Friday 25th July 2014,
Imagine Science Films

ISF Lab

The Imagine Science Lab  will showcase works that combine science & film as well as provide studio space for artists, filmmakers, and scientists to collaborate on original films, scientific research and multi-media projects. A learning center will offer community programs that educate the general public about science though the visual arts, as well as exhibit work created in the ISF Lab.

A lab instructor is responsible for starting projects at the ISF Lab from the planning, to the design and fabrication of lab apparatuses.

Lab Instructors

Catherine Chalmers // Photographer, Artist

Catherine Chalmers lives and works in New York City. Her installations include photography, video, and sculpture, most often portraying insect subjects or small animals normally found in a scientific lab. She is widely known for her American Cockroach project, and is currently making new work in the Costa Rican jungle, bringing her artistic and scientific view of ants’ work and social life to light.

At the ISF Lab, she is currently working on a project called “Animals as Actors”. The first in the series will be a poetic yet dramatized depiction of the stages of the fruit fly from an egg to adult life.
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Luis Violante // Creative Director

Mr. Violante is a multimedia artist. He is a painter, graphic designer, video producer, director and editor. He has done design for SONY, Tiffany, Columbia University, NewsCorp. Produced video works for Nickelodeon, MoveOn.org, Sen. John Kerry. He is also a perennial student of science and technology. He started university life as a pre-aerospace engineering student before switching to a film major. After over a decade as a visual arts professional he returned to student life last year to pursue a M.S.P. from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.

He is currently designing the first prototype of the imagineScope, a microscope which allows you to watch movies in an intimate microscopic theater.