creative collaboration

Digital artist Cynthia Beth Rubin is artist in residence at the Menden-Deuer Oceanography lab. I’ve long been a fan of collaborations that span ‘traditional’ boundaries, particularly those that bring scientists and artists together.

Cynthia has taken original video footage of moving Favella plankton by Elizabeth Harvey from the lab at the University of Rhode Island. Using her basic filming as a starting point, Cynthia’s video shows tracks of where the individuals are going and where they have been, creating new meaning out of the original video. Music by me.

You can learn more about this collaborative project at ‘Plankton Portraiture – a blog about the ongoing collaboration between Cynthia and oceanographer Susanne Menden-Deuer.

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