Microscopic Vision 顯‧微
Mixed Media, Animation [Self-designed microscope with Video Monitor], 2011
Microscopic technology allows us to observe many tiny structures and activities which are not originally visible to the naked eye. The magnified images of plants, body cells, and structural diagrams of delicate electronic devices show us the hidden and ordered structure of things which are easily failed to notice in our everyday operational needs. Through this enhancement of the human vision, we extend our ability to appreciate nature and things in our world by adding an alternative perspective, more focused on subtle details. Such new forms of vision lead us to pay attention to the consequences generated by unseen orders, to understand the physical properties of virtuality. The dependence on metaphoric operations of many digital interfaces sometimes isolates the electronic equipment from other substances in this world.It emphasizes the original texture of the underneath structure of an electronic monitor display,a micro-pattern from which a high-definition digital image emerges. It is like placing a butterfly specimen under the microscope,instead of seeing the scale-structure of the wings, but this time by looking at the texture of what makes it possible to see the butterfly on a screen.