Image of diatoms from water collection around Rauma.
Ruama funfair from water tower using tourist telescope
Morphogenesis: art, science, and the environment is the title of Irene Rogan's proposal for RaumArs international residency programme in Rauma Finland (the research from this work was used for three UK-based projects). Morphogenesis the cover-all title evolved into five independant projects based on the concept of exploring the hidden biodiversity in water and conservation. All the projects had a strong collaborative approach, working with teachers and pupils, artists and residents to develop experimental projects.
Morphogenesis (definition 'the beginning of the shape' ) uses art and basic science practices (microscopy) to collect water samples and observe the visually stunning micro-organisms diatoms and to inspire the production of creative works. Diatoms are present in most natural water accumulations worldwide, of which there are innumerable variations, and are invisible to the naked eye. However, when revealed through the use of standard microscopes and access to scientists’ SEM images (Scanning Electron Microscope) are capable of providing images of quite considerable beauty.
The Schools Project
Pinalla and Art Lab city-wide
Hinterland, edges, cycling, walking mapping,