The Midas project investigated the trans-mediational space between skin and gold. Research for the project was conducted through the analysis of data recorded with an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). The AFM, in its force spectroscopy mode, gathers data by picking up the surface of an object. The Midas project is analogous to the fabled Midas, King of Phrygia to whom Dionysus gave the power of turning all that he touched in to gold.
The Midas project developed in partnership with Kevin Raxworthy is a visual and sonic installation that amplifies certain aspects of experience at a nano level. The metonymic work is based on research developed at SymbioticA and the Nanochemistry Research Institute at Curtin University of Technology.