Saša Spačal and Mirjan Švagelj

In Saša Spačal’s and Mirjan Švagelj’s Meta_bolus installation, Streptomyces bacteria emit a seducing geosmin aroma, a single sniff of which can evoke the memory of a forest after rain. The aroma of wet leaves is intertwined with the history of human resistance to antibiotics. Can humans smell the rising resistance to antibiotics?”

Saša Spačal and Mirjan Švagelj, Meta_bolus. Courtesy of the artists.