Zone of Inhibition: Relating to the Single Cell through Speculative Performance Practice
This article presents extracts from a short film - a speculative vital materialist tale that reaches beyond a human perception of time, to document a conversation between a past-present-future sentient community-being of cells and their kin, present day humans who are always already symbiotically and parasitically involved in their generation. The conversation took place during a participatory performance workshop held at ASCUS Lab in Edinburgh, 2017, where participants genetically modified E. coli bacteria to hold a thought (DNA with no known biological meaning, only cultural meaning) within their bodies, and were then invited to enter into a speculative dialogue with their distant cellular kin.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: PhD Cultural Negotiation of Science Research Group, Northumbria University Associate, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University
Publication date: June 1, 2019
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