A slushy mix of art and non-art that I use as references for my own art.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Artificial bacteria?

This is something that is a bit too complex for me to technically wrap my head around it, but the concept is really intreguing.

Autoinducer_Ph-1 (cross cultural chemistry) exploits a traditional rice cultivation technique from SE Asia where Azolla is grown in large quantities and used as an organic, nitrogen rich fertilizer in the rice paddies. In the installation this process is reworked in an overly complexified, industrial, laboratory style way as a reflection on western agricultural techniques, our modern relationships with nature and the networked, machinic nature of ecologies.

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