Tacteria

design for a sensory experience

about the project
Eating utensils have substituted the act of eating with our hands – a behavior in which flora, a beneficial bacteria that promotes smoother digestion, is swallowed.  This sensory experience changes our preconceived notions regarding bacteria. It interprets and translates microscopic bacterial images into a tactile wax form. In this exhibition, the tactile experience is heightened as the sense of sight is eliminated.

As the Artist for the Tac-teria Facilitation, I was able to engage a group of people in an untested blind folded interactive activity. The facilitation consisted of a sensory experience that hoped to change our preconceived notions regarding bacteria. It interpreted and translatedmicroscopic bacterial images into a tactile waxy form, which the tactile experience was heightened as the sense of sight was eliminated. The sensory experience was achieved in a self-sustaining form of an exhibition, with instructions printed on the wall and only two blindfolds available to use.
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a sensory experience that hoped to change our preconceived notions regarding bacteria
Tacteria was exhibited at Virginia CommonWealth University for a blind folded interactive participation. 
Molded wax
Virginia Commonwealth University
 
Doha, Qatar
2020