The installation ”Jellyfish Farm” exploits the sea water desalinization process to cultivate floating vegetable gardens. The purpose is to point out the water, as a relevant element in social and political global dynamics. The installation is composed by an aquarium filled with salty water in which two islands are floating. They are in the shape of jellyfish and are made from recycled materials. The tentacles, made of natural cotton fibers, absorb and bring water up to the jellyfish brain by capillary action. When the cotton mass is dampened, the heat of the lamps make the water evaporate. The steam is forced to flow upward and condenses when in contact with the plexiglass surface of the dome. The fresh water produced by desalinization irrigates the two hydroponic small floating gardens.

The installation is as a sort of “neo-nature”, where recycled objects become an autonomous living organism. Under the natural iron table there’s a small wood box containing salt. People are invited to interact with the installation adding salt to the water. The box bores the inscription: “5.5 billion of people will face water shortage by 2025. Unequal distribution of water will lead to conflict. 98% of the world's water resources is in the oceans.”

Photo courtesy Fabrizio Urettini