Love Letters to My Fellow Human

Mindaugas Gapševičius

Mindaugas Gapsevicius. Loveletters to my fellow human

In collaboration with Mark Eckstrand (glass), Mindaugas Miselis (electronics), Outi Wahlroos (experiments), Alessandro Volpato (experiments)

“Love Letters to My Fellow Human” narrates the profound impact of global warming and ecological degradation on our planet, using a combination of symbolic objects, participatory events, and immersive experiences. At the heart of this project lies the figure of the artificial jellyfish, a poignant symbol of both the beauty and fragility of the oceans, crafted from plastic and electronic components. Through a series of participatory events and installations, the project seeks to provoke critical reflection on the changing natural environment, the implications of uncontrolled technological intervention, and the coexistence of humans, robots, and non-human species.


Experiment #1
Green/blue algae experiment
How phosphates impact bacteria and algae?

– 50% Green algae culture: we take e.gracilis
– 50% Cyanobacteria: clamidomonas
– 20mg Potassium nitrate (KNO3)
– 0g, 3mg, 7mg, 50mg, 500mg disodium hydrogen phosphate (Na2HPO4)
– 1l spring water: volvic water

experiment for 1 liter base solution
1. prepare 5 different media for you cultures: add Potassium nitrate and disodium hydrogen phosphate into water
2. Autoclave. Cool it down
3. Add Green algae culture and Cyanobacteria cultures. keep 3 weeks, inspect with a microscope every couple of days. Take pictures and compare your results, eg count the numbers of your cultures per qubic centimetre

See for details

Experiment #2
Water plant experiment
How concentrations of phosphates impact plants?

– water plants (I will try to get at Obi same plants)
– sand
– 20mg Potassium nitrate (KNO3)
– 0g, 3mg, 7mg, 50mg, 500mg disodium hydrogen phosphate (Na2HPO4)
– 1l spring water: volvic water

Experiment #3
Soil plant experiment: if mycorrhiza impact the growth of plants?
– Components
– plants, same sort in different pots
– soil
– mycorrhiza

1. put the same amount of soil into two different pots
2. put mycorrhiza into one pot
3. plant your plants into two different pots
4. document while doing photos for a couple of months every week
5. (optional) measure phosphates in the soil before the experiment and after the experiment. See for example: Determination of Phosphate Concentration in Soil – University of Canterbury.

For more information see Barto, E. K. et al. (2011). “The Fungal Fast Lane: Common Mycorrhizal Networks Extend Bioactive Zones of Allelochemicals in Soils” in PLoS ONE, Volume 6, Issue 11. Available at (Accessed 23 February 2017).