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Italy: Colosseum becomes living art as own bacteria is projected onto facade02:38

Italy: Colosseum becomes living art as own bacteria is projected onto facade

Italy, Rome
September 15, 2015 at 13:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

Artist Sabine Kacunko spoke about why she has projected bacteria living on Rome's Colosseum on its façade on Tuesday. She told of how her research into bacteria led her to discover that they are "very clever" and now understands that bacteria of their own species do not fight against each other but cooperate in times of struggle. "They don't kill each other, and I think we could learn from this and so I was interested to put [in putting] this in a public space, so that we can learn to communicate like the bacterias to resolve our problems," she said.

Operators take bacteria swabs from the ancient area's walls before examining them under a microscope and choosing which to project from a specially placed cabin.

The installation's official name is 'Invincible Big Bacteria Project' and officially runs between September 17 and 19, proving that despite the Colosseum being nearly 2,000 years old; it is still teaming with life.

Italy: Colosseum becomes living art as own bacteria is projected onto facade02:38
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Artist Sabine Kacunko spoke about why she has projected bacteria living on Rome's Colosseum on its façade on Tuesday. She told of how her research into bacteria led her to discover that they are "very clever" and now understands that bacteria of their own species do not fight against each other but cooperate in times of struggle. "They don't kill each other, and I think we could learn from this and so I was interested to put [in putting] this in a public space, so that we can learn to communicate like the bacterias to resolve our problems," she said.

Operators take bacteria swabs from the ancient area's walls before examining them under a microscope and choosing which to project from a specially placed cabin.

The installation's official name is 'Invincible Big Bacteria Project' and officially runs between September 17 and 19, proving that despite the Colosseum being nearly 2,000 years old; it is still teaming with life.