Colour32 is an interpreted scientific photograph made by a Scanning Electron Microscope of a microscale drop of Brisbane River water that aims to draw attention to the qualities of water through enhanced visual details that aid in the interpretation of water samples.
Artistic manipulation of a scientific process through experimenting with the SEM fuses science and technology with art and proposes a new meaning for what such images can say about water to a viewer.
Anastasia Tyurina is a new media artist, currently an Associate Professor at the National Research University of Electronic Technology, Moscow and a sessional academic at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane. She holds a PhD in the interdisciplinary field of Artistic Photomicrography from QCA, Griffith University.
Throughout her academic and artistic career, Anastasia has been interested in obtaining new knowledge of the relationship between science and art. Therefore, she uses scientific machines, particularly X-ray devices and microscopes, in a variety of art projects. By exploring the interplay between the indexical and iconic modalities in the process of evaluating scientific photomicrographs, Anastasia tries to imbue them with new meanings and thus turn scientific photography into a creative source of communication to a general public. Anastasia is a regular contributor to festivals, exhibitions, and conferences in the Art & Science category.