Many people would call the biological material above scum or slime, and with derogatory intention. However, a simple and portable microscope, reveals an unescapable reality, that exists beyond the resolution of the human eye. These are dynamic and thriving ecologies in which fantastic microbeasts at micrometre scale move with intent and purpose, hunt, and much like us can decide whether life is getting or worse and respond to this. Every watery realm, be it a lake, a pond, a puddle, or a humble pool of accumulated water at the base of plant pots (as above) teems with such microscopic life. Please see the videos below for examples of the life in this plant pot pool.
I’ve developed a novel process that rather than recording micro-videos in real-time, records instead the paths taken by microscopic creatures under the microscope. The images generated, result from the accumulation of the activity tracks of these usually invisible life forms and reveal the hugely complicated dynamic of their manifold activities and interactions. The process generates images that are in some sense similar to those of radioactive decay, or atomic particle collisions, as they are seen using cloud chambers. The process is transformative, in that it converts the mundane and disregarded, into something remarkable, not by changing it, but by revealing another level of reality that is usually withheld from us. Observed in this way, the life in a simple pool of collected rainwater generates an accumulation of biological wavelengths and frequencies, demonstrating that our world vibrates to these usually invisible energies. Please see the images below for examples of these: