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CONTAGION - Photography Prompts

Exhibition

Date: Feb 15-Mar 14, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:59 pm IST
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Science Gallery Bengaluru is a not-for-profit public institution for research-based engagement targeted at young adults. They work at the interface between the natural and human sciences, engineering, and the arts through a Public Lab Complex, ever-changing exhibitions, and mentorship programmes.


CPB Learning Lab in partnership with Science Gallery Bengaluru invites young adults to respond to the Photography Prompts as part of SGB’s upcoming exhibition - “CONTAGION”. Scheduled to open in 2021, the upcoming exhibition-season explores the phenomenon of the transmission of emotions, behaviours, and diseases.


Respond creatively to one or more prompts for a chance to become a part of CONTAGION. Your photographs, short video clip, GIF, or meme could be showcased in the exhibition and you could get feedback about your submission from the CPB Learning Lab team.


The deadline for submissions is 15 March 2021.


About CONTAGION

The exhibition-season CONTAGION will explore the phenomenon of the transmission of emotions, behaviours, and diseases. CONTAGION is scheduled to open in 2021. 


The domino effect, the ripple effect, or the ability of one event to set off a chain of others has been known and described in various ways. From a yawn in a classroom setting off a wave of them to a chain reaction within a nuclear reactor leading to the creation of energy, this effect can be seen everywhere. 


Human social interactions are among the most studied examples of this. We have observed historically that our ability to travel, combined with our need to communicate and connect, has led to some of the worst epidemics. Within the human body, the spread of infection from cell to cell requires communication and strategy, which is well exhibited by microorganisms, viruses, and parasites.


Emotions are contagious too! Our everyday lives are filled with examples of how we “catch” subtle or complex emotions, such as happiness, anger, panic, or depression, from other people. We see this contagion manifested in social phenomena like the mass protests, violent riots, or the selling panics and buying frenzies of the stock market. Research has shown that moving against the crowd provokes the alarm circuits in our brain, while conformity keeps us calm. This has formed the basis for much of the advertising, propaganda and social media.


Psychologists, anthropologists, virologists, historians, designers, health workers, artists, and neuroscientists have studied how and why human minds and bodies are captured and cultivated by viruses, visionaries, and vogue. 




About Science Gallery Bengaluru


Science Gallery Bengaluru (SGB) is a not-for-profit public institution for research-based engagement targeted at young adults. We work at the interface between the natural and human sciences, engineering, and the arts through a Public Lab Complex, ever-changing exhibitions, and mentorship programmes.

 

SGB is established with the founding support of the Government of Karnataka and three academic partners: the Indian Institute of Science, the National Centre for Biological Sciences, and the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology. It is a member of the Global Science Gallery Network with sister galleries in Atlanta, Detroit, Dublin, London, Melbourne, Rotterdam, and Venice.


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