The "Golgi Apparatus" piece was born as an unauthorized art installation in the Department of Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet. The project aimed at creating a critical discussion on why the only paintings exposed in the major meeting room of the department were of male scientists.
The piece is composed of photos of young career female scientists posing with fake moustache.
The latin word "Apparatus" has the meaning of both "anatomical part" as well as "burocratic organization", especially the one influenced by political patronage.
Female scientists are aware of how some part of the scientific career is based on camaraderie. Grants applications, collaborations and even prize nominations are often discussed in informal meeting at a bar. "Male scientists generally don’t have to make so many mental calculations about a male colleague intent of meet at a bar. Women often can’t do that. They are inevitably always going to be left out of things, because there are certain lines you can’t cross and things that are unspoken parts of the boys club.”
This project is a collaboration with designer Bettina Schwalm for her Fakery work.
"We are the creators of our own rules, means and measures that drive real change. Discovering that the given rules and norms of society are optional will empower and give tools to those who always wanted to take action, but never knew how."