Rebecca Rutstein and the Ocean Memory Project
March 15 – Sept 15, 2023

Public Panel Event and Closing Reception:
Thurs, Sept 7, 2023
2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington D.C.

Blue Dreams is an immersive video installation that integrates abstract imagery, deep sea video footage and computer modeling (animating a painting by Rutstein) to portray the resilience of our planet’s smallest yet most vital living systems – microbial networks. This immersive piece is meant to inspire awe and wonder at systems, processes and landscapes otherwise hidden from view, that connect us to our past and which we rely on for our own survival.

Blue Dreams was created by multidisciplinary artist Rutstein in collaboration with scientists Rika Anderson, Samantha Joye, Shayn Peirce-Cottler and Tom Skalak, through a grant from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) Ocean Memory Project.

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