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For As Above, the Paris-based artist Roman Hill captured 10 minutes of footage of a chemical reaction occurring on an 8 mm2 surface. Following a months-long period of extensive editing and colour-grading, the French filmmaker and musician Thomas Vanz composed a pensive piano score to accompany the imagery. Inspired by the sense of awe evoked by both telescopic views of the cosmos and microscopic views of cells, Hill’s project forges a sublime – and visually enchanting – connection between things extraordinarily large and small.
Computing and artificial intelligence
Who, exactly, authored this AI-generated spin on Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo?
Peering into the eerie world of plankton reveals a variety of vital creatures
Biography and memoir
Meet the Liverbirds! The bittersweet tale of Liverpool’s all-female answer to the Beatles
Take in the sounds of silence via this unique performance of John Cage’s infamous piece
‘My people!’ A Trinidadian’s love letter to his island, just before its 1962 independence
A unique theatre performance explores what touch means in an age of lockdown
Ageing and death
How an end-of-life doula found her vocation as a companion for the dying
Artists can flourish after brain damage. What does this say about neurology and aesthetics?
Race and ethnicity
Seeking authenticity in a Chinatown built for tourists and Hollywood movies