Art|Sci network coordinator and Sci|Art instructor Rita Blaik is showing a collection of her work entitled Altered States at Lot 1 in Echo Park, Los Angeles. Altered States draws from her background as a materials scientist, using in-camera manipulation to enable the transformation of materials to new states: bringing airiness into solid, dense and heavy objects, and creating solid bodies out of fluids and light.
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Article by Kat Austen via CultureLab
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