Preview of a 3 channel interactive High Definition Video installation.
Weaving together extraordinary images, bio-medical research, and individual testimonies, Suki Chan’s new interactive three-screen installation Lucida, explores the curious, complex relationship between the human eye, vision and the brain.
Lucida is a visceral, visual journey in which Chan’s camera is constantly on the move, restlessly travelling through spaces that lead us, like a thread through a maze, into the heart of her subject. Partially filmed in the University of London’s Senate House, the fluid tracking shots through library spaces and boiler rooms suggest a visual analogy for the interior structures of our eyes and brains. The work has a haunting soundtrack composed by Dominik Scherrer, the winner of the 2014 Ivor Novello Award.
Lucida was commissioned by the University of Salford Art Collection and the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) in partnership with the Centre for the Study of the Senses, University of London and Tintype.
Lucida is supported by a Wellcome Trust Small Arts Award, the University of Salford Art Collection and by Arts Council England.
Filmed, Directed and Produced by:
Slit Lamp Imaging:
Haag-Streit AG, Switzerland
Time-lapse Confocal Imaging:
King's College London
Optical Design, Visual Effects and Colour Grade:
Black Box Echo
Digital Imaging Technician:
Assistant Sound Designer:
Special thanks to:
Colin Blakemore (Centre for the Study of the Senses, University of London) and the Rethinking the Senses Project, supported by AHRC; Kevin O’Regan (Laboratoire Psychologie De la Perception, Université Paris Descartes); Mariya Moosajee,
Sehmi Kulwant, Tom Carr, Laurence Lane, Monica Clemo (Moorfields Eye Hospital); Richard Wingate, Head of Anatomy, Department of Developmental Neurobiology, King's College London; Lindsay Taylor (University of Salford Art Collection); Zoe Dunbar, Ying Tan, Stephanie Fletcher (CFCCA); Alice Carey, Marie-Lise Sheppard, David Cahill (Wellcome Trust); Ross MacFarlane (Wellcome Library); Paul Nicholson-Lewis, John Stone (Property and Facilities Management, University of London); Jackie Marfleet, Anna Woodcraft, Leslie Crang (Senate House Library); Grahame Wood, Brian Bussey (Haag-Streit AG); Ayub Enow (Tobii); Philip Ellis, Alberto Serna (Blaze); Tintype, London; Pamela Kember (Asia House); Simon Crow, Kate Clanchy (Westminster School); Zak Norman, Louis D’Aboville (Black Box Echo), Marius Kwint, Maureen Creasey, John Dines, Piers Masterson, Shonagh Manson, Manuel Mazzotti, Carl Stratton, Guillaume Breton, William Chitham and William Lau.