1 — 5 Jun 2022
Emergence, Microbes, Governing Bodies mini festival
1-5 June 2022
SOLU Space, Luotsikatu 13, Helsinki & other locations
Emergence, Microbes, Governing Bodies mini-festival will take place in SOLU Space 1—5 June 2022, organized together with the Governing Bodies art and research network. The events circle around the microbes we humans live in symbiosis.
Each human being lives in symbiosis with 1,5kg of microbes. They live in and on our bodies, and because they are so tiny, they outnumber the number of cells that make up our bodies. They influence our health and probably also our personality. The Governing Bodies network is an international group of artists from multiple genres who work closely with researchers in biochemistry, psychiatry and material sciences. Together they share a deep interest in how humankind’s growing understanding of the microbes in the human body influence humankind’s understanding of itself and our place in the world.
During the Emergence, Microbes, Governing Bodies, a group of international artists and scientists will approach the concept of emergence together with the audience to have fun and learn together and investigate how emergence and the microbes that humans live in symbiosis relate to one another. Special focus is given to the role of food, digestion, and specifically to our relationship with our microbiome. Most events will be happening in SOLU Space, including workshops, performances, talks, and much more.
While in Helsinki, the group invites the public to take part in artistic and scientific interventions, try food that stimulates the microbes in your gut as well as engage in workshops, and experience performances and concerts. SOLU Space will serve as the central hub for the activities, but some festival events are located in various other locations around Helsinki.
All events are open to the public and free of charge so that emergence can be experienced first-hand from a wide variety of angles. Anyone and everyone are welcome to join for an hour, a day or the whole festival.
You can find the preliminary programme on the Governing Bodies website. We will publish the completed programme and schedule on this webpage.