Normal Flora Project (2006)

The sublime qualities of bacteria and moulds are the subject of Anna Dumitriu's major new Arts Council funded art project Normal Flora. Dumitriu has taken the study of these everyday bacteria, which are of no commercial or medical relevance, into the realm of art. She has put on a white coat and taken samples of the everyday bacteria we happily co-exist with in our thriving domestic ecosystems (our homes!), put them in Petri dishes, developed them, and used them as a basis for live performances, installations, digital projections, soundworks and mobile phone wallpapers and ring-tones.

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The sublime qualities of bacteria and moulds are the subject of Anna Dumitriu's major new Arts Council funded art project Normal Flora. Dumitriu has taken the study of these everyday bacteria, which are of no commercial or medical relevance, into the realm of art. She has put on a white coat and taken samples of the everyday bacteria we happily co-exist with in our thriving domestic ecosystems (our homes!), put them in Petri dishes, developed them, and used them as a basis for live performances, installations, digital projections, soundworks and mobile phone wallpapers and ring-tones.

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