In a recent interview Nicole begins by asking, “Who are you and what do you do?” I wonder if she knows I consider these questions all the time.
…Who am I? What am I? What is this world? What is my relationship to it?…
This summer, as artist-in-residence at the Tempe Center for the Arts, I study and draw out the incredible human brain. My answer (to the set up of questions) then, could go something like – I am a nervous system. I am neurons and glia firing up a brain.
As of recent I study microorganisms: bacteria, viruses, fungi, archaea and protists. Today – I am an (human) organism made up of (hosting) micro (too small to see without magnification) organisms.
Note: My series of compositions include external and internal views and are ginormous considering…
In the course of this current interest (more like revelation) in microorganisms, I come across a virus that takes me back to the residency research where I look at the healthy brain and the diseased brain (In general I looked at Dementia, in particular I tried to understand Alzheimer’s Disease).
Meet M13 (Munich13), a bacteriophage (or simply a phage).
A phage is a virus that infects and replicates within bacteria. M13 invades E Coli.
M13 catches my attention when I come across an article explaining how the virus dissolves (in laboratory studies) amyloid-beta plaques and tao tangles. #combatneurodegenerativedisease #Alzheimer’s #Parkinson’s. #Huntington’s
Here (↑ ↓) you have my best interpretation of the M13 filamentous bacteriophage.
…Life (microscopic organisms) in the studio (here, there and everywhere).
#microorganisms #microbiota #humanmicrobiome #weareone