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Adam Zaretsky at LLOWLAB, LOWLANDS 2012

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Published on Oct 9, 2012

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Solar Zebra fish
At Lowlands 2012 Adam Zaretsky injects special bacteria in embryos of zebra fish. These bacteria do photosynthesis, they use sunlight to make sugars. If the fish uses these sugars for energy, it can stay alive without food. This may be still a theatrical option, it is a very exciting idea. Think of the applications in food: steaks grow using solar energy. Sustainable and animal friendly!

ETHICS
Zaretsky developed this experiment in collaboration with Prof. Huub de Groot, within the research facility BioSolar Cells'. In this program, scientists look for new ways to use and store solar energy. The art project builds a bridge between science and society. Zaretsky challenges us to think about the possibilities of solar energy and the ethical side of it. May we change organisms in an environmentally friendly way, what are the consequences? The way to think differently about this subject is through DIY artistic practice.

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