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The Pathogen of War - World Premiere

When: Saturday, March 16, 2024 - Sunday, March 24, 2024, 12:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: CPH:DOX, Flæsketorvet 60, 3s, 1711 Copenhagen V, Denmark


IHSS Fellow and Lecturer in Film Practice (School of Languages, Linguistics and Film) Dr Yasmin Fedda's interactive installation at CPH:Dox Festival Inter:Active Exhibition 

About the Project

It’s 2073, a decade after the Bio-Rift, which killed half of humanity. This show at the Museum of Medical Archaeology will explain how a benign bacteria was driven by war to become a “perfect killer.” A speculative interactive work based on the real science of antibiotic resistance.

It’s 2073, a decade after the Bio-Rift – the moment when all bacteria become resistant to all our antibiotics, resulting in the deaths of half the human population.

At the Museum of Medical Archaeology, you’ll learn about what caused the Bio-Rift and what lessons can be drawn to prevent it from happening again. 

Iraqi medical anthropologist Dr Omar Dewachi will take you on a journey to unearth how Acinetobacter baumannii went from being a relatively benign bacteria, to a “perfect killer”, also known by its US moniker ‘Iraqibacter’, combining real-life biography and scientific research, with a speculative near future looking at the dangers of antibiotic resistance that started today.

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