My Latest Artwork Puts Gallery Visitors Literally Under The Microscope

Posted by Thomas Marcusson

The MicroCinescope is an interactive artwork. A small high-res screen (five times higher than an iPhone retina) is magnified through the lens of an antique brass microscope, and streams a live feed of a camera mounted in the ceiling, showing a top-down view of the microscope itself and the visitors scattered around it.

The microscope itself was constructed in 1853 and was used in London to examine microbes and bacteria. Through the lens of the MicroCinescope, we’ve taken the place of the bacteria and are offered up for examination as we turn our gaze onto ourselves in the age where self-voyeurism is common practise.

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