Becoming Resistant: MSSA to MRSA

The patches of cotton calico that make up this artwork were placed in Petri dishes and grown with Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. The bacteria, which appear blue on a special growth medium have been tested against popular natural antimicrobials such as garlic, turmeric and cloves. The experiments were developed in collaboration with members of the public during a participatory workshop. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is very difficult to treat because it has evolved the ability to combat some antibiotic treatments.

Anna Dumitriu in collaboration with Dr John Paul, Dr James Price and Kevin Cole
Cotton calico, sterilised bacteria, antibiotic and antimicrobial substances