Poor mouth health is linked to many life threatening diseases such as diabetes, heart, lung and kidney disease therefore greater understanding about what our mouth microbes are capable of is key to stopping them causing havoc.
Slime Cities is an exhibition exploring the microbes found in our mouths and features works by artists Elin Thomas and Sabine Tötemeyer alongside students and visitors of Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry.
The exhibition features textile based works; Elin Thomas creates realistic microbial installations using crochet and felt; Sabine Tötemeyer is an avid knitter of bacteria and regularly displays them in their own habitats.
During the festival, join Melissa Grant and Sarah Kuehne from 12:00-14:00 daily for a drop-in participatory workshop where you can learn about the microbes in our mouths and create your own felt microbes to take home or add to the Slime Cities installation!
Slime Cities is presented as part of the Open Wide, a year-round exhibition programme of artistic works selected in response to clinical and scientific developments. Exhibition continues to 16 April 2017.
Presented by the School of Dentistry.