The Aquatic State Laboratory

- Federico Murgia & Maurizzio Martinucci

It’s a great pleasure to announce the premiere of the new project by Optofonica Lab. ‘Aquatic State’ is an experimental demonstration of the phases of the transition of the element water. Artists TeZ and Federico Murgia present their recent experiments in which hidden structures of water are revealed through microscopy and software image analysis. The objective is to visualize and classify the various morphologies of different water samples under varying thermodynamic excursions.  The audiovisual creation poetically exposes, through microscope magnification and custom thermal apparatus invisible structures morphing in real-time from fluid to ice crystals and gaseous bubbles formation. The abstract and geometrical patterns, morphing from almost artificial and synthetic structures to an organic and seemingly living appearance, make the incredible metamorphosis of water tangible to the human senses.