Before Us Lies Eternerdy

Fraunhofer MEVIS (DE), Media Art Nexus NTU Singapore (SG)

The short movie shows different scales of the human body, from digitized microscopic lymphoma tissue examined with the molecular cytogenetic technique Fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) to detect abnormal changes in DNA, to 3-D reconstructions of a liver as well as a whole-body MRI. At a simultaneous launch at Ars Electronica’s Festival and Media Art Nexus NTU Singapore, we will talk with Ina Conradi and Mark Chavez in a live video call about how art can contribute not only artistry and a sense of awe to removing barriers for engagement with severe health topics, but also as a transdisciplinary approach to innovation in digital medicine. The movie marks the beginning of the cooperation of Media Art Nexus NTU Singapore and Fraunhofer MEVIS, which will provide techniques, tools, scientific expertise and an educational environment for students from NTU Singapore in Bremen, Germany.

Before Us Lies Eternerdy / Fraunhofer MEVIS (DE), Media Art Nexus NTU Singapore (SG), Credit: Magdalena Sick-Leitner


Fraunhofer MEVIS; FISH data kindly provided by ZytoVision

Fraunhofer MEVIS (DE): David Black (US), Henning Höfener (DE), Bianka Hofmann (DE), André Homeyer (DE), Alexander Köhn (DE), Mathias Neugebauer (DE)

In cooperation with Media Art Nexus NTU Singapore (SG): Ina Conradi (US, SG) & Mark Chávez (US, SG)

Project integration Singapore: Media Art Nexus, Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Ina Conradi and Mark Chávez