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Hippocampus, hippocampus
Hippocampus, hippocampus
Seahorses, air bags, silica gel packs, pillow speaker, glass, iPad, and audio/video components
12 x 12 x 12 inches

Hippocampus, hippocampus utilizes and subverts the fishbowl as ecosystem. Two dried seahorses suspended in packaged air are lit by the ebbing blue glow of a tablet. The title refers to the small curved portion of the brain responsible for memory which shares a scientific name with and is reminiscent of the seahorse (Hippocampus). The tablet plays a segment of BBC's Blue Planet while David Attenborough quietly narrates about the receding coral reefs.