“Time” is deeply involved in morphogenesis, such as strata, crystal and biogenesis, while our “Concept of Time” is too abstract to be sensed well in our life. This research “Time-poiesis” is an exploring artistic project to create dynamic and complex architectures from time-dependent processes by laminating resins by 3D printers.
Here, this version, entitled “Time-poiesis|N1 Cyanobacteria” explores the motility of cyanobacterial colonies observed under the microscope. The bacteria are originally organized in 3D structure populations in water, while they form motile nearly 2D colonies on agar plates. Initially, we recorded time-lapse images on agar plats with a powerful advanced microscope in a biological laboratory. Then, we converted a time-series of the 2D images into 3D data by laminating each bacterial distribution across time as z-axis. Thus, the shortage of dimensionality would be compensated naturally by changing temporal axis to special axis, to let another “natural” form emerge. (YOSHIOKA Yuki + SAITO Hanna)