A living sculpture environment, an imaginary landscape topographically modelled in 3D, rendered and then cast in agar medium

Agar-Agar Architecture, Fluxmedia Lab, Montreal (with Alison Loader), 2010, Fluxmedia, Concordia University


Agar-Agar Architecture is a living sculpture environment, an imaginary landscape topographically modeled in 3D, rendered and then cast in agar medium (a solid gelatin made by adding dehydrated seaweed to boiling water). The agar landscape sculptures will serve as a location for growing bacteria collected from social spaces. Agar is used in both the kitchen and the institutional lab; in the culinary arts as a thickening agent and for sculpting elaborative jellies; and in scientific laboratories as the primary substance for growing cultures.