This short movie shows an installation by Teresa van Dongen as exhibited in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, during D'Days 2015 in Paris. A winning project of the Eyes on Talents Award.
As a tribute to our one and only planet, the installation refers to our galaxy in which the Earth is but one little dot. The depths of our oceans still hold many mysteries to us. Countless deep sea organisms are yet to be identified, many of which appear to have the extraordinary ability to emit light. This was the inspiration to celebrate nature with a bioluminescent light installation: a star of glass tubes holds a fluid with a special bacteria obtained from the skin of an octopus. Movement keeps the bacteria oxygenated, causing blue waves to light up.
The space might feel surreal, and the atmosphere unearthly. Yet, the light sources derive solely from our own biosphere and nature. This is to remind us to cherish the planet we live on. A planet, the beauty of which we sometimes forget. A planet we only have one of.
Sound design by mariothijs.nl
Movie by hansboddeke.nl
Engineering by Sami Sabik
Biotechnology by Bart Joosse and Richard Groen
Special thanks for the additional support from:
Creative Industries Fund NL