Leoni Fischer




  











































 































"Nothing is motionless in the eyes of the rhythmanalyst. 
He hears wind, rain, thunderstorm. In observing a pebble a wall or a tree 
he precieves the slowness of movements of these objects. 
Their movement is slow only in proportion to our time, our bodies, our rhythms." 
Kurt Meyer, Rhythms, Streets, Cities

Euglena Time is an experimental project around the 4 main correlations that 
define the concept of rhythm:

1. mechanical and organic - 
merging technological and natural
2. linear and circular time -
understanding Euglenas circular rhythm of time 
3. continous and discontinous - 
studying the unique rhythms of each Euglena culture 
4. discovery and creation - 
observing the rhythms of Euglena and creating a habitat for them

Being one of the oldest technological, linear timepieces my goal is to create an 
hourglass which forms a habitat for Euglenas natural, circular rhythms of time.

„Euglena is a genus of single cell flagellate eukaryotics. 
They are often abundant in quiet inland waters where they may bloom in numbers 
sufficient to color the surface of ponds and ditches green. Most species of 
Euglena have photosynthesizing chloroplasts within the body of the cell, 
which enable them to feed by autotrophy,like plants.
The species Euglena gracilis has been used extensively in the laboratory 
as a model organism. " Wikipedia


Supervised by Mindaugas Gapševičius
Link to my Lab Diary