MTalks Liquid Architecture presents ‘Why listen to microbes?’
Sat 24 Nov 2018, 12.00pm–6.00pm
Image courtesy of Liquid Architecture.
The last decade has seen a huge shift in our understanding of the relationship between microorganisms and the macro world humans inhabit. Burrowing deep into our understanding of biological and social entanglement, this engaging and creative exploration finds Liquid Architecture zooming in on microbes and their vital importance to how we experience the world—including what we hear and how we hear it.
We listen all the time—whether we like it or not. Sounds come to us uninvited and shape our daily existences. We cannot un-hear. We feel the beat in our feet and skulls and hearts. But to what and whom do we listen, and why? While outside our optical range but omnipresent, microbial life cuts across established boundaries, mirroring Liquid Architecture’s own interdisciplinary turn against the visual sensory hierarchy.