Plankton Soup – Participatory installation at the Tech Interactive, San Jose, CA.
The upper part of this fragile installation was ready before participants started to add their plankton drawings made of reflective paper stickers. After the event, the Tech Interactive removed the plankton that could have been damaged (lower part of the installation). The original part of the installation is up until the end of 2019.
‘Build a luminescent mural about Plankton, and learn about these amazing organisms that are, for the most part, invisible. Today they are under threat due to the climate crisis.’
We depend on plankton as much as on forests!
Phytoplankton are the base of the marine food web.
They provide 50% of the oxygen we breathe.
They are responsible for most of the transfer of CO2 from the atmosphere to the ocean.
The acidification of the ocean, due to an increasing concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, is impacting plankton’s life. This could have dramatic consequences on the entire marine life, and beyond.
Installation is created with recyclable materials: black construction paper and stickers made of paper.