Join MODA for a conversation with Coral Morphologic!
Coral Morphologic is the leading creator of innovative underwater media chronicling Earth's imperiled coral reefs.
Founded in 2007 by marine biologist Colin Foord and musician J.D. McKay in Miami as a multi-faceted platform for the development of symbiosis between humans and coral, Coral Morphologic's unique methodology blends science and art in a way that enamors popular culture with the beauty of coral while inspiring the next generation to restore the reefs and protect the planet.
Their work includes film, psychedelic audiovisual albums, video projections, and, most recently, a collaboration with Volcom to create a line of clothing that explores the interface of land and sea and was born out of a mutual desire to promote the restoration of coral reefs around the world.
About Coral Morphologic
Coral Morphologic’s artwork is informed by a scientific mission to document, aquaculture, and protect Miami’s (and the world’s) coral. They hypothesize that the coral pioneering onto the seawalls of Miami may hold the keys to understanding how reef organisms worldwide will adapt to human influence in the 21st century. Coral Morphologic is currently working with researchers from NOAA and University of Miami to understand how these unusually resilient 'urban corals’ are able to thrive living along the submerged edge of the highway connecting Miami to Miami Beach. Key to this work is the Coral City Camera, an underwater camera streaming from an urban reef ecosystem along PortMiami. By providing the public with remote access to Miami's aquatic life, Coral Morphologic aims to generate environmental awareness of, and civic pride for, the City's remarkable marine biodiversity.