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Geraldine Ondrizek
Cellular is a film about a blastopore, or a multiple cell embryo. More than 200 hours of still images of each embryo were made with Atonics Micro Fire digital cameras mounted on Olympus Stereomicroscopes and made into a film using Astor IIDC imaging software. To make the film, the artist edited 10 film sections to overlap and repeat the phases of development just before a recognizable body becomes evident.
The sound in the film was made by Andrew Pelling Professor of Biophysics at the University of Ottawa, who used an Atomic Force Microscope. The recording method involves touching cells in the process of dividing, allowing us to understand cellular gestation not only through sight, but through touch and sound as well.
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