Installation view of glass sculptures created in response to observing slices of cerebral organoids grown from a small skin sample.
These sculptures use different UV reactive glass colours to mimic the coloured stains used in cell biology to identify and visualise different cell types and proteins.
Materials :slumped soda glass cylinders, UV reactive glass axons, robotic photonic excitor units, nylon & glass rods.
Dimensions variable – (this installation approx 1200x 600 x 200cm)
Kinetic light units developed in collaboration with electronics engineer Robin Bussell as part of ongoing interdisciplinary project Brains in a Dish – a collaboration with Professor Selina Wray at UCL’s institute of Neurology and a Created Out of Mind/ Wellcome Hub residency.
section image of Phil Ball's cerebral organoid, cultured, stained and photographed by Christopher Lovejoy at UCL's Institute of Neurology
image of sections of cerebral organoids, cultured, stained and photographed by Selina Wray, Charlie Arbour ,Christopher Lovejoy at UCL's Institute of Neurology