Biologically-enhanced florals are evolved to adapt to the toxically-tinged atmosphere. Industrious and hungry bacteria catalyse plastic from the soil to return it to its earthly state. Sulphuric lava pools are a happy home to hardy species of extremophile organisms. This is truly life at the edges.
Venture into the future, where such life systems exists. Through your nose, you’ll sample scented artefacts from an imagined excavation. And what will you detect? What kind of environment is it from? Is Earth revived and refreshed? Or is it contending with the after-effects of climate change? Is this a planet you would be happy to inhabit?
FRAGRANT / FUTURES was commissioned by The Science Gallery Dublin for their blockbuster exhibition Life At The Edges which has been visited by 33,000 visitors and counting.
Hear more about the project in my radio interview with Ireland’s Radio RTE’s Culture File.