Secret message: we are not alone in our space

Researcher: Nathalie Dubois-Calero, PhD Molecular Biology, and current Concordia BFA student

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Secret Message installed for Science Odyssey: Sci/Art exhibition in the Speculative Life BioLab. WhiteFeather Hunter photo.

Project scope: “I climbed stairs alone, and thousands of microbes were falling from me, telling where I have been, speaking about my shoes, my food, my hair. I captured those spies on a fabric soaked with a nutritious and malicious broth, and I obliged them to show their faces. They were lovable in fact, and we worked all together — they still spy… but for whom?

This research is ongoing, first presented as part of a class project for Drawing 399/499 with François Morelli. Dubois Calero’s works are bridges between art and science, and question our relation to micro-organisms, artificial and natural, human nature. She works mainly with found objects and living organisms.

Activities/ Publications:

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Secret Message (far left) in the Science Odyssey: Sci/Art exhibition at the Speculative Life BioLab. WhiteFeather Hunter photo.

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