Audiovisual Installation

Made by Processing
Autopoiesis is an audiovisual project that simulates biomass bloom in optimal conditions. It uses glowing patterns and ambient biological noise to create a vigorous and overwhelming experience. This piece refers to the paradox of algal bloom both as an environmental hazard, as well as, a biofuel factory.

As the most ancient organism, cyanobacteria make up most harmful algal blooms while assimilating atmospheric carbon dioxide and producing around 70% of the earth’s oxygen. The soundtrack consists of individual faint sound pieces produced by cyanobacteria’s oxygen-containing bubbles. Computation with abstract representation makes it possible to interact with this invisible and rarely heard action. Thus calling into question humanity’s essential reliance on oxygen and its circulation within earth’s system. 

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