Invisible You – The Human Microbiome exhibition, Eden Project, Cornwall
'Invisible You: The Human Microbiome' is a new permanent exhibition that will reveal how we become colonised by bacteria, fungi, protozoa and other micro-organisms, exploring microbes’ role in keeping us healthy and the consequences should our internal ecosystem fall out of kilter.
With generous funding from the Wellcome Trust, we’ve invited a handful of talented artists to help bring this invisible world to life for you. Many of them collaborating with scientists, these artists have created an amazing collection of artwork, installations and interactive pieces – ranging from a sound piece based on DNA, to sculptures and textiles exploring the patterns of bacteria, to a series of portraits depicting the bacteria within our belly buttons.
The exhibition puts everything from pregnancy and faeces to guts and antibiotics under the microscope – and invites you to get involved. You’ll never look at your body in quite the same way again…