Tang optræder i medier (dokumentar samt for børn), poesi og som kunst.

Se links nedenfor (kilde: Olivier De Clerk, som samlede op efter forespørgsel på ALGAE-L e-mail listen)


Algae – Movies children

– Ponyo on the Cliff [Gake no Ue no Ponyo] – Japanese animated movie (2008) by Hayao Miyazaki. There’s a dubbed English version.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponyo

– SpongeBob has lot of references to algae. For example, Sponge Bob eats Kelpo, a brand of ‘cereal’, for breakfast. There’s also the character, Sheldon Plankton (color: deep green, eye color: yellow and red) The episode ‘The algae’s always greener’. All info: http://spongebob.wikia.com/wiki/ 

– A Pokemon episode “Episode 112: Les algues salsifiques” (season 2, episode 112, English title: The Stun Spore Detour?)

– “The Little Mermaid” has some great footage showing kelps swaying in the waves.

– “Madagascar 1”, when the animals are stranded, Marty the zebra builds a shelter and invites Alex the lion in for “seaweed on a stick.

Gillyweed: a ‘seaweed’ eaten by Harry Potter in the Goblet of Fire. From the Harry Potter Herbology 101 pages: “In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry eats a plant that looks like “slimy, grayish-green rat tails,” which allows him to breathe underwater and communicate with mermen for the second task of the Triwizard Tournament. We don’t know what plant inspired the fictional gillyweed, but it seems that J.K. Rowling based it on a type of seaweed, probably imagining a kind of magical transference of properties. In other words, Harry needed to ingest something that could “breathe” underwater, like seaweed, in order be able to do the same himself.” http://youtu.be/NaNGPgV5avo 

– “Finding Nemo”, Mr Ray sings about seaweed when all the fish go to his school. “Seaweed is cool, seaweed is fun, it makes its food with the rays of the sun”. http://youtu.be/ufxGw8EqY5Q 

– The kids movie “Nim’s Island”: the father of Nim is a planktologist. At some stage during the movie, he looks through the microscope and you can see dinoflagellates swimming around. And later he is searching for the cause of a marine bioluminescence (fake, of course, but that’s the movies for you!) causing protozoan, he wants to call “Protozoa nim”.


Algae – Documentaries

– “Man of Aran” by Robert Flaherty (1934) has a scene with women and men collecting seaweed and putting on the field http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMg2Kl8TMm8 .

– Movie on Ascophyllum by the Rockweed Coalition: http://www.rockweedcoalition.org/ 

– A stunning kelp movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URoECzpSOt0&feature=share&list=UUo7hAS1zKKeWVhbfF6JO1yg


Algae – Movies

– “Wide Sargasso Sea” (1993) has a great sequence shot of a Macrocystis bed A bit strange from biogeographical point of view. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108565/  and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mqp4S2bhSp4

– “Troubled Waters”. A French movie on Caulerpa taxifolia:  …. a genetically-modified “killer algae” has been introduced into the Mediterranean. http://www.zodiakrights.com/Brand/5658/troubled-waters 

-A toxic Pseudo-nitzschia bloom in Monterey (California) that inspired Hitchcock for his classic ‘The Birds’ http://www.livescience.com/17713-hitchcock-birds-movie-algae-toxin.html 

– A Swedish short movie called “Seaweed” which tells the story of an adolescent girl’s sudden confrontation with her biggest phobia: seaweed. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1781898/ 

– “The Seaweed Children” or “Malachi’s Cove” (1974): A girl who works gathering seaweed on the Cornish coast in the 1880s, comes of age.

– Movie about Mr Itthipat Kulapongvanich, who amassed a fortune with his seaweed company TaoKaeNoi http://sglinks.com/pages/2689816-billion-baht-baby 

– “The Life Aquatic” has seaweeds

–  the crazy character of ‘Old Gregg’, a hermaphroditic merman (or maid?) that “have got the funk”, with seaweeds (plastic Fucus species) in place of hair (played by Noel Fielding, in the BBC series “The Mighty Boosh”). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4CgzfjxElY 

– Sponge Hemppants (not exactly child-proof), a parody of Spongebob Squarepants…using too much ‘Malaysian Fire Seaweed’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxtLf3M-zDY 

– Marimokkori (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marimokkori), an anime characer in Japan. The name is a pun: marimo is the word for the green algae clusters that grow in some of Hokkaidō’s lakes, while mokkori is a Japanese slang term for an erection.

