Best before
'Best before' is a quirky experiment made for the exhibition BREAK 21, Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia. This installation consisted of three petri dishes: each dish was covered with photoemulsion. It showed the photographs of bodily parts, known to be the most exposed to microbes (palm of the hand, skin around the nails, ears). Petri dishes were then covered with a transparent layer of agar agar. After several days, a natural process of bacteria production took place - soon enough photographs were covered with traces of colonies of bacteria (and smelled quite badly!).
However this beautiful bio-art 'collage', which kept changing over time, has made some hidden natural processes visible. It has shown what would happen with human skin had it not been protected with its natural chemicals and self-produced oils.
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