Doug Perrine captured these stunning photographs in the Maldives. The particular location (Vaadhoo Island) has a concentrated population of bioluminescent phytoplankton. Bioluminescence is a natural chemical reaction which occurs when a micro-organism in the water reacts with oxygen. When washed ashore by the tides, the phytoplankton’s chemical energy is turned into light energy, illuminating the waves.
Like much of Giuseppe Licari’s work, his installation, Humus, encourages the interaction of people with nature. It also calls attention to the constructed nature of the space in which the interaction takes place. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be a mole…