Artworks 4D 2014
Oceanic Living Data 2014
with William Gladstone, University of Technology Sydney
Scanning electron photographs are animated and projected through mesh that once trawled for plankton in the Southern Ocean. Calcareous skeletons of coccolithophorids fall to the ocean floor, layer upon layer, after a life near the surface photosynthesising sunlight to make the oxygen we breathe.
A set of vintage slides from a private collection are observed through a microscope, photographed at different focal lengths and compiled to make animation. Glassy forms of diatom skeletons are revealed in intricate detail.