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Published: 2023-04-26 Updated: 2023-04-27, 10:23

Premiere of the film Chemistry of Life at Curiosum

NEWS On Friday, April 28, Curiosum invites the public to the premiere of a new, ground-breaking production in the dome theatre: "Chemistry of Life – the invisible inside". The film premiere is in Swedish, however, the last performance on Saturday and Sunday will be shown in English if someone in the audience wishes it.

Text: Eva Lönn

The film provides a unique insight into the fascinating molecular world that forms the basis of all life on Earth. "Chemistry of Life" is the third film produced within the WISDOME project by Norrköping's Visualization Center C, and gives us the answers to these questions by showing how scientists use advanced technology and methods to study the smallest building blocks of life.

Madelen Bodin, director of Curiosum science centre, is enthusiastic about the premiere of "Chemistry of Life – the invisible inside".

"We are very happy to be able to present a completely new production for the dome theater from WISDOME. Chemistry of Life premiered at the Visualization Center in Norrköping a month ago, but has not been shown anywhere else yet. It is a fantastic film that shows our inner life in a completely new way and it will be a really nice experience," she says.

Advanced visualizations

Using advanced scientific visualizations, "Chemistry of Life" takes us on a journey into the dynamic, molecular world we all carry within us. The film explores mitochondria, the powerhouse of cells, and teaches us about the chemical processes in our cells that connect us to all other life forms on Earth. But how do we know all this? How do we explore what is made up of a few atoms?

"The film has been produced from the results of research into biochemical processes in collaboration with researchers and specialists in biomedical animation. In the film, we learn more about how the research goes when it comes to examining the invisible world that exists within us. These are fascinating stories we get to experience," says Madelen Bodin.

Five dome theaters are built

The film is part of the WISDOME concept, where dome theaters are built in five places in Sweden to be able to experience science in immersive, spectacular environments. In addition to the two that are ready, at Curiosum in Umeå and Visualiseringscenter in Norrköping, Malmö Museum, Universeum in Gothenburg and Tekniska Museet in Stockholm are in turn to inaugurate their respective dome theaters in 2023. Through this collaboration, Curiosum and the partners within WISDOME want to increase interest for science and technology and inspire the next generation of researchers and innovators.

The production of "Chemistry of Life" has been made possible through support from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, and represents another step forward in the WISDOME project's endeavor to increase understanding and interest in science through inspirational and educational dome productions.

The film will be shown at Curiosum throughout the weekend of April 29–May 1 and will then be included in Curiosum's repertoire of dome productions. For more information about the film, tickets and showtimes, visit Curiosum's website.

For more information, please contact:

Eva Lönn
Communications officer
Madelen Bodin
Associate professor