What is the Shape of Water?
A Cross-Species Meditation
by Lisa Moren and Dr. Tsetso Bachvaroff
SPARK Gallery \\ LIGHT CITY
November 1 – 10, 5-10 p.m.
The Columbus Center • Baltimore
installation ON EXHIBIT EVERY NIGHT during the festival, 6-10p.m.
Located on the second floor of the Columbus Center [ IMET ]
Weds Nov. 6, 6-8 p.m. Aritsts Reception
Sat Nov. 9, 7-9 p.m. – Bonnie Lander and bioluminescent organisms will perform in the installation
sign-up outside installation on Saturday to attend one of the 10 minute performances.
The audience enters a pitch black room with thousands of invisible organisms floating above their heads in a skylight aquarium. They’re invited to speak, and if they do their voice drops to a chant-like rumbling sound that excites the bioluminescent dinoflagellates into illuminating. Their blue glow mimics the shape of the sound waves in the water. Therefore, if you ask “what’s the shape of water?”, the dinoflagellates will tell you.
LISTEN TO the DNA RESPONSIBLE FOR creating bioluminescence
[ 4 minute excerpt of 6:40 hours ]
Algorithm by Jan Willem Kolkman