Fluorescent Signals 2017, Het Nutshuis, Den Haag
STRESS DETECTION IN PLANTS
‘Fluorescent Signals’ shows the hidden life of plants. Plants emit a fluorescence when under stress, usually imperceptible to the human eye. A specific photographic technique, developed in collaboration with scientist Henk Jalink, allows us to visit this hidden world. The plants have been exposed to chlorine, hydrochloric acid, boiling water, drought, fire and vinegar. The images show how we as humans can damage our environment in ways that are often invisible and question our interaction with the natural world.