The process of creating each cyano-lumen image surrenders control to the environmental conditions present at the time of their creation. By combining processes, from the time of the industrial revolution through to the modern day, along with mixing photographic chemicals using various pH’s of seawater, I examine the effects of changes to ocean chemistry over time. As atmospheric CO2 increases, our oceans which absorb CO2 are becoming more acidic. This poses a huge threat to biodiversity as many marine organisms will suffer inhibited growth and slowly dissolve. The title ‘acidopHobe’ refers to the abundance of organisms reliant on a specific alkaline ocean environment, the health of which is integral to maintaining a balance that supports all life on Earth.
Russell Dyer • Vanessa Fairfax-Woods • Magdalena Klimczak • Ines Malvarez • Victoria Stokes • Elias Tsigounis •