Archive For 28/03/2016
“Life in Perspective” — Exhibition opened!
We perceive our world as a three-dimensional reality. A truism forms the basis of “Life in Perspective”. The exhibition places the beauty of nature in the center using 3D posters about micro-organisms, thus translating the micro-world into a familiar imagery. It is a change in perspective, which visualizes science in a comprehensive way by means of photography and computer design approaching an artistic dimension.
What is a lenticular poster?
A lenticular print is a technique which allows many images to be shown on the same poster. This technique has been used extensively in the past and examples span from interactive postcards to public spaces decoration. The principle relies on the interlaced printing of different images (for instance different frames of a video or different point of view from the same scene) on which an array of micro-lenses is superimposed. This leads to the formation of different images depending on the position of the viewer.
The advances in printing technology as well as in the production of fine lenses allow the creation of the illusion of movement, depth, or a combination of both. For depth representation, the observer’s brain can be tricked in seeing depth in the represented sample via the print of images from different angle of the same object. Moving around the lenticular poster permits to explore the object in 3D.
What do we use lenticular posters for?
Life In Perspective aims at turning biological object from scientific research into art in their full 3D representation. Our main medium is lenticular posters. Once rendered and printed, objects that once were scientific samples become striking representation of nature hidden secrets.
Rendering is the final process of creating the actual 2D image or animation from the prepared scene. This can be compared to taking a photo or filming the scene after the setup is finished in real life. Several different, and often specialized, rendering methods have been developed.
We take our present reality as a three-dimensional world. What seems to be something so trivial, lay actually the very foundations which motivated the creation of “Life in Perspective”: it is an initiative which attempts to explore innovative ways of presenting 3D biological data and discussing them, whilst preserving their scientific value and information.