Blast Theory: Reflections on Contagion, Cities and Decision Making in Public Health Crises
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Led by artists Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, Blast Theory
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The server encountered an internal error and was unable to complete your request. Either the server is overloaded or there is an error in the application.A Cluster of 17 Cases, was inspired by the story of 17 unsuspecting people who stayed on the 9th floor of a Hong Kong hotel on the night of Feb 21, 2003. These 17 people were subsequently identified as spreading the SARS virus to at least 546 people around the globe. Blast Theory’s work on infectious disease continued last year with Spit Spreads Death, an interactive parade of light and sound designed to remember the individuals who lost their lives and the health workers who put their own lives on the line in Philadelphia in 1918–19, when more than 12,000 people died in the deadliest flu pandemic the world has ever seen.
Birkbeck’s Centre for Museum Cultures and Centre for Medical Humanities are delighted to present a live, online event during which Blast Theory will discuss their recent work and its implications for the current Covid-19 crisis. An open Q&A will follow the artists’ talk and panel discussion.
Centre for Museum Cultures
Blast Theory creates interactive art to explore social and political questions, placing audience members at the centre of our work.
Led by Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, the group creates interactive art that puts you at the centre of the work. Drawing on popular culture, performance, technology and games, the work often blurs the boundaries between the real and the fictional.
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