Berlin: a narrative cartography of virus
Berlin has a rich history of creative and scientific discovery, including the work of Robert Koch, who founded modern bacteriology. It has also been subjected to outbreaks of viruses, such as influenza, which have shaped the way the city faces contagion.
As part of Contagious Cities, multimedia artist Sybille Neumeyer has created an artistic walk that traces stories of influenza, pandemics and viruses in and around Berlin’s Museum für Naturkunde.
In dialogue with scientists and experts from the Robert Koch Institute, Charité and Museum für Naturkunde, she explores the many ‘voices’ of viruses, by searching for and listening to both living and inanimate agents.
The walks will start at the Museum für Naturkunde in May 2019. The film will be on show at the Robert Koch Institute.
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