“Bashkëjetesë me Virusin!” by Elda Shabani
April 24, 2020

...A number of contemporary artists are collaborating between medicine and the textile industry, exploring how each discipline can inform the other. Artist Laura Splan in her 2004 project explores the connection between textiles, art and science. Through her work, during the SARS outbreak in 2002–04, she combined art and textiles with technology and medicine. The design of the lace fabric is based on a different structure of the virus (HIV, SARS, Influenza, Herpes). Her project is a reflection on the “softening” of microbial as well as psychological images of cultural anxieties against circulating viruses...

Elda Shabani
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