Control of Cell Morphology in vivo

Level 3

Oversight @ 24 fps

Level 2
  1. Grasp the handle with your fingers and opposable thumb
  2. plant your feet squarely
  3. bend slightly
  4. peer through the slits
  5. push the handle away from you (or pull it towards you)
  6. control the speed of rotation
  7. remember the previous image
  8. persist your vision
  9. watch the cells change shape
  10. release the handle
  11. stand up
  12. walk away
Level 1

A zoetrope rotated using a hand-crank arouses static images of Candida albicans cells, which come alive, dancing and changing shape. The viewer observes the contained images from a safe distance, completely in control – a stark contrast with the unruly contamination of Ereignis, Gelassenheit und Lichtung. The simplicity of the analogue apparatus materialises the gaps in seeing between scales and explores the role of motion in seeing and knowing an Other.


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