Domestic catastrophe Nº3: La Planète Laboratoire
in collaboration with Dr. Jean-Marc Chomaz, Ladhyx, École Polytechnique
An aquarium containing a domestic globe, a motor to turn the globe and electronic valve or drip feed which releases a fluoresceine tracing dye onto the sphere. As the sphere turns, the green dye wraps itself around the sphere, enveloping it in what appears to be a thin gas or atmosphere that surrounds the planet Earth. The difference between emissions and atmosphere, the ‘man-influenced’ and the ‘natural’ climate cannot be easily defined.
Commissioned by Cape Farewell & Espace Fondation EDF for the exhibition CARBON 12