a handful of light

Imagine a light without bulb or fixture; a light that does not need fire nor electricity. A light that can’t burn or destroy; a light that doesn’t need switching on or off. A light that grows. A light that lives. What would change, if the development of luminescent bacteria was so advanced, that they could complement or even substitute our ordinary lighting? If they could be grown not only in laboratories by specialists but by everybody at home? If we could use them whenever and wherever we want; take them with us or spray them without fear of doing any harm? In what way would our relationship to the use of light change, if it was a living organism cared for by ourselves instead of this technical thing? Would the rate of light pollution grow as steadily as it does at this moment? Or, is it possible to start a change in our dealing with light?

student:Jonas Jentsch