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JENNA SUTELA
Holobiont
Screening and talk
at mimi ferments, Stephanstraße 24, Berlin-Moabit
Sunday, 30 September 2018, 4 pm
By personal invitation only due to limited space

Holobiont considers the idea of embodied cognition on a planetary scale, featuring a zoom from the outer space to inside the gut. The video documents Planetary Protection rituals at the European Space Agency and explores extremophilic bacteria in fermented foods as possible distributors of life between the stars. Bacillus subtilis, the nattō bacterium, plays a leading role.

Jenna Sutela: Holobiont, 2018
Video, 10'27''
Featuring: Tarren Johnson, Nile Koetting, Ming Lin and Colin Self
Planetary protection: Gerhard Kminek and Life, Physical Sciences and Life Support Laboratory at the European Space Agency
Ferments: Markus Shimizu
Camera and video editing: Mikko Gaestel
Sound editing: Martti Kalliala
Recording: Ville Haimala, Adam Laschinger and Gold Mountain

Supported by Kone Foundation and expanding on a performance for Serpentine Marathon 2017.

Event and production generously supported by Liebelt-Stiftung, Hamburg.