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Humus:Human

Charred laser cut plywood, agar, fabric, sponges, soil moisture sensors, speakers, buttons, motors, arduino, water, moss, found organic materials

Humus:Human is an interactive artwork that models the intricate biological processes of humus, exhibited as part of Siteworks 2018. Artists Laura Fisher and Jonathon Bolitho, in collaboration with organic farmer Glenn Morris present five prototypical models that seek to demystify the science and remarkable functionality of humus: the organic material in top soil upon which all life on earth depends. Using a mixture audiovisual technologies and organic materials audiences are invited to peer into viewfinders: the microscopic world that awaits may include holographic mychorrhizae, soil sensors that trigger generative soundscapes, or the translucency of a glistening 'gel matrix'. By intimately engaging with the scientific method, we are able to understand complexity of the natural world in a more poetic way.

Humus:Human is a key part of the 'An artist, a farmer & a scientist walk into a bar' project, which is funded by Create NSW.

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