Erica Seccombe, Ocularanagluphos, 2011 - 2017
Pop on your red/blue glasses for the full 3D effect! Microcomputed X-ray tomograph, ANU Department of Applied Maths, rendered with Drishti, at VizLab ANU and printed at the ANU Inkjet print facility 2011.
Currently on exhibition at
- AURA: Repetition, Reproduction, and the Mark of the Artist,
curated by Ben Rak, travelling exhibition
Manly Art Gallery & Museum14 July – 3 September 2017
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery 9 December 2017 – 4 March 2018
ANU School of Art & Design Gallery 13 April – 20 May 2018
- Imitation of Life 2011, curated by Deborah Clark, Canberra Museum and Gallery (now gifted to CMAG) Anaglyph print on paper, 160cm x 196cm.
- Selected and exhibited for the 37th Alice Prize Exhibition, Alice Springs, NT, 2012, Anaglyph print on paper, 160cm x 196cm.
- Recreated on canvas and printed in the UK for the exhibition, Time & Vision, curated by Paul Bayley, Barge House, London, 2012
Ocularangagluphos is the result of Seccombe’s exploration of (3D) micro-X-ray Computed Tomography (Micro-CT) of a miniature toy plastic octopus, and is part of a series of work entitled Nanoplastica. The artist has imaged the resulting volumetric data to reveal the external and internal structure in a unique scientific program called Drishti. Now that lenses allow us to see microscopic organisms previously invisible to the naked eye, the infinitesimal can appear to us like monsters. This work is reminiscent of 1950’s cold war sci-fi but also considers the recent boom in 3D entertainment technology and our continuing fascination with scale from the micro to macro. While seemingly playful, this work seriously examines issues of visualization, replication and simulation of the natural world.