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RIXC Bacteria Battery Exhibited in Latvia

1. December 2014

RIXC art project “Pound Battery” generates electricity in the Botanic Garden of the University of Latvia.   

Since summer a networked sound art installation “Pound Battery” is exhibited in the Botanic Garden of the University of Latvia. “Pound Battery” is a long term art object, which is based on art and science collaborative researches. The networked bio-energy & sound installation is developed by researchers and artists Rasa and Raitis Smits. During the project, the researched bacteria´s electricity generation process will be visible and hearable.

Open-air object consists of six “Bacteria Battery” cells, which are installed at the Botanic Garden in Riga. Real pictures, measurements and information about how many volts are made each minute by each battery can be seen online at the RIXC homepage RIXC .

In December “Pound Battery” will be presented on the Austrian national radio ORF in the art program “Kunstradio” in Vienna. The most extensive version of this project with 12-channel sound was exhibited from 2013 – 2014 in the art and technology center Ars Electronica “Project Genesis – Synthetic Biology” in Linz (Austria).

For more Information RIXC and Botanic Garden