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Sean Connaughty

October 14, 2013

Europa Module Sean Connaughty 2013

Filed under: Artwork, Blog — Sean @ 9:58 pm

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Europa Module Sean Connaughty 2013


Europa Module is a floating biosphere created by Sean Connaughty This underwater sculpture contains a living ecosystem within a porcelain orb.  Beneath the water in the Europa Module’s air pocket are plants, soil and biota. LED lights illuminate the interior allowing for photosynthesis.  The interior of this sculpture is only viewable through wireless camera installed inside. Viewers can see the interior of the Europa Module via wireless camera on the internet at: http://bp0489.myfoscam.org:8091 

Username: europamodule

Password: europamodule


When you enter your username and password, you will become an operator of the camera. Through the controls you can rotate the camera and explore this submerged ecosystem.


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Sean Connaughty is a fiscal year 2013 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the cultural heritage fund.

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I am in the process of developing a larger version of the Europa Module, I made a plaster press mold and have used porcelain. This will be Europa Module v3. It is 75cm diameter.
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The Europa Module v3 in progress 2014

the view through the lense from the  outside:

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