Photo: Miha Godec, Zavod/ Institute Kersnikova, Ljubljana, Slo, 2017
The project refers to the research of the circulation of a matter or a transpiration as a “universal system” that operates independently, at micro-macro levels. Transpiration allows the flow of nutrients from the roots to the higher parts of the plant, and also the evaporation of sea and fresh water is the primary mechanism of the water cycle of the entire planet. The circulation of water, (the source of life to all living beings) is therefore carried out according to a specific system or pattern; fractal pattern of the vein system, which was the initial inspiration of the project.
“Discover the watery vein is, to discover the trail of life.”
Enter a captionPhoto: Miha Godec, Zavod/ Institute Kersnikova, Ljubljana, Slo, 2017
Transfer of the product of transpiration, the cutter is collected over time in Pitagro’s cup. With the help of a central siphon, it allows the jar to be filled only to a certain extent, so the entire contents of the beaker empties through the hole at the bottom of the cup. The natural cycle of transpiration, evaporation and condensation shows the aquarium from which both condensed water and the primary source of water flow in a given cycle: within 12 hours, the primary source of water is rounded up to geo-batteries, and the Phytagora glass carefully collects drops of evaporation until it fill the glass or inner siphon and also round to microorganisms outside the aquarium.
The second part of the circulation is energy, or the digestion of nutrients, which is an equivalent process. Research dr. Lovley focuses on the physiology and ecology of anaerobic microorganisms. They are capable of converting waste into methane and electricity. Protein nanotubes or “Nano-wires” microorganisms are a sustainable source of electronic materials, and more, they connect us with the primary source of electrical current because these bacteria existed in the early seas of the young Earth. The “Geobacterium and Schewanelle” nanoparticles consist of a pilinic monomer, which is several times shorter than the pilinous monomers found in most microorganisms. Symmetry, which connects man, plants and animals with mud bacteria, is a “nano commune”. Namely, under specific conditions, microorganisms connect each other through nanowires, thus transferring ions to one another. Such generation of electricity or energy, points to “nano-communes”, and the participation of micro-organisms, which must cooperate and inform each other, just as all other living beings do. Thus, the project “Circulation” covers three faces of the universal circulation of matter. Geo-batteries generate electricity or energy in their community, which is a minimum of 3V or more. This value is sufficient for the operation of the ice-light, which is an indirect source of light to the plant in hydroponics. Its product of transpiration circulates to bacteria that need water for their work.
The autonomy of natural cycles is definitely a phenomenon that does not require the presence of a human being. It only needs a balanced stay, for the circulation of vital resources on Earth; water and energy.
Thanks to: Gregor Treska, Miha Petelinek, Aleš Koletnik, Dea-Govc Pušnik, Simon Gmajner, Kristjan Tkalec, Zavod Kersnikova, Bio-technological faculty of Ljubljana.