Beauty of Science
Catherine LeuteneggerCatherine Leutenegger delivers many detailed portraits of science, blurring the lines between the images she creates and those that she discovers and makes her own. As part of her theatrical mise en abyme, she brings scientific equipment into the photographic process. Leutenegger ventured inside some of EPFL’s laboratories to capture images – from the digital to the microscopic – that bring EPFL research into focus. To contextualize the complexity of research spaces, she employed augmented reality technology: a panoramic video, spherical gigapixel images that allow visitors to “explore” the labs captured in her photographs, and an augmented animation of a blood sample from Professor Vetterli himself, President of EPFL.
“The idea was not to take the book and put it on the walls, but to augment the book, and to work with each photographer to reframe their images,” explains Kenderdine. “Infinity Room I opens up the space for interpretation and contextualization in different ways, but the real interpretation resides in the viewer.”