posted Sep 17, 2009, 10:08 AM by Diego S. Maranan   [ updated Sep 17, 2009, 10:11 AM ]
by Kristine Matusalem
September 13, 2009
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The fact that Biomodd is not just a simple installation is becoming much clearer as days go by. My involvement with the mini-biomodd is a testament to this. All components need painstaking care and routine check-up. A klutzy move could result to killing an Ashitaba plant. :) And because of this project's "needy-ness" for time, care and attention, one's involvement becomes more personal. 

I was at MCAD yesterday with Melanie. It was a rare occasion to see and work with Mel so we decided to have some lab time together at Biomodd's current abode. Plus, I wanted to "feel" the Biomodd setup again since I missed the opening. A lot of plants needed replacement. In fact, the few hours we were there, that was what we did. We replaced Maria Makiling's withered plants. It looks better now! Some ABM members were there to replace plants inside the main structure. Lai arrived with the panel boards. Russel, the guy who frequently visits the mini-biomodd was there to get to know the bigger version. There were a couple of visitors I got to talk to. They asked how Biomodd works, how components fit into the whole concept and they ultimately registered their amazement with the project. 

I plan to go back next week after I finish my other course requirements. After all, the exhibit would run for just two more weeks. Angelo said, help is needed on Wednesday because the Matanglawin shoot would be on Thursday.

Some photos here.