Observe, Experiment, Archive: Light Matter

Liza Dracup, Amanda Ritson (Photographer)

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


    2019, NEPN commissioned Liza Dracup commissioned for the project Observe Experiment Archive, also supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

    Light Matter is a new photographic project exploring the natural world illuminated by artificial light, inspired by the historical ideas of Joseph Swan. Swan’s experimental curiosity led him to be the notable inventor of the electric light bulb, changing our experience of nature and vision of the world forever. This photographic commission draws on his enduring spirit of enquiry, adopting his key scientific principles of observation and experimentation and will incorporate experimental analogue and digital approaches to photographing botanical specimens, exploring the transformative properties of light and in particular artificial light.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2019


    • Photography
    • practice led research
    • exhibition
    • Sunderland University


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