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Flows in cycle

Site-specific, 2013
Nuvem  - Residency of Art & Technology, Visconde de Mauá, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The project is about human’s ruins and the cycle of matter. It shows the tiny and parallel world that lives daily with us in a symbiotic and necessary relationship.

The artwork gets energy from mud and waste through Microbial Fuel Cells (MFC) made like bricks. When time passes by,  bacteria and others microorganisms start to appear in the surface and metabolize the organic substrate present inside the bricks, carrying out a process of decomposition. It produces a  voltage increase from electrochemical process generated in the MFC that is used to swich on a Archimedes Screw, which 

humidify itself,  collecting water from the river where the installation works (Preto River, Brazil), and bring it up to the bricks to contribute to the conductivity process,  the fungi proliferation and the energy collection.


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