Yes they’re a bit disgusting looking, as are most microscopic photographs, however, the difference between your average close up of an ant head or the cellular structure of a beetle and what you see here are that artist Lorenzo Oggiano has created these images. They’re not real. They’re what he calls Quasi-Objects; a collection of 3D generated videos and pictures he has been creating since 2003. He calls the process ‘organic re-design’. A reference to the microcosmic worlds of science and nature.
So, rather than looking at insect larva shot in high-definition you’re actually looking at the inner imagination of the artist. None of these objects actually exist in nature:
[It]…aims to stimulate thought and dialogue on the progressive relativization of natural forms of life as a result of techno-biological evolution. “Quasi-Objects” regards data actualization, the production of biologically non-functional organisms and ecosystems as transient output of an operative practice: aesthetics of process.
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