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John Walter: CAPSID

Using a wacky, Maximalist aesthetic, spatial design and humour, Walter updates the discussion around HIV and how viruses work coupled with ground breaking scientific research in this solo exhibition, including a new film commission, painting, prints, sculpture, installation and a new publication.

Major new film commission A Virus Walks Into A Bar charts the journey of a Capsid, or protein shell contained within viruses, that help protect and deliver viruses to host cells during infection. But imagine if this took place in the Queen Vic from EastEnders, standing in for a cell under attack, with a bunch of angry locals as the immune system!

The film and exhibition are the result of a collaboration between Walter and molecular virologist Professor Greg Towers of UCL. Curated by Bren O’Callaghan.

Published alongside this exhibition is the new HOME Publication CAPSID.