Stephen Wilson
Introspection Stills

IntroSpection.  The installation enables  people to interact with microorganisms and cells derived from their own body in a non-invasive way. The contradiction of interacting with these alien, unfamiliar life forms (which are nonetheless intimately connected with our bodies) focuses on the boundaries between self and non-self and the cultural interest in bioidentification.  Animal Nature Show, Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon U, 2005;  (Excerpts in Digital Body Show, ICA, London, 2006)

Viewer plays games with cell/organism sample from his throat

Viewer prepares a cell/organism sample from her throat to be submitted to automatedmicroscope

poster annoncing family microscopy

taking a throat sample and microscopy image of throat

participant swabbing throat

samples of what is found in the mouth