Macropinna microstoma

Macropinna microstoma

Macropinna microstoma is one of the most complex and complicated castings that we ever did. The strange fluid-filled dome on its head was build up from eye sockets with handmade eyes cast in semi translucent resin, vacuum formed scales at the inner head, cotton fibers to make foggy areas, and a sheet of vacuum formed plastic to mimic an inner jelly layer covering the eye section. All dressed, painted and placed back in the original mould to make the massive dome from crystal clear resin. The model was pefect in first shot.

Ecological Education Centre - HYDROPOLIS
Project by ART FM creative team

Exhibit designers:
Łukasz Markiewicz, Awiszaj Hadari (Avishay Ave Hadari)


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Location: Wrocław, Poland
Year: 2015
Size: 4000 m²
Investor: Municipal Waterworks and Drainage Company Ltd. in Wrocław
Scope: design for the exhibition arrangement, narrative script, interior designs, interactive installation prototype designs, multimedia designs and production

The HYDROPOLIS Environmental Education Center is a unique place, combining education with modern forms of exhibition. The main subject of the exhibition is water – a substance that is everywhere on our planet.

This is a narrative exhibition. Visitors actively take part in the story of the origins of water in the universe, encounter the incredible creatures from the depths of the ocean, and take to the surface to understand its imperative function in the environment and its role in human vital functions. They also learn the history of water engineering, from Antiquity to present-day methods of water management.

HYDROPOLIS is a place where diverse multimedia technologies, art installations, replicas and real-life models serve a common goal: to show water from varied and fascinating perspectives.

A historical 19th-century underground pure water reservoir has been adapted for the purposes of the exhibition.