micro.glia

2017

digital video projection, 6:51 min loop

*created in collaboration with Dr. Antonio Currais of the Salk Institute.

micro.glia, 2017, is a multi-media installation that explores light as an epistemic thing. I am interested in the dynamic relationship between the scientific apparatus and the camera lens.  The experimental process of filming microglia cells involved subtly moving and rotating the camera’s lens near a microscope’s viewfinder, causing vibrantly hued light leaks and flares to appear. This method creates an oscillation between obfuscating and clarifying the digital image; thus, seeking to be mimetic of brain function or dysfunction. A play of optical phenomena, within the creation, editing process, and final form, reflects upon the use of light in the scientific process and upon notions of dissolving, permeable memories.

Installation documentation:

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