Fumes - Art, Photography, Ideas

Gilberto Espanza’s nomadic plants are a sort of hybrid plant and microorganism robots who feed on polluted water.

Fumes - Art, Photography, Ideas

The robot plant is self sufficient being powered by a microbial fuel cell and small solar panels. It can walk about the contaminated rivers, seek out and suck up polluted water.

Fumes - Art, Photography, Ideas

The elements of the contaminated water serve as nutrients to its microbial fuel cells. Plantas Nomadas know when they need fuel… because they’re alive.

Fumes - Art, Photography, Ideas

They give back clean water through evaporation and they clean the air sucking CO2 to release oxygen through photosynthesis as all the plants do.

Fumes - Art, Photography, Ideas

Mexican artist Gilberto Espanza shows that solving the world’s polluted water problems can be done with clever designs and ideas.

Fumes - Art, Photography, Ideas

Just like Urban Parasites, this new work is part of a series of experiments that aim to stimulate a critical discussion about the ambiguous forces wielded by technology.

Fumes - Art, Photography, Ideas
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