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I, Bacteria :: Installation

A ‘frozen’ version of I, Bacteria was exhibited as part of Code of Contingency in 319 Scholes NYC, a media art show exploring the power of sound when used as a learning device.

The exhibit featured an automated Firedamp Whistle (Methane Whistle) wired to two bioreactors. These bioreactors were producing CO2, which being slightly denser than air also served aptly in use of the beats phenomena. Audio beats are generated when two sounds of matching amplitude but differing frequency overlap. In the installation two bagpipe drones, each with an identical reed, provided the means of musical venting the CO2 accumulated in airtight reservoirs

A recording of the acoustic difference is also available below


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