In collaboration with Valentinas Klimašauskas and Auksė Gaižauskaitė
The video Microorganisms and their Hosts proposes to reconsider the ecology of a human while questioning the impact of the microbiome, researching self-healing strategies, and experiencing the artwork in parallel to the changing environmental conditions. How can one experience their microbiome? Is there any dependence between what we eat, how we behave, and what we think?
The video guides through scientific research, artistic considerations, and the consumption of fermented foods. It also introduces different perspectives on the symbiotic relationship between humans and their microbiomes.
Mindaugas Gapševičius (DE/LT)
Mindaugas Gapševičius (b. 1974) is an artist, based in Berlin and Vilnius. He obtained his MA at Vilnius Academy of Arts in 1999, and his MPhil at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2016. Since 2016, he has been conducting PhD research at Bauhaus University, Weimar, where he holds an artistic associate chair. His works question the creativity of machines, and do not presume humans are the only creative force.