This exhibition will present works made by the students using microscopic lenses mounted to digital cameras, and images made with a confocal microscope (with the assistance of Jaakko Timonen, Assistant Professor of Physics).

This course investigates the microscope and related light/lens technologies as tools for artistic image-making. It operates in a space between art and science by using “scientific” tools to make “artistic” images. Students will discuss what roles images play inside and outside of these disciplinary contexts and learn how complex it is to produce and read images, regardless of whether they are made as art, science, design, or something else entirely.

Photo: Bastien Gauthier-Soumis & Hannin Alnimri