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Motto — a quote from JOE DAVIS :
If you build the bridge, sooner or later somebody's gonna come across

Motto 2 — a quote from SLEAFORD MODS :
Have you ever wondered why you wonder why?

1. VIDEO & Photos

2. Description

3. Essay ONKALO

4. Drawings / EXECUTIONER

5. Additional information

— opis w j.polskim

Elvin Flamingo

Decapitation of evolution — New evolution

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Year the project was created

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Non-humans / eleven viable microorganisms:
Bacillus safensis subsp. safensis,
Bacillus subtilis,
Methanopyrus kandleri,
Haloarcula marismortui,
Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus,
Deinococcus radiodurans,
Saccharomyces cerevisiae,
Pyrococcus furiosus,
Haloquadratum walsbyi,
Chroococcidiopsis cubana,
Geobacillus stearothermophilus

Scientific supervision: prof. Eligia M. Szewczyk
Curator: prof. Ryszard W. Kluszczynski
Sound: Kamil Pater
Photo documentation: Elvin Flamingo, Michal Szlaga, Michal Popczyk
Video documentation: Elvin Flamingo, Michal Popczyk
Voiceover: Elvin Flamingo
Onkalo for Elvin Flamingo: prof. Maciej Smietanski
Collaboration: Centre for Contemporary Art Laznia

Special thanks go to: prof. Eligia M. Szewczyk, Maurycy Czarnecki, Anna Kawiak Ph.D, Jadwiga Charzynska, Agnieszka Kulazinska, prof. Aleksandra Krolicka, prof. Ryszard W. Kluszczynski, prof. Ewa Łojkowska, prof. Grzegorz Klaman, prof. Maciej Smietanski, Roman Nieczyporowski Ph.D, prof. Tomasz Wendland, prof. Mariusz Waras, Kamil Pater, Michał Prusinski, Marcin Zielinski, Adam Figarski, Lukasz Bruski, Nikodem Mruczkowski, Patryk Chylinski, Artur Czerwionka, prof. Adam Witkowski, Michal Popczyk, Michal Szlaga, Magdalena Boc, Marcin Turski, Mikolaj Wojtczak, Aleksandra Grzonkowska, Artur Wyszecki, Wojtek Radtke, Sonia Milewska, Stanisław Łoboziak, Katarzyna Serkowska, Faustyna Michałowska, Katarzyna Fotorygo, Piotr Mosur, Non-alien

Support received from
Centre for Contemporary Art Laznia, Gdansk
Faculty of Sculpture and Intermedia / Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk
Cultural Scholarship funded by the City of Gdansk, Poland

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Ableton Live 11 Lite (on the project computer)

The microorganisms are provided by Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH
All of them are at safe, recommended by DSMZ storage

Leaders ot the Decapitation of evolution — New evolution
Strains :
DSM 402 Bacillus subtilis (Risk Group1*)
DSM 1334 Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Risk Group1*)
DSM 16854 Haloquadratum walsbyi (Risk Group1*)
DSM 20539 Deinococcus radiodurans (Risk Group1*)
DSM 22 Geobacillus stearothermophilus (Risk Group1*)
DSM 3752 Haloarcula marismortui (Risk Group1*)
DSM 3012 Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus (Risk Group1*)
DSM 19292 Bacillus safensis subsp. safensis (Risk Group1*)
DSM 3638 Pyrococcus furiosus (Risk Group1*)
DSM 107010 Chroococcidiopsis cubana (Risk Group1*)
DSM 6324 Methanopyrus kandleri (Risk Group1*)

Risk Group 1 strains are not known or suspected to contain an etiologic agent, host or vector of human disease.
They are not pathogenic to humans and / or animals.
*Classification according to German national regulations.

Environments in which — given the right temperature and the supply of oxygen or its absence — the eleven microorganisms of the work can grow.
Prepared with following ingredients :
Manganese chloride, MnCl₂
Tungsten chloride, W₂Cl₁₀
Magnesium chloride, MgCl₂
Sodium chloride, NaCl
Potassium permanganate, KMnO₄
Calcium chloride, CaCl₂
Sodium carbonate, Na 2CO 3
Cobalt chloride, CoCl 2
Iron chloride, FeCl₃
Cobalt chloride, CoCl 2
Zinc sulphate, ZnSO₄
Ground sulphur, S
Atlantic Ocean water, aoH2O
Indian Ocean water, ioH2O
Pacific Ocean water, poH2O
Double deionised water, ddH2O
Artificial sea salt
Volcanic lava
Sand (Atlantic)

Scientific supervision:
prof. Eligia Maria Szewczyk, pharmaceutical and medical microbiologist

One person as security guard is obligatory — all duration of the exhibition.

Dimensions of the work : width 3,5, height 3,5, depth 3,5 meters.

The installation is autonomous — it needs a standard 230V power supply only.
The best way to provide the power is from a ceiling via black cable.

The work has its own lighting — made in three ways, one constant and two on/off random ways.
The work has its own sound — audio console — 22 especially designed sounds for the work, so it would be the best solution if it will be exposed in a separate room, or if not, it shouldn't be close to other works.
The small fridge was tested several times if it works with open door, so everything works as it should be.

Spatial requirements:
Totally dark / black room, dimensions: approx. 10 x 7 meters or greater, and 4 meters height (minimum 3,6 meters).
Black walls and black ceiling are necessary.
A colour and type of the floor — all will be ok.

Time needed to install the work: 2 days.
Time needed to uninstall the work: 1 day.
Two men needed to install the construction of the work and hang a few elements on.
Two men needed to uninstall the work also.

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