morphologic studios = underwater art!

morphologic studios is the partnership of marine biologist colin foord and musician jared mckay. based out of miami, they use a local aquarium as their primary source of inspiration to study the artistic possibilities of living coral reef organisms. these studies usually result in short, yet stunning HD quality videos that portray aquatic lifeforms in a very intimate and beautiful setting. however, they don’t stop at capturing marine life from an artistic standpoint, they also collaborate with biologists from the université de provence in marseille to develop a living genetic database, aquaculture techniques, and biological assays of coral species.

‘Man O War’
Physalia physalis
Film + Aquarium: Morphologic
Original Soundtrack: Geologist

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recently, morphologic‘s beautifully crafted shorts have been garnering attention in the arts and music communities, as evidenced by their inclusion in the animal collective curated ATP back in may (infos). they’ve also featured in public installations in miami and more recently in cairns, australia. they’ve even made an appearance on cult tv network adult swim (link), and they’ve produced a video for electronic duo ‘walls’ on the much revered kompakt label (see below)

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check out some of our favorite shorts by morphologic studios below. also keep track of their future projects via their website or by following them on twitter @coralmorph

‘Corynactis viridis’
The feeding of a Corynactis viridis corallimorph
Music, Video, and Aquarium
2010 Morphologic Studios

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‘The Florist’
Leptopsia setirostris (Decorator Crab) scavenging amongst a Zoanthus polyp garden
Music, Video, and Aquarium
2010 Morphologic Studios

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‘The Squat Urchin Shrimp’
Gnathophylloides mineri on Tripneustes ventricosus
Music, Video, and Aquarium
2010 Morphologic Studios

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‘The Heart Urchin Pea Crab’
Dissodactylus primitivus on Meoma ventricosa
Music, Video, and Aquarium
2010 Morphologic Studios

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