SYMBIOME

Biotechnological installation Symbiome explores the entanglement of symbiotic* interspecies relationship that is constantly adjusting according to trophic requirements and environmental conditions.

Hydroponic chamber is inhabited by red clover Trifolium pratense and root nodule bacteria Rhizobiaceae which exchange carbon and nitrogen compounds. The indirect measurements of the exchange influence the frequency of dripping water causing ripples that transcend symbiotic biofeedback loop of red clover and rhizobia into extended environment. Symbiosis is not treated as an idealized relationship, but a process in which the species are continuously negotiating the use of natural resources. Symbiotic negotiation affects relationships beyond primary symbionts by provoking ripples in the extended environment in the Earthlink system by processing air. The environment is thus not something external, but is generated in relationships through intra-actions connecting agents in the metabolic feedback loops.

*Symbiosis is any type of a close and long-term biological interaction between two different biological organisms,  be it mutualistic, commensalistic, or parasitic. The same relationship can have various types at different times and conditions.

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