Working with the microscopy department at The University of Adelaide, 'Small World' uses scanning electron microscope images of materials found in and around Adelaide to construct a visual interpretation of the region on a microscopic scale.
Collected materials included that of plant life, insects, pollen and rocks/minerals. The work reveals the hidden world of these samples in exquisite detail, far removed from their appearance to the naked human eye. Magnified over a million times their size and projected large scale onto the geometric facets of the Festival building.
The use of dynamic animation and sound composed by Ant Dickinson portrays material surfaces as alien landscapes for exploration, in which the viewer is transported on a journey through the very fabric of our world.
Commissioned by Blinc Digital for Adelaide Festival, Australia 2015