INSTALLED ON: M.A.R.I.N. Ecolocated: Littoral Lives Exhibition for International Symposeum of Electronic Arts (ISEA) 2009, Belfast, UK.
“Nalareksa 0.3: Acidic-tive” installation was part of M.A.R.I.N. Ecolocated: Littoral Lives exhibition for ISEA2009. The instruments for the first time was used to analyze salt water sample taken from Belfast harbor where M.A.R.I.N catamaran was docked during its’ participation in ISEA2009. For the installation several sensors were developed on the instruments to create sounds effects from the main sound generator which is the physical impact of air and water.
Later on Nalareksa 0.3: Acidic-tive, was M.A.R.I.N Ecolocated workshop for ISEA2009 and Barrow in Furness was presenting an environmental phenomenon called “Ocean Acidification”. It is a the name given to the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth’s oceans, caused by their uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Dissolving CO2 in seawater also increases the hydrogen ion (H+) concentration in the ocean, and thus decreases ocean pH. Ocean Acidification has negative impacts on oceans calcifying organisms that use the calcite or aragonite polymorphs of calcium carbonate to construct cell coverings or skeletons. As marine organisms is providing 99% organic matters used by the food webs in marine ecosystem.