Press Release | Rain Rain Go Away!
Dear friends, colleagues and people interested in our work,
We invite you to experience our latest work, Rain Rain Go Away!, launching this 11th – 18th April 2016 at the exhibition SPANISH / DUTCH Design / Localidad Extranjera at Casa Cervantes, Milano, Italy during the Salone del Mobile Milano 2016.
Rain Rain Go Away!
New project launching during Salone del Mobile Milano 2016
by Thought Collider in collaboration w / The Laboratory of Entomology at Wageningen University (The Netherlands)
Rain Rain Go Away! is a hybrid research artefact developed within The Institute for the Design of Tropical Disease (IDTD), a project appropriating tropical disease as a research medium for art and design, to shift the existing narrative on tropical disease from the dogmatic to the imaginative.
It is generally accepted that mosquitoes do not fly during rainfall. Inspired by this, Rain Rain Go Away! presents a hybrid research artefact, exploring interactions with soil bacteria and atmospheric processes to produce the molecules of environmental odours that communicate incoming rainfall to mosquitoes. Experimenting with air as a design material the work acts as a ‘kill switch’, choreographing life cycles to trigger the release of compounds emitted during bacterial death. In smelling rain, Rain Rain Go Away! examines the rational of eradication as a core strategy in the management of disease transmission.
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