All work by Mathew Rimmer unless annotated otherwise. Photography by Alexander Hoyles
'Biotopes' function for nature by extending aquatic ecosystems, offering real estate that provides a window into the terrestrial realm.
Plants: Vallisneria, Micranthemum Monte Carlo, Rotala green, Vesicularia ferriei, Hornwort.
'Upside-Down Water' functioned as a filter for 'Biotopes' during this exhibition. The collision of the media generates a bacterial life cycle, maintaining healthy water conditions and aiding the nitrogen cycle in converting ammonia into nitrates and nitrates into nitrites.
Collaborative sculpture with Emma Hislop
Within this demijohn is a self sustained ecosystem. Live yeast consumes sugar, a reaction that produces co2 which is fed through tubes to the live plants in this exhibition, helping them to grow. This artificial process speaks of our contribution to greenhouse gasses, which also effects how plants grow.