THE NATURE WITHIN
Italienske Palatset, Växjö, Sweden
12 - 15 March 2020
Every human being has over one kilogram of microorganisms in the gut. We live in symbiosis with them and they are necessary
for digestion and many other life supporting bodily processes. The microbes can live without us, but without them we die.
The Nature Within draws a special attention on how microbes affect different forms of human behavior
including our feelings, personality and sense of wellbeing. The research on microbes is quickly changing our understanding
of how our bodies work and what a human being is. We can say that the view on each person is shifting from being
seen an individual, to be seen as ecosystems.
Vision Forum organises half a dozen international and interdisciplinary performance workshops that investigate how nature expresses
itself inside our bodies and how we can practice to become more in tune with these processes. Many will include public work-in-progress
presentations where the audience becomes engaged in the performances.