Media Art Category Finalist Showcase

C6H12O6 + O2

Irene Agrivina (Indonesia)

C6H12O6+O2 uses the symbiotic relation between Azolla, a unique water fern, and Anabaena (Cyanobacteria). Cyanobacteria is the only species that can perform oxygen-generating photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation. The photosynthesis of Azolla and Anabaena generates useful products like biofertiliser. In the process, Azolla reduces the amount of carbon dioxide in atmosphere, helping to alleviate the threat of climate change.

9 – 29/3 | 12nn – 8pm | Pao Galleries | Free Admission | Exhibition opening and Media Art Category Awards Presentation at 6:30pm on 9/3

Artist’s Statement

My work uses a combination of arts, science and technology to create a solution to reduce man-made climate change and water pollution. By using environmentally friendly materials, my work shows the simple process of photosynthesis and a unique symbiotic relation between two species. The work will educate people about nature and creating a better environment for the future.