The Human Super Organism

The Human Super Organism” is an interactive installation that focuses on the bacteria from the hands. Participants place their hands on an interactive screen which acts as a virtual Petri dish and reveals the ways in which diverse colonies of bacteria from the human hands can be grown in the lab on agar.

Super-organism is an ongoing series of artworks investigating the human microbiome by Alex May and Anna Dumitriu. It currently comprises a full body interactive installation commissioned by Cinekid Festival in Amsterdam, and a video installation “Super-organism: The Living Microbiome” commissioned by The Wellcome Collection for The Evening Standard “1000” award ceremony at The Francis Crick Institute and “The Human Super-organism” commissioned by Eden Project focussing on the bacteria from the hands as part of their permanent exhibition “Invisible You: The Human Microbiome”.