Tissue Culture Point of View (2008-2011) 

This installation features a ceiling projection. The image is a macro shot of a pipette inserting and removing wet media from a Petri dish. The perspective of the camera is taken from underneath the Petri dish. Gallery visitors are invited to lay down on bean bags shaped in the abstract form of cells and watch the video. Noise cancelling headphones are also provided to viewers. The camera angle, large scale of image and absence of sound places the viewer in the perspective of a specimen situated in vitro. The work places the human in the role of the cellular specimen in an attempt to experience the microcellular perspective and the tissue culture point of view. The irony of this gesture is that the tissue culture point of view can never be fully experienced since the reliance on visual perception by humans is not necessarily compatible with that of the microcellular world.