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Ines Doujak, Ghostpopulations, 2016-ongoing. Courtesy of the artist.

On Disease and Pandemics in a Distorted World

March 2024
Ines Doujak, in collaboration with John Barker

A five-podcast series on the social and cultural history of pandemics by Spring 2024 exhibition artist Ines Doujak.

On the occasion of the exhibition Paloma Contreras Lomas and Ines Doujak, listen to Ines Doujak's podcast series on the history of pandemics produced in 2021 in collaboration with John Barker.

"Transmission: A series of five Podcasts on Disease and Pandemics in a Distorted World," looks at the social and cultural history of pandemics, beginning with the global transmission of diseases facilitated by European colonialism. Interwoven with spoken word, music, and songs, Doujak and Barker consider how the spread of disease, parasites, and infestations throughout history has created dehumanizing language, which entered the political vocabulary, specifically when directed at migrants and minorities.

The series was commissioned by Liverpool Biennial. The project was produced in collaboration with Phileas, with support from the Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport of Austria, Austrian Cultural Forum London and the Estate of Fanchon Fröhlich.

Episode 1: MEAT

Episode 2: CLASS


Episode 4: BLAME

Episode 5: VACCINE

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