Iyvone Khoo | Birch Aquarium, San Diego

Installation exhibition at Birch Aquarium in San Diego

April - December 2017

Iyvone Khoo.  Infinity Cube , 2017. Installation, video projection & audio

Iyvone Khoo. Infinity Cube, 2017. Installation, video projection & audio

On April 7, artist Iyvone Khoo (b.1975, Singapore) unveils Infinity Cube, a new immersive installation that explores bioluminescence. 

London-based artist Iyvone Khoo worked alongside Scripps Institution of Oceanography marine biologist Michael Latz whilst on a residency at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego. Khoo varied sound stimulation, flow visualization and macro videography to reimagine the phenomenon of bioluminescence. The project is supported by the MEAD Fellowship, University of Arts London, UK. More than six hours of footage was documented of single-celled marine organisms called dinoflagellates reacting to various stimulants, such as the human heartbeat, music, water flow, and air pressure.

Link to exhibition at Birch Aquarium, San Diego here.

Two bioluminescent video works were recently exhibited at Moving Image NY 2017, further info here.


About the artist

Khoo (b. 1975 in Singapore) lives and works in London, England. Her diverse media include glass, photography, video and bioluminescence. Often employing a spirit of investigative play, she considers how perception shapes experience, sometimes using the camera lens as a surrogate eye. “I use light as a form of painting, space as an extension to the canvas and video as a polymorphic visual tool,” Khoo explains. Khoo earned her MFA at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London.


Link to press coverage on San Diego Union Tribune