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Cammack Lindsey — Airs for Algae

Carte Blanche — Winter 2018

Man transforms nature as he is frightened by it’s limitation’s and fragility; condemning it as the other that we must subdue and discipline. But we have failed in it’s domination, and as carbon dioxide atmospheric concentrations rise, our struggle to breathe intensifies along with our fear of the other. For our sustainability we look back to those who first introduced oxygen 2.4 billion years ago, the photosynthetic cyanobacteria.

In this future space bacteria's subjugation has cancelled our dreams of synthetic realities, as we must redistribute our fear and rely on them to produce our oxygen. After researching the effect of amplification and frequency on the cyanobacteria (blue-green algae), we have found the most efficient approach to initiate the production of our oxygen is with the user's individual singing voice. Using this device to connect our bodies with the "algae", we exchange our voices and CO2 for our continuity and oxygen.