Now Available: Gloria Chung’s True Places and Ommatidia

Posted May 31st, 2024 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, News / Events

True Places (2022, 6.5 minutes, color, sound, digital file)

Places that exist at the border(s) of memory and physical terrain.

Ommatidia (2022, 7 minutes, color, sound, digital file)

Each compound eye of a large dragonfly is composed of up to 30,000 ommatidia. Each ommatidium collects visual information through photoreceptors, and together the thousands of ommatidia help form a mosaic image in the dragonfly’s brain. These images of images — taken from hundreds of Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration webcams — form a mosaic record of light, time, and physical/psychic landscapes.