– “Robin Hood – Men in tights” (a Mel Brooks spoof): Robin Hood escapes his jailors in North Africa and swims all the way back to England, to arrive at the “English” coast wrapped in seaweed – which clearly is Macrocystis!

– “The Lost Continent” (1968) by Michael Carreras. A story about killer seaweed, murderous crustaceans and previously marooned descendants of Spanish Conquistadores and pirates http://youtu.be/-QU_vvHKuyQ . Necessary background info to fully grasp the picture: http://youtu.be/lmBsGmAVM3A 


Algae – books

– “Zeesla en de lepels van Alice” by Kader Abdolah (Dutch)

– “The Swarm” by Frank Schätzing features extremely toxic dinoflagellates and lobsters that explode in people’s faces.

– “The adventures of Tintin. Red Rackham’ Treasure” by Hergé

– A crime series by Stanley Evans with a policeman names Silas Seaweed ( cop named Silas Seaweed http://www.hgdistribution.com/display_author.php?contributor_id=1118 

– Roronoa Zoro, manga character featuring in “One Piece”, is nicknamed Marimo (Aegagropila-ball) because of his green hair http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Roronoa_Zoro .


Algae – Poetry

– Rafael Alberti (Spanish poet): Sobre tu nave —un plinto verde de algas marinas

– Seaweed poetry: http://www.seagreens.com/Media/SeaweedPoemsAndProse.aspx


Algae – Music


– Suzanne by Leonard Cohen. “”There are heroes in the seaweed. There are children in the morning. They are leaning out for love. And they will lean that way forever”.

– Les Goémons by Serge Gainsbourg. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLxfv0nxONo  There’s a cover by Mick Harvey “Black Seaweed”.

– The Irish Moss Song by the Stompin’ Tom Connor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTlKJmz1XT0&feature=share&list=ULuTlKJmz1XT0  or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rCMas8WBu8 

– Punkrock band named Seaweed http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seaweed_(band) 

– An Indonesian metal band named Navicula

– The Jazz fusion band Spyro Gyra http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spyro_Gyra 

– “Kelp” by 7 Seconds of Love. http://youtu.be/ZQZ6aAJoaf4 

-a local ska band from Charentes-Maritimes (France) called Taxyfolia (formed in 1997, when the invasion of Caulerpa taxifolia was under the spotlight of the medias).

– “Seaweed Song” by Passion Pit

– “Seaweed sheets” by Astronautalis

– “Seaweed” by Fruit Bats

– “Algae and fungi part 1” by Biosphere

– “Algae and fungi part 2” by Biosphere

– “Algae” by Black Moth SuperRainbow

– “Algae and Bottles” by Ane Trolle


Algae –Art

– Edgar Lissel: cyanobacterial “autographs” and video art. a recent link: http://www.edgarlissel.de/data/start_tabelle_pro_fr.html. Media coverage [German: http://www.welt.de/print-wams/article99312/Bizarre-Bilder-aus-Blaualgen.html]

– Henri Matisse used seaweed as an inspiration for his “gouches découpés (paper cuts). http://www.henri-matisse.net/cut_outs.html.

– There are several algal inspired plates in Ernst Haeckel’s Kunstformen der Natur

http://caliban.mpiz-koeln.mpg.de/haeckel/kunstformen/Haeckel_Kunstformen.pdf . There’s also a documentary by David Lebrun “Proteus: a nineteenth century vision” on Haeckel http://youtu.be/tl_onFMjJWA .

– Paul Gauguin: Seaweed gatherer’s  http://www.paul-gauguin.net/Seaweed-Gatherers.html  Probably the most expensive algal art to date.