• The biological unseen: producing and mediating imaginaries of protocells

Ramirez-Figueroa, Carolina, Hernan, Luis and Pei-Ying, Lin, 2018, Conference or Workshop, The biological unseen: producing and mediating imaginaries of protocells at 5th Biennial Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference 2018, United Kingdom, 18-20 Apr 2018.

Abstract or Description:

This paper engages with issues of the bio-image body, identifying the mechanisms by which the microscopic is understood and interacted with by a range of audiences. We are interested in how images are used to mediate with the biological unseen, and how the process can be used to perturb and shift imaginaries of use and transformation of matter, living or otherwise. We take a research through design approach and build the argument using two interventions made in the context of Living Ashes, a project developed by the authors and that explores semi-living matter through protocells. The first intervention produces recorded moving image of protocells, using intercutting to connect events across scales. The second intervention prompts discussion on issues of agency in generating image with/of nonhumans.

Official URL: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.6104687.v2
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography
Creative Arts and Design > W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
School or Centre: School of Design
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.6104687
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2019 17:07
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2019 22:23
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3855
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