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The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis

3mo ago
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The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis is a solo exhibition by artist Anna Dumitriu, which explores the history of tuberculosis from artistic, social and scientific perspectives and investigates superstitions about the disease, its literary and romantic associations, the development of antibiotics and the latest research into whole genome sequencing of bacteria. Artworks have been created using strains of mycobacteria, natural antibiotic dyes, transformed historical artefacts, and textiles. Made in collaboration with Dr John Paul and Kevin Cole and The Modernising Medical Microbiology Project, Watermans Gallery, Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Target TB. Supported by The Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England.