Margherita Soldati /Bio Art and Design/
Presenting “Evolving Sensitivities”
At 14, Margherita was diagnosed with allergies to all vegetables and fruits, raw or cooked. Unfortunately, little scientific progress has been made on this issue.
Her ongoing art project, 'Evolving Sensitivities,' explores what triggers these allergies and why. The project involves extensive research, altering diagnostic methods, by using fermentation and cooking techniques. Self-body testing reveals new and distinct reactions to food processes. To comprehend the 'why' behind these allergies, Margherita broadens the concept of diagnosis to encompass interconnected body systems, historical, ecological, and narrative factors. It ventures into a multidimensional space, including dynamics of power beyond the individual.
The investigation weaves a network of narratives merging immunology, microbiology, and evolution, broadened into an exploration of interconnectedness within scientific domains.
Margherita Soldati is a visual artist with a profound sense of care and curiosity for the intersection of art and well-being. Her work centers on the transformative potential of materials and their connection to the human senses. Her multidisciplinary practice encompasses installation, sculpture, and performance, utilizing natural elements and organic textures. She often engages with society’s institutions of science, healthcare, and science of the mind, to engender accessible relationships with the work of experts.
Margherita invites viewers to intimately engage with their surroundings, fostering a deeper understanding of our intricate relationship with the environment and the profound impact of sensory experiences.