2009:
"Even a pandemic can have a silver lining. A flood of visitors to an Irish exhibition about epidemics
has become a mother lode of data on the spread of disease." Read the review.
"In recent weeks, with concern about swine flu and words like â€˜pandemic' being used (and misused) by the media, this seems to be a worthwhile and timely way of addressing, though maybe not assuaging fears about epidemics and outbreaks."Â Read the full review