Alex Mira



2019 – in progress environment: ocean materials: algae, seawater, living things, glass, aluminium, PLA, electronics horizon: -262 m / 0 m cycle: 17520 h

Seawater aquarium containing live rocks, dedicated to the cultivation of corallines. This installation’s aim is to have algae colonizing 3D printed objects. The limestone structures produced by the algae occupy the empty spaces of the objects, which become entirely filled after a several months. From this encounter between the living and digital media, hybrid objects will emerge, witnesses of the resilience of living organisms to the pressure exerted by humanity.

            Reef aquarium, 3D prints, coralline, live rocks.
            165 × 46 × 46 cm