We are living in the age of the anthropocene – the age of the human – and we keep learning more about, how we affect and change our surrounding world, for better or for worse. But very few people think about, how the world also affects the human body. That our surroundings also forms our bodies and daily existence.
Our cells register the shift from day to night, caused by planetary movement. Things we touch, affects trillions of microbes, that live in and on us, and who decide, how we fell. The generations before us have left traces in our DNA. For better or worse, we exist in a network of connections, stretching from the microscopic to the planetary.
The world is in you is based on new biomedical research, that attempts to understand our bodies, our health and our world. But the conversations about the insights of the research cannot be contained in separate disciplines. They flow into art, history, culture, philosophy, politics and more. Together, they make new understandings possible, of how our bodies are connected to the world.
The exhibition contains a mixture of pieces of art – from paintings to video installations, objects from the collections of Medical Museion and scientific and historical objects. All objects tell about our entangled bodies, and the exhibition moves through four themes – Time, Space, Microbes and Generations.