‘Beggiatoa’ is a bacteria that grows on the seabed of dead zones. White patterns, resembling spider webs, cover the ocean floor. Like a visual landmark it indicates that you have entered the dead zone area, as it grows exactly where the oxygen dissapears and toxic sulfide starts to form, because it needs both for its metabolism.  

This project is supported by the Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds ‘NATUURCULTUUR’ award, Mondriaan Fonds and Stroom Den Haag.