Blood Science Gallery – Bram Stoker Festival
Blood at The Science Gallery
Why do we love vampires but fear needles? Why do we ‘see red’ when our blood ‘boils’? What are the positives and negatives of our fascination with this crimson, coagulating oxygen-carrier? Blood connects, sustains, and fuels life, yet can also wreak havoc and destruction. It courses in our veins, floating between transcendence and abjection. From stories of vampires, kinship and religious beliefs to cutting edge research in immunology and genetics and bio-art works that uses the medium of blood, BLOODWORKS explores the mythical, cultural and medical aspects of this unique connective tissue.