PULA, Aug 26 – An exhibition called “Noise Aquarium” involving a 3D audio-visual experience of plankton surrounded by noise pollution will open in Pula on 27 August.
The exhibition, to be staged until 22 September in the Pula-based Historical and Maritime Museum of Istria, is part of the aMORE festival.
The exhibition explores the negative effects of noise on sea creatures.
“Plankton serve as a primary basis of the marine food chain and are as a result a crucial component of the Earth‘s ecosystem. Scientists believe that phytoplankton contribute between 50 to 85 percent of the oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere,” say the initiators of the exhibition.
“Noise Aquarium utilizes 3D-scans of these micro creatures obtained with unique scientific imaging techniques and immerses the audience in the 3D ‘aquarium’ of diverse planktons projected as large as whales. With their presence alone, participants create destructive visual and audio noises, demonstrating how we are all implicated by our inaction. Noise Aquarium spotlights animated 3D-models obtained with scientific imaging techniques of the extremely diverse plankton spectrum,” according to the description of the exhibition.
The exhibition is being staged in cooperation with the Pula museum, local cultural authorities and the Austrian Cultural Forum in Zagreb.