Carbon: Cosmic Worlds of Charles Lindsay is grand in both scale and vision.
About the project:
Carbon is a creation of fictitious worlds, drawing on my interest in the aesthetics of space exploration, microscopic discovery and abstract symbols. I am intrigued by the idea that so much of our expanding scientific knowledge is based on images from beyond our body’s normal scope of vision. I am also interested in the challenge and implications of comprehending our relative scale within the universe.
These ‘photographs’ are made from negatives which utilize a carbon emulsion on a transparent base - the result of my experiments and manipulation. Numerous generations in the fluid’s history create minute evaporation trails, rendering an archeology of time.
Both the stills and videos are generated from extremely high resolution digital scans of the drawn negatives. I am also applying this data to 3D topographic motion programs and producing electronic sound pieces in response to the imagery.
Lindsay has given as much thought to how his work should be displayed as to the work itself. To get a better idea of the scope of his project, you can see his installation concept in this video:
3 - CARBON installation concept from charles lindsay on Vimeo.