Rotifers are fascinating creatures; evolutionary mysteries that survive through endurance and adaptations.When the rotifer is attacked by predatory fungus it dries up and is carried away in the wind to a new environment. It shatters its DNA, allowing it to pick up DNA from its surroundings.
This inflatable artwork by Nicole Anona Banowetz gives a microscopic view on the circle of life of rotifers. In a way, this installation represents the circle of life of nature in general as well. The DNA as an information carrier functions as a beautiful analogy, especially in our contemporary society where access to information is more ubiquitous than ever.