Movies about our lives with microbes

Tuesday-Friday kl. 12-20 and Saturday-Sunday (11-17)

As part of the event programme of the exhibition The World is in You at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, two films are shown, each in its own way expressing the relationship between the human body and microbes.

The microbes on our bodies are small, so small that we can only see them through a microscope. And what do they look like then? Who are they? How do they behave?

The films The Merry Microbes and Bacterial World – Microbes that Rule Our World are shown in the cinema on the mezzanine every day from 23 November to 23 December throughout the Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s opening hours.

About The Merry Microbes

In the silent movie The Merry Microbes from 1909 by Émile Cohl, a doctor takes hair and skin samples from a patient and subsequently invites the patient to see which microbes he is “made of”. The insight into this otherwise invisible world makes him realize that he is ill and desperately rushes out of the doctor’s room.

Duration: 4 min.

About Bacterial World – Microbes that Rule Our World

If we should believe that the Earth belongs to humans, we may well think again. It belongs to the bacteria. They are everywhere. In droves. In the darkness of the deep sea and the drought of the mountain desert. On humans and animals. Fortunately, only a small proportion of them are dangerous, and new science has shown that they are crucial to the survival of life, including man. In the film Bacterial World – Microbes that Rule Our World from 2016 by Stéphane Bégoin, a number of researchers talk about the symbiotic co-existence with bacteria.

Duration 54 min.


23 Nov 2021 - 23 Dec 2021


12:00 - 20:00


Kunsthal Charlottenborg