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Bates, Natarsha, Postdoctoral Research FellowORCID iD
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I am particularly interested in the work that olfaction does within the Homo holobiont (and other ecosystems). Olfaction is the sensation experienced by the caress of odorants on the membranes of cells. Odorants (the volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) that produce smells) are fundamental within metabolic processes, ingested, digested, excreted through the living, the non- and the semi-living. The Homo holobiont is awash in microbial VOCs (mVOCs), an erotic inter- and intra-species communication, a queer metabolic sense-ability, that transverses spacetimematter. Transdisciplinary foraging across design and art-making, theory and biology allows me to explore how Homo holobiont relationships are constituted and who gets to be at the table, when and where and imagine how to eat well together.

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Bates, T. (2021). Queer microbiopolitics. In: Stephanie Hessler (Ed.), Sex ecologies: (pp. 65-69). Cambridge: MIT Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Queer microbiopolitics
2021 (English)In: Sex ecologies / [ed] Stephanie Hessler, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2021, p. 65-69Chapter in book (Refereed)
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Cambridge: MIT Press, 2021
queer ecology, microbiopolitics, asexuality, compulsory sexuality
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Other Humanities not elsewhere specified Visual Arts
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-215516 (URN)9780262543590 (ISBN)
Kunsthall TrondheimThe Seedbox
Available from: 2023-10-19 Created: 2023-10-19 Last updated: 2023-11-21Bibliographically approved

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