Microsculpture
40th IWFF
Showing In
Ethiopia Rising: Red Terror to Green Revolution
The Roxy Theater Screen 1Mon, Apr 17 7:00 PM
Ethiopia Rising showing with To Scale: The Solar System & Microsculpture
Ethiopa Rising tells a story of restored life and renewed hope from a decision by a remote village to transform their land amongst brutal civil war and endless droughts.
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Film Info
Series:40th International Wildlife Film Festival
Run Time:6min
Release Year:2017
Country:UK
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Tanya Cochran
Description
Microsculpture is a ground breaking project by the British photographer Levon Biss that presents insect specimens from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History like never before. These images reveal an unexpected and often breathtaking beauty and make visible the many intricate adaptations to the form of insects - what entomologists call their microsculpture. Formed at scales too tiny for us to perceive and with astonishing complexity, the true structure and beauty of insects remains mostly hidden. Their intricate shapes, colours and microsculpture are dizzying in their variety, but it takes the power of an optical microscope or camera lens to experience insects at their own scale.