Handbook for algae gatherers
The title Green Matters refers to filamentous green algae which is growing excessively in the Baltic Sea. Green Matters approaches eutrophication from a new perspective.
Considering the enormous importance green algae had in the evolution of flora and fauna, its importance as an essential source of oxygen, and prospects of being it for energy and food, it truly deserves our respect. Added to fascination for its beauty, when observed in its underwater environment.
Mia Mäkelä studied green algae and their possible use applying traditional rug-making techniques. Her project aims to help the eutrophicated Baltic Sea by foraging algae and putting them to good use. The video manual shows how to work algae step by step.
The video forms part of an exhibition of the algae rugs and experiments, algae herbarium, specimen, photos, located in a green house at the botanical garden of Turku.
The project was commissioned by Curated Expeditions to the Baltic Sea by Capsula and forms part of TURKU2011-Cultural Capital of Europe event.
Script, filmography, fotography,sound design
assistant camera operator
TURKU UNIVERSITY ARCHIPELAGO RESEARCH INSTITUTE
TURKU UNIVERSITY BOTANICAL GARDEN
COUNTY OF MERIKARVIA
GREEN MATTERS WAS PRODUCED AS PART OF THE CURATED EXPEDITION PROJECT BY CAPSULA.
AVEK, NATIONAL COUNCIL OF VISUAL ARTS, FOUNDATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ART, FRAME, TURKU2011