“Confronting the Bacterial Sublime: Building a Biosafety Level 2 Lab in a Gallery” with Anna Dumitriu, Thursday 1st March 2012, 6-8pm at The Science Gallery, The Naughton Institute, Pearse Street, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Eire. Anna Dumitriu is proposing the construction of a portable Biosafety Level 2 Microbiology Laboratory for use in art gallery settings. The purpose of the space will be to allow participatory hands-on bioart acrivities and the exhibition of artworks created using pathogenic and genetically modified bacteria. The lab will provide supervised access and practical workshops for the public and artists alike to enable them to experience a deeper understanding of the microbial world and develop a bacteriocentric view. Dumitriu has previously exhibited a number of works created using GM bacteria in her “Communicating Bacteria Dress" and pathogenic bacteria as in her MRSA Quilt (which was run as workshop at the V & A in London) or textile works including the extracted DNA of tuberculosis that have either been killed and sterilised or filmed in remote settings. In this work she seeks to enable the audience to experience what it feels like to be confronted with the intricate behaviours of living bacteria in their most sublime form. Watch the event and see the documents here.