Monday, April 21, 2008

NanoArt and Photography in the “Energetic Light” Multimedia Show

Orfescu's NanoArt work will be featured in the “Energetic Light” multimedia and still images exhibit presented by El Camino College, in California. The show brings together several forms of art, NanoArt, Photography, and Multimedia, by eight South Bay artists. It is an interesting parallel between the images created by light waves or light particles (photons) as in Photography, and the images created by much more energetic particles, like electrons (electrically charged particles) as in NanoArt. The electrons penetrate deeper inside the stuctures and generate images with more depth, more natural 3D.

NanoArt is a new discipline which combines art with science to create sculptures at molecular and atomic levels. Artists and scientists use chemical or physical processes to create these works, and the resulting micro and nanostructures are visualized with powerful research tools like scanning electron and atomic force microscopes. These scientific images are then captured and further processed, using different artistic techniques, to convert them into artworks to be showcased for the general public.

The El Camino show artists have extracted selected still images from their multimedia pieces and framed them along side the multimedia display for comparison. The exhibit also demonstrates how carefully selected music and image movement further enhances great still images that depict subjects as large as fireworks bursts and as small as nanosculptures that are approximately 80,000 times thinner than a human hair.

To view Orfescu's work, please visit

The exhibition opens in the Schauerman Library on Saturday, May 3rd and runs through June 15th. The library is in the center of the El Camino College campus, which is located at 16007 Crenshaw Blvd. in the city of Torrance, California. The exhibit is open from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, and from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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