Beautiful and Dangerous
25 May 2018 – 16 June 2018
Every breath of air, every sip of water, everything we eat is awash with vast numbers of astonishingly small viruses and bacteria, each evolved as strikingly beautiful geometric forms, but some are amongst our most dangerous enemies. In 2018, CSIRO collaborated with Vivid Sydney to create a light installation that gives you an up close and personal encounter with the infectious biological agents that most affect human health — magnified to spectacular scale. This animation provides a unique and engaging glimpse into some of the research being done to combat infection as CSIRO – Australia’s national science agency, the Garvan Institute, and medical institutes worldwide.
CSIRO’s Vivid Sydney team included:
Leonie Herson (Lead animator). Sydney-based biomedical animator and medical illustrator
Drew Berry (Animation mentor). Emmy and BAFTA award-winning biomedical animator; based at the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne.
Christopher Hammang (Animation consultant). Sydney-based, emerging biomedical animator and visual educator; based at The University of Sydney and part of CSIRO’s Data61.
Richard Tamplenizza (Music Producer/Composer). Producer, composer and songwriter from Sydney, Australia. Best known for his work as a member of award-winning hip hop group The Herd (Elefant Traks).
Seán O’Donoghue (Producer & Scientific Consultant). Award-winning researcher in biological data visualisation; based in Sydney at CSIRO’s Data61, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, and UNSW.