Diploma project, ECAL 2021
in BACHELOR MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN
by Antoine Barras
Teacher(s): Alain Bellet, Gael Hugo, Christophe Guignard, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio
Miksyn is an installation that invites us to rethink our relationship with living things by challenging our natural aversion to the various insects and arachnids of our domestic ecosystem, my primary motivation being to highlight the unexplored richness of microscopic forms.
Miksyn is part of research on digital interactions with the microcosm. By decontextualising these tiny creatures under the lens of a high-resolution optical microscope, my project puts the spotlight on their imperceptible peculiarities.
Can we use technology to overcome our bodily limitations and awaken a holistic conception of nature?