optography


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optography

the act or practice of reproducing optograms.
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Museum of Optography, The Purple Chamber' is an art installation created as an investigation into the idea that a 'final image' can be imprinted temporarily on the retina at the moment of death.
Museum of Optography, The Purple Chamber runs until Wednesday at Sharjah Art Museum.
Optography is a method for extracting and temporarily "fixing" the last imprinted image on the retina, at the moment of death.
The first and only known human optogram, was created by Wilhelm KEaA-hne, a German physiologist in the 19th century, who happens to be the central character on which Derek Ogbourne built his "Museum of Optography.
Derek Ogbourne is a London-based artist who has been fascinated by eyes and mortality, after he was punched in the eye at a party in the 90s, which later led him into optography.
Gulf News was given an exclusive pre-opening tour of his "Museum of Optography -The Purple Chamber", the latest instalment of his on going "Museum of Optography".