The Petri Series: Benzene

Maria Michails's avatar Maria Michails

The Petri Series: Benzene is an interactive installation activated by visitors pedaling a mechanism resembling a car. The mechanism generates electricity to power LED lights embedded in photo-sculptures with microscopic images of cancer cells. The stainless steel sculptures are in the form of benzene molecules that also resemble a field of flowers. The cascading light from the sculptures create a horizon-like haze on the wall when lit up. The project communicates scientific information in a compelling visual, combining biology, ecology, engineering and art.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: variable
  • Medium: interactive sculpture
  • Width: variable
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: variable