Para-site-seeing: Departure Lounge Preview

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


Rod Dillon and Jen Southern

Join us for the preview of PARA-SITE-SEEING: DEPARTURE LOUNGE on Thursday 2 May 2019, 5-7pm.

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PARA-SITE-SEEING: DEPARTURE LOUNGE is an art-science collaboration between Rod Dillon and Jen Southern, 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.

Refreshments will be served.

Preview: Thursday 2 May 2019, 5-7pm

Exhibition runs: Friday 3 May – Saturday 31 August 2019

The exhibition is open to the public on Saturdays and by appointment during the week.

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