Container, lead-contaminated soil, mustard plants, fishbone, mycorrhizae, cameras, microscope
Starting date: 05/08/20 | Documentation frequency: daily | Update frequency: weekly | Last update: 05/23/20
‘RE-MEDIA+ion 2’ talks about the possibility of bioremediation of lead-contaminated soil. This can be obtained by the use of a biosystem that includes humans, plants, fungi, and fish. Plants and fungi act as stabilizers absorbing and containing the lead in the root system, this avoids the propagation of the contaminant in the air. Fish contribute by providing a source of phosphorous (present in their bones), which transforms the lead in a non-harmful chemical structure and put it back to the ground. Humans act introducing this technology on the contaminated sites, reducing their car dependency (2) and re-thinking the systems that originated the contamination in the first place.
During May and June 2020 a remediation experiment will be running and shared with the audience. Content coming from the cameras will be gathered frequently, allowing us to be part of this transformation.
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Re-Fest 2020. Culture Hub annual festival. Virtual Gallery. Opening May 10th, 2020 (7- 8:30 pm)
Re-Fest 2020. Live performance June 6th, 2020 (more info soon)
‘RE-MEDIA+ion’ is a series of works that explore the use of technology as an extension of our capacities, questioning its ability to connect or disconnect humans from the other organisms or their environment. (1)
(1) Why re-media+ion? is a combination of different concepts coming from the media theory term “remediation” proposed by Bolter and Grusin (which considers all media constantly borrowing from and refashioning other media), the process of cleaning environmental damage in environmental engineering, and the chemical processes that happen at the molecular level with +ion interchanges.
(2) Car batteries are made out of lead. Although they are recycled, the recycling process produces lead to be expelled to the air affecting workers and neighborhoods. You can have more info on lead contamination here.