Para-site-seeing: Departure Lounge

Passport page for Leishmania Para-site-seeing art-science exhibition

Para-site-seeing: Departure Lounge is an art-science collaboration between Rod Dillon and Jen Southern. We’re inviting you to imagine life from the perspective of the Leishmania parasite.

This deadly parasite has been travelling for millions of years, catching flights between humans, dogs and other animals using sand flies as their mode of transport. Throughout human history, the parasites have exploited conflict and competition to move between continents. Now, humans at University of Dundee’s Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) are fighting back!

The exhibiton is an expansion of Rod Dillon and Jen Southern’s travel blog website, co-commissioned by NEoN2018 Festival and Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR). Para-site-seeing: Departure Lounge is a partnership exhibition commissioned by LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery and WCAIR. WCAIR is setting its sights on infectious disease, creating a world-leading hub for drug discovery.

The exhibition runs from Friday 3 May until Saturday 31 August 2019. The exhibition is open to the public on Saturdays 11am-5pm and by appointment during the week. Do get in touch with us if you’d like to see it.

For information on the programme of events please see our website: