30th July - 17th September 2011
‘Normal Flora’ is the name given to the ubiquitous microbes that we co-exist with in our everyday lives.
‘Anna Dumitriu: Normal Flora’ is the inaugural exhibition at R-Space at The Linen Rooms Lisburn. This major solo show by international artist Anna Dumitriu blurs the boundaries between art, textile crafts and science. As R-Space Co-Director, Robert Martin, explains:
“Dumitrius work uses a range of digital, biological and traditional media including live bacteria, projections and textiles."
The exhibition features a dress patterned using pigments from environmental bacteria and antibiotic embroidery, a large-scale collaborative crochet based on the bacteria from the artist’s own bed and an indigo blue coloured patchwork stained with MRSA bacteria grown on chromogenic agar and patterned with clinical antibiotics and other tools in the research and treatment of this disease.