Estuary — Bio Art Installation

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Estuary is a bio-installation that forces salt-water organisms in a fresh fluid environment.


Close-up of the installation

Estuaries are transition zones between fresh water and salt-water environments. They are areas of exchange, usually rich in nutrients and providing conditions for sea life to flourish. This potential abundance is overshadowed however, as more than half of the human population concentrates near estuaries. The anthropogenic influence on their biology is significant, and is inspiration for the tensions demonstrated in this work.

Estuary forces saline and fresh water fluids together in a closed system. As salt-water organisms within battle decay due to their hostile environment, plentiful fresh-water life springs from its forced death. What’s visible is the colorful behavior of living organisms struggling to manage a situation orchestrated by human hands.

Estuary will be on show at the BAD Award exhibition Fluid Matter at MU Artspace
2 December 2016 – 26 Februari 2017
Curated by Angelique Spaninks & William Myers

Estuary is made possible by MU Artspace

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