Mars Mariana
Project developed for Symbiotic Machines for Space Exploration, with the starting point of a field-research in the city of Mariana where an environmental accident from a mining company took place, intoxicated 600 km of river and land in Minas Gerais (BR). Mars Mariana explores the relationships between Martian x Terrestrial landscape investigating the atmosphere for the development of terrestrial life on Mars and regeneration of life in Mariana City.

Photo: Mariana scenery, 2016.

 

Waterbike
Interactive floating kinetic sculpture. While participants ride the Waterbike, it generates sufficient energy to pump the water to be purified by a hydraulic system composed with living bacteria. These bacteria are fed on the organic materials found in water, that are one of the leading causes of water pollution.
Photo: Waterbike in action, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, RJ-Brazil, 2016.

 

Microscope Light Machine
Microscope-live-cinema installation using optics techniques, biodiversity of microorganisms in a water droplet beamed by a laser.
Photo: Microscope Light Machine, Japan 2017.

 

Jurema Action Plant
Jurema Action Plant is an interactive bio-machine, a customized machine which interfaces a sensitive plant (Mimosa pudica).
Photo: Exhibition Taming Technology, Florence (IT) 2011.

 

Caravel 2016 ~
Caravel is an autonomous bio-machine which uses bacteria metabolism to purify the water and simultaneously powers itself.
Photo: Exhibition Digital Art Festival Taipei, Taiwan (2016).

 

Atmospheric Trilogy Symbiotic Machines for Space Exploration [SYMSE] with artworks BacterBrain, C-DER and e-SEED. Part of the Space Orbit° Program - Speculative Futures. Photo: BOZAR/Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles - BE, 2019.

 

e-SEED The e-SEED is a tiny timelapse in the photosynthesis evolution Photo: e-SEED, ESTEC- Space Expo, ESA. Noordwik 2018.

 

BacterBrain
The project BacterBrain explores the change of robotic paradigms to find new ways of connection and control of the kinetic structure by bacteria metabolism. Photo: BacterBrain, Bozar, Brussels BE 2018.

 

C-DER The C-DER is a bio-machine with algae pockets that operates as a swarm to seeds the ground of endangered environments on Earth and create breathable atmosphere in another planets. Photo: Exhibition ar Bozar, Brussels BE 2019.

 

Publications >>>
Recent publications featuring the works Jurema Action Plant, Caravel, C-DER & Mars Mariana in the books ‘Decolonizing Science in Latin American Art’ (2021) from art historian Joanna Page and ‘Natura - Environmental Aesthetics after Landscape’ (2018) by the art researcher and historian Jean Andermann/ Lisa Blackmore/ Dayron Morell. Both books are available on (web) bookstores.

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