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“Bio Photon: Allelopathy” [2007]

ANDO Takahiro


Organisms and cells emit an extremely faint light, known as biophoton, imperceptible to the naked eye. This piece uses a photomultiplier tube (PMT) like those at the Super-Kamiokande neutrino observatory to extract the bio-photons released as a seedling sprouts. Further, the number emitted photons (light in particle form) are projected graphically, in real-time. This particular installation examines the difference in biophoton emissions between various species of plants.



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