Opera singer grows algae on her face by feeding it with her breath and then the audience eats it
No, what you're looking at is not some kind of lost prop from an old Alien movie. Rather, it's part of an After Agri performance that was showcased at the recently concluded Digital Design Weekend at the V&A. During the art-piece, the head-mounted, face-clinging device was worn by an opera singer who used her breath to feed algae with carbon dioxide. Later, the audience was encouraged to "taste her song."
Called the Algae Opera, artists Michiko Nitta and Michael Burton, along with mezzo-soprano Louise Ashcroft, intended to show how biotechnology can be used to transform organisms in a unique and creative way.
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