Fern Spores in Space

Botanical 3D animation for an artwork on pre-colonial biology

Why is this spore pod of the fern Marsilea drummondii floating in space? And what has it to do with pre-colonial biology in Australia? The work of artist Sarah Sandler might provide answers.

Scientific 3D visualization can also be used for artistic purposes. In this case, we executed the animation concept of Geneva-based artist Sarah Sandler, who researched on the use of a fern as food source by Aboriginal Australians.
I Want To Smell The Smoke Of Your Burnt Grass
HD video animation, English audio, 2:35
An artwork by Sarah Sandler, 2018

Sarah Sandler