Biolumination: Turning glowing fish poo into art… sort of!

By Siouxsie Wiles 22/01/2015 2


Last year I collaborated with artist Rebecca Klee for the Art in the Dark festival, held in Auckland, New Zealand, each year. Our piece, called Biolumination, featured several litres of glowing bacteria, some custom-made glass tubes and three aquarium pumps. A big thanks to Benj from Gather and Hunt who shot some footage of our installation and put together this short video in which I explain why the bacteria we used glows in the first place.


2 Responses to “Biolumination: Turning glowing fish poo into art… sort of!”

  • I have just started watching your Sciblogs videos. I started Art School in Dunedin, New Zealand in 2014 and am so excited about being there. My father was an engineer and my mother an artist. I always wondered how the two disciplines would have anything in common. Finding out only in the last year that of course, the answer was there all the time. I will be in my second year at art school next year and I will be incorporating some science into my sustainability project and all projects from now on. Don’t know what Im going to do yet, but the answer is out there.