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GATE, 2015
Glass, steel, plastic tubes, pumps, 390 x 200 x 140 cm
Exhibition view PSYCHOPROSA, Chronus Art Center, Shanghai 2016

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

Thomas Feuerstein:PSYCHOPROSA from Chronus Art Center on Vimeo.