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How do you create a larger-than-life dress out of pills? This short film shows artist Susie Freeman of Pharmacopoeia doing just that. Knitting on her old industrial machine, comparing pill fabrics, and putting them on the dress base.

Together with Dr. Liz Lee she has weaved a dress made of ten years of prescription pills for two women, one from Denmark, the other from the UK, with metabolic syndrome, i.e., the combination of, among other diseases, type-2 diabetes, hypertension, and obesity.

The artwork tries to visualize and provoke our understanding of life with this complex cluster of metabolic diseases, using the pill as a material trace and symbol of the immense impact such a diagnosis has on the everyday life of the patient.

From October 11th the finished artwork will on display in the entrance hall of Medical Museion.



Biohacking: Do It Yourself!

In 2013-2014 Medical Museion hosted an open biohacking laboratory, pieced together from recycled furniture, IKEA cabinets, and cheap “hacked” instruments made by do-it-yourself biologists from BiologiGaragen and Hackteria. At a series of hands-on events and discussions, visitors were invited to step inside the world of practical biotechnology, and encounter the dreams and realities of open science. An online version of the exhibition is here.  
Considering Exhibitions
  • Symposium about the good exhibition
  • 23 August 2015 2-5pm at the National Museum, Ny Vestergade 10, København K
  • The Bikuben Foundation presents the symposium Considering Exhibitions featuring discussion on the potentials of the medium of exhibition with emphasis on cross-disciplinary projects. The event is in English. Full program and details available here.