Joel Ong: Terra Et Venti

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    Terra Et Venti

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    Research project

Artist Statement:

    “Terra Et Venti” (“between the ground and the wind”) is a speculative research project that explores the role that synthetic biology may play in planetary-scale geoengineering and weather modification practices in the future. This artwork builds on the tradition of treating the genetic sequences as a medium for artistic expression through a multi-modal installation. In Terra Et Venti, the ice-nucleation activity of the aerial bacterium Pseudomonas Syringae is simulated with parametric speakers tracing lines across the space as a digital version of a cloud is created in real time. The computational system presented in the gallery generates text for insertion into the genome of a specific bacteria. In addition the project features artistic renderings of the biological processes of the P. syringae.



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