Blue Morph


Friday, December 07, 2007

James Gimzewski thinks really small. The thickness of a hair, 60 or 90 millionths of a meter, is enormous in his world. Gimzewski is a UCLA nanoscientist who spent years taking pictures of atoms. He teamed up with media artist Victoria Vesna to explore the secret lives of butterflies. Produced by Claes Andreasson.


Claes Andreasson

Comments [9]

Jillian Goodman from New York

Hi all,

Clicking on the "secret lives of butterflies" link in the blurb will take you to the Blue Morph main page, which shows the image that we use in our thumbnail. If you click that image, it takes you to the rest of the site.


Dec. 14 2007 04:23 PM
Victoria Vesna from Los Angeles

Dear All -- it is exciting to get this kind of feedback about the Blue Morph work. I just noticed that there is no link to the site -- to find out more, go to:

We will upload more videos and images this weekend and be sure to put yourself on the Art | Science center's email list so we can let you know when the piece is on exhibit again.

Dec. 14 2007 09:13 AM
Anne H. Flash from Cape Cod, MA

More, please, like others have said. I was hoping to see pictures, rather than just the tease of one pic and a little sound loop. Frustrating precisely because the piece was so powerful and original. I am a painter and have a series of "Blue Morph" works that happen to correspond very much in intention and sentiment with the sounds and words of this piece.

Dec. 10 2007 02:45 PM
Linda from Kalamazoo, MI

I work in the public schools, and was hoping to find visual images and sound without any talking, for our students at school to enjoy and marvel at.

Dec. 10 2007 10:40 AM
Luisa DiPietro from Frederickburg, Virginia, USA

If am very moved and inspired by these sounds of apparent struggling. I believe they express something in humans which is usually fought - natural change. Hearing them reminds me that change is supposed to be painful and that this kind of pain should be embraced. It is a meditation on acceptance for me.

I would purchase a (non-verbal)soundtrack if it were made available.

Dec. 10 2007 07:25 AM
Katja x Biesanz

I am stunned by the sound. I am a choreographer who has explored the notion of the pain of birth and growth in the spring - the violence of a seed breaking through its casing. This sound feels like my image. Is there any way I can find the sound without the words? I would love permission to make a dance to it!

Dec. 10 2007 12:11 AM
Nancy from Charlottesville, VA

I completely agree! Where can we see more of these images and hear more sounds, such as metamorphosis? They are unique and beautiful!

Dec. 09 2007 04:13 PM
Carol Horton from Annandale NJ

I agree -- I wanted to see and hear more -- is there only the one photo on the website? I haven't found anymore.

Fascinating work, awesome photo.

More, please!

Carol Horton

Dec. 09 2007 12:35 PM
Liz Pullen from New Jersey

It's frustrating to hear this fascinating story, come to this website for more information and go to the artist's website only to find out that there are no exhibitions of this work in the U.S. (not even at UCLA?). I was hoping to actually be able to experience these photos and sounds live and in person.

Dec. 08 2007 02:53 PM

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