Seeded from the words ‘whisper’ and ‘listen', the soluble colonies evolve, adapt and spread on waste ground and in urban green spaces. Litter attracts them; some survive for weeks or months, others only for a few hours. Their DNA is the letter combination 'is', which occurs in every individual organism in the colonies. The outdoor colonies are photographed several times over their lifespan, making the photographic documentation of their existence a time-based poetry.
An indoor installation of the soluble colonies was commissioned by Tony Trehy for the Text Festival 2011.