Blast Theory: first artists residency at WHO

As part of Contagious Cities, Blast Theory – who explore social and political questions through interactive art – became the first artists-in-residence at WHO in Geneva. 

Watch: behind-the-scenes with Blast Theory on their residency at the World Health Organization.

Artists Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj spent time at WHO’s Strategic Health Operations Centre, which monitors epidemics and pandemics across the world and coordinates international collaborative responses.

The work prompted by their residency reflects on contagion and cities, and focuses on moments of uncertainty in public health decision making and the 2003 SARS epidemic.

This work will feature in the Germ City exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York from September 2018. A different version of the work will be displayed in Hong Kong from January 2019. 

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