Talks & DiscussionsFree
Our body is a planet
August 9, 2022 1:00pm Online
Film and discussion exploring the role of fungi in our world and the way these organisms interact with our bodies.
The short film “Our Body is a Planet” is the result of the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology’s exploratory artist’s residency with Devon-based artist Léonie Hampton of Still/Moving, in partnership with Arts and Culture, University of Exeter. The film explores the role of fungi in our world and the way these organisms interact with our bodies.
“This residency has been a deeply inspiring and enriching experience. A blend of horror and beauty grew as I learnt from the stories and images about fungi that the scientists shared with me. The film is truly a collaborative outcome that tries to capture the journey I was taken on. Thank you to everyone who contributed their thoughts, time and work to make this film come alive. “
After the film screening, the accompanying online event will involve Léonie Hampton in conversation with Neil Gow, Professor of Microbiology at the University of Exeter and Sarah Campbell, Associate Director of Culture at the University of Exeter.
This project was funded by the Medical Research Council Centre for Medical Mycology at the University of Exeter (MR/N006364/2) and the Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Award (WT105618MA).Book Now
- This event is suitable for age 16+
- This event may make reference to death and disease.
- Accessibility Statement: We aim to make events as accessible as possible. If you have any accessibility requirements or any questions about how we can support this event, please contact public_engagement@theRSE.org.uk.