Salmonella Superbugs, 2019
(Salmonella Supergus, Bad Cypro, Soft Cheese)
Water clear polyester resin, release agent, 18k gold baby teeth, t-shirt
Salmonella Superbugs is an installation that consists of three sculptural pieces: Salmonella superbugs, Bad Cypro and Soft cheese, they all allude to the effects and immateriality of feelings created around the fear of getting infected by an external entity, something that we cannot see nor touch, but enters our body and creates certain physical effects and effects on it. I grew up with the fear of getting Salmonella, I’ve always loved eggs and always ate to many. A salmonella “superbug” is a very strong type of stomach bug that is known for being resistant to the antibiotic treatment that usually cures Salmonella. Salmonella is known as a food poisoning disease that comes from ingesting contaminated poultry, beef or eggs. Ciprofloxacin (Cipro), is the most effective antibiotic for curing Salmonellosis or Salmonella. It is said that the Salmonella “superbug”, came from soft cheese made with unpasteurized milk.
Installation view at Interim Show, Goldsmiths Univesity, MFA Deptford Site