Cirripedia Ganeum


Concept

Cirripedia Ganeum is a new species of plastic eating barnicles,made/invented by the artist/scientist. The species she called Cirripedia Ganeum refering to it’s gluttonous eating and it’s abbilities to rid human kind of it’s over indulgent waste. With oceans and rivers filling up with plastic it’s time to talk about solutions. Can we perhaps make an organism with the help of microbiology?
The piece was exhibitied in the Natural History Museum of Vienna, but the museum itself is highly poisinous do to the very old way of perserving speciments with lead. The museum itself thus needs
cleaning but what is our deffinition of clean? Do we trust nature to clean up our mess?

Material
Carved soap

Work exhibited at Natural History Museum Vienna 2011