Helion, is a living textile made from just sunlight and air. Its basis is a type of photosynthetic bacterium called cyanobacterium, the filaments of which have a unique and “intelligent” self-weaving activity.
Here is an experiment that I’ve just conducted to confirm the ability of this textile repair/reform itself following extensive damage. This is a timelapse series taken over a period of 30 minutes and after vigorous shaking had dispersed the Helion 14 mat.
The bacterium has a unique type of self-organising multicellular behaviour that is able to repair/reform itself after major destruction, and seems pre-progammed to form biofilms and mats.
Not art, not quite science, but from that wonderful space somewhere in between