Panacea, 2011-13

The Panacea, named after the Greek goddess of universal remedy, Panacea, was supposed to be a remedy that would cure all diseases and prolong life indefinitely. It was sought by the alchemists as a connection to the elixir of life and the philosopher's stone, a mythical substance which would enable the transmutation of common metals into gold.

In this project, various materials, often found in the local grocery shop, or in the kitchen, are mixed together in a petri dish and placed on an overhead projector.  The images that are projected on the wall look twisted and unrecognisable. The focus of the lens transforms dish-washing liquid, olive oil and beetroot juice from ordinary materials into surprising and enigmatic images.

One of the results of these experiments is this series of photos printed on polycarbonate disks.