“Impermanence” is a series of portraits by Korean photographer and microbiologist Seung-Hwan Oh who drowns his films camera before using them, into a cultivation of fungus mushrooms. The bacterias devour the film for an abstract and destroyed result. A beautiful way to mistreat a film and to rebel against the perfect and idealized pictures we see everywhere nowadays.

“Impermanence” is a series of portraits by Korean photographer and microbiologist Seung-Hwan Oh who drowns his films camera before using them, into a cultivation of fungus mushrooms. The bacterias devour the film for an abstract and destroyed result. A beautiful way to mistreat a film and to rebel against the perfect and idealized pictures we see everywhere nowadays.

"impermanence" by seung-hwan oh - Symbiosis of film & organic matter. Microbes on a visual environment created through portraits & a physical environment composed of developed film immersed in water. As the microbes consume light-sensitive chemical over the course of months, the silver halides destabilize, obfuscating the legibility of foreground, background, & scale. This results in complete disintegration of the film so that it can only be delicately digitized before it is consumed.

"impermanence" by seung-hwan oh - Symbiosis of film & organic matter. Microbes on a visual environment created through portraits & a physical environment composed of developed film immersed in water. As the microbes consume light-sensitive chemical over the course of months, the silver halides destabilize, obfuscating the legibility of foreground, background, & scale. This results in complete disintegration of the film so that it can only be delicately digitized before it is consumed.

Impermanence by Seung-Hwan Oh | iGNANT.de - a combination of photography & microbiology

Impermanence by Seung-Hwan Oh

Impermanence by Seung-Hwan Oh | iGNANT.de - a combination of photography & microbiology

Impermanence By Seung-Hwan Oh | The visual result of the symbiosis between film matter and organic matter is the conceptual origin of this body of work

Impermanence By Seung-Hwan Oh | The visual result of the symbiosis between film matter and organic matter is the conceptual origin of this body of work

Abstract Film Camera Drowned Into Fungus “Impermanence” is a series of portraits by Korean photographer and microbiologist Seung-Hwan Oh who drowns his films camera before using them, into a cultivation of fungus mushrooms. The bacterias devour the film for an abstract and destroyed result. A beautiful way to mistreat a film and to rebel against the perfect and idealized pictures we see everywhere nowadays.

Abstract Film Camera Drowned Into Fungus

Abstract Film Camera Drowned Into Fungus “Impermanence” is a series of portraits by Korean photographer and microbiologist Seung-Hwan Oh who drowns his films camera before using them, into a cultivation of fungus mushrooms. The bacterias devour the film for an abstract and destroyed result. A beautiful way to mistreat a film and to rebel against the perfect and idealized pictures we see everywhere nowadays.

microbiologist Seung-Hwan Oh cultivates fungus that he applies to his film before he puts it into his camera.

Impermanence by Seung-Hwan Oh

microbiologist Seung-Hwan Oh cultivates fungus that he applies to his film before he puts it into his camera.

‘What happens to our bodies after death? Do we become stars and stay in the sky forever?’‘Naah, some of us are burnt and some buried, depends on your religious beliefs I guess.’Art - Seung-Hwan Chung

‘What happens to our bodies after death? Do we become stars and stay in the sky forever?’‘Naah, some of us are burnt and some buried, depends on your religious beliefs I guess.’Art - Seung-Hwan Chung

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