on a quiet street in liverpool, a derelict building in the toxteth district amazes passers-by with an unusual sight installed within an otherwise abandoned site. artist duo walter hugo & zoniel have placed a massive, glowing water tank filled with live, luminous jellyfish behind an unused storefront shutter, automatically opening at 10:00 in the evening to reveal the ethereal creatures to the street.
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From the show “Survivor” there is a species of jellyfish, washed into a pool with no predators, that have lost their ability to sting.
What type of jellyfish are in this tank – and how toxic are their stings?
It would be interesting to measure the power of their sting, if the artists could keep it going. Maybe bring some biologists in to support the work.