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GATE
GATE, 2015
Glass, steel, plastic tubes, pumps, 390 x 200 x 140 cm
Exhibition view PSYCHOPROSA, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt 2015

The GATE forms the interface between the greenhouse and the laboratory. The algae cultivated in the greenhouse are filtered in order to extract the amino acid tyrosine, which is necessary for the production of dopamine. The dopamine gained from the algae is used along with the psilocyn from the fungi for the synthesis of the molecular sculpture PSILAMIN in the laboratory kitchen. In addition, the GATE cleans and desalinates the water that is used subsequently for the production of the slime made from the remaining biomass of the algae and fungi.