Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesFestival/Exhibition


What happens when an artist and a scientist meet through the time of Covid? Two radical spirits have bonded to explore the common orbital of art and science from a unique perspective.

From disembodied conversation to full scale occupation, artist Emily Fong, scientist Alan Fairlamb and researchers from the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) formed a series of bonds through dialogue and play. Engaging with the building as body, the pair underwent a unique process of manipulating the environment to suit their needs. Not unlike parasites, they wished no harm, but desired to come to an accommodation with their host.

We invited our audience, as parasites, to occupy this body and the habitats created within. We aimed to celebrate interdisciplinary collaboration and the new ways of working that have evolved from this unique moment in time. We encouraged play, reflection, intimacy and healing.
Period16 Feb 20238 Apr 2023
Event typeExhibition
LocationDundee, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • art
  • science
  • science communication
  • sciart
  • public engagement