When Art touches the Microscopic world : the Haptic Image in Nanoart

Emmanuelle PELARD

KEYWORDS : nanoart, digital art, haptic perception, digital enunciation, Grit Ruhland, Susumu Nishinaga

ABSTRACT : Nanoart is an artistic practice which intends to experiment how representing organic matter and substance, using nanotechnology and developing an aesthetic gesture. In this creative practice, it matters to enunciate the organic matter, microorganisms and organic cells, threw the digital tool and mediatized at a microscopic scale. The illusion of a tactile perception, the impression of touching digitally but with the eyes and also the way of transforming textures, substances, colors and shapes remake the organic world in an artistic one. The haptic perception and the visualization which is fundamental to apprehend that kind of art will be analyzed in this article, especially regarding Grit Ruhland and Susumu Nishinaga nanoart.

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When Art touches the Microscopic world : the Haptic Image in Nanoart

Emmanuelle PELARD

Université du Luxembourg

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