Enter the hidden world of your body. Did you know that human life depends on a collaboration between our own cells and the trillions of bacteria, fungi, and viruses that inhabit our intestines and cover our skin – other species that are everywhere on and inside our bodies? These microbes not only affect our physical health but also our thoughts and emotions. So should we start thinking of ourselves as a ‘we’ rather than an ‘I’? And if so, how can we write as this ‘we’?
In the company of the British poet James Wilkes and the museum’s curator Adam Bencard we will explore the fascinating symbiosis between the human body and its microbes. We will imagine the language of microbes and write from their perspective. How do these microbes live? What might they feel? And how do they experience the world? Based on an encounter with a colony of living microorganisms in the exhibition ‘Mind the Gut,’ we explore ways of taking the microbes’ perspective in writing.
- This event is in English.
- Medicinsk Museion provides paper and pen.
- You are welcome to bring your own laptop for writing.
- At 11 – 14.
- The event takes place in the Appendix room. We meet at the Reception.
- Price DKK 175.
About write your body
The ‘Write Your Body’-events explores the human body through literature. With readings, talks, museum objects, and writing exercises, we invite participants to reflect on their own life with the body.
Write Your Body is open to everyone. The only expectation is a desire to actively participate in the writing exercises. Experience in writing is not a requirement; there will be a good introduction to the exercises, so everyone can participate at their own level.