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Microselfies (2014)

Exploring the complex relations between observer and observation, in the installation "Microselfies" (2014) the audience is invited to explore the procedures the artist went thought to produce the images exhibited both in printed and digital formats. Right in front of the LCD monitor where a slide show with the digital series is exhibited, inside of a ‘petri dish’ , a microelectrode with a reflective surface is the mirror the audience has to be "face to face",  exploring unusual angles, and perceptional subtleness to take the (micro)selfies with their smartphones.


Selfie

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This article is about self-photographs. For other uses, see Selfie (disambiguation).
selfie is a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone. Selfies are often shared on social networking services such as InstagramSnapchat, and Tumblr. They are often casual, and are typically taken either with a camera held at arm's length or in a mirror.

Microelectrode

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This article about application of microelectrodes in electrophysiology. For application in electroanalytical chemistry see ultramicroelectrode.
microelectrode is an electrode of very small size, used in electrophysiology for either recording of neural signals or electrical stimulation of nervous tissue. Initially, pulled glass pipette microelectrode was used with later introduction of insulated metal wires. These microelectrodes are made from inert metals with high Young modulus such as tungsten,stainless steelplatinum and iridium oxide[1] and coated with glass or polymer insulator with exposed conductive tips. More recent advances in lithography yielded to silicon based microelectrodes.

The work Micro-Selfie is an exercise of reflection about the creation of reality in the very moment of observation – referred, in quantum mechanics, to the collapse of the wave function. Reflected in the surface of a macroscale measuring apparatus – a microelectrode – the artist takes, with a superposed apparatus (an Iphone 5S), self-portrait photographs.

Wave function collapse

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In quantum mechanicswave function collapse is the phenomenon in which a wave function—initially in a superposition of severaleigenstates—appears to reduce to a single eigenstate after interaction with a measuring apparatus. It is the essence of measurement in quantum mechanics, and connects the wave function with classical observables like position and momentum. Collapse is one of two processes by which quantum systems evolve in time; the other is continuous evolution via the Schrödinger equation. However in this role, collapse is merely a black box for thermodynamically irreversible interaction with a classical environment. Calculations of quantum decoherence predict apparent wave function collapse when a superposition forms between the quantum system's states and the environment's states. Significantly, the combined wave function of the system and environment continue to obey the Schrödinger equation.

 

exhibitions:

2014 Solo exhibition of the artist: "Performing Quantum Entanglement: Subtle Apparatuses for Extrasensory Affectiveness". Art|Sci Gallery, 5th Floor CNSI (California NanoSystems Institute), UCLA,Los ANgeles, from June 5th to July 5th 2014. Opening Reception: Thursday, June 5th | 5-7 p.m. (Poster)

2015 Solo exhibition of the artist: "Performing Quantum Entanglement: Subtle Apparatuses for Extrasensory Affectiveness". Roy Ascott Studio Gallery, Shanghai, SIVA -- DeTao Building

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