Cameron Pond Microscopy

Starting in August of 2021 and extending throughout the run of the show, Dr. Catherina Alves-de-Souza, director of the Algal Resources Collection at UNCW has collaborated with Algae Society Artist Gene A. Felice II, taking water samples from the Cameron Art Museum retention pond as well as two other nearby ponds for comparison. Each month Dr. Alves-de-Souza shared microscopy techniques while Felice shared new methods for capturing both still and video microscopy.  Dr. Alves-de-Souza’s experience mapping the microorganisms found in the samples are shared in several of the multimedia installations in the Confluence show, including one of the Wall Cell pieces,  the center monitor in the all ages section and the window video projection mapping installation on display during the Bioluminescent Thursday events.