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Accession Number
2013/2.120

Title
Untitled

Artist(s)
Susan Derges

Object Creation Date
1991

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)

Credit Line
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH

Subject matter
Susan Derges is interested in integrating art and science into her practice as a photographer. She created this series, The Observer and the Observed, by vibrating a jet of water with a loud speaker and strobe light set to the same frequency. For this series, she used herself as the subject, using the droplets as lenses to reflect her features, while her face remains blurred in the background.

Physical Description
A black and white photograph of droplets of water captured in suspension. Behind the water droplets, an eye is visible, though it is blurred by a shallow depth of field. In the water droplets, the eye is reflected upside down and in sharp focus.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
eye portraits
frequency meters
reflections (perceived properties)
self-portraits
sound modifying devices
stroboscopic photography
water (inorganic material)

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