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I - Gina Czarnecki

Harnessing imaging and visualisation software at the forefront of our understanding of vision and cognition, I TOO is a twin screen looped projection installation made from  the source material images of I. This was my response to some of the most challenging discoveries we can make about ourselves and the role that vision plays in our experience and appreciation of the world around us.


Looking into someone’s eyes and physical presence can tell us so much about the person. Modern scientific observation of the eye is now part of the diagnostic process, enabling the early detection of many illnesses, soon to be self-detection through retinal scanning apps.  In I, Gina explores the gap between vision and fact, data and knowledge, seeing and knowing. 


I was made in 2014, an interactive installation using an iris scanning interface which was the same technology used in airports. It recognises the pattern of your iris which is, allegedly, the most accurate non-invasive identification for international security.  I was commissioned for Lumiere in Durham and due to the scale it  has rarely been shown. I TOO is a way to communicate at least some of the ideas on a more accessible format. I TOO was commissioned by Queensland University of Technology for Femel Fissions 2016.

Collaborators & Contributors


Sound Construction: Stefan Kazassoglou

Voices: Yoga in Liverpool

Iris Images Suren Manvelyan

Research Assistant: Gemma Riggs

Biomedical Imaging Cobalt Imaging

Professor Iain Lyburn

Charlotte Morris

Mark Pike

Roisin Dobbin Stacey

Jeremy Nayler, Cambridge University Hospitals, Media Studio

NHS Foundation Trust

Kim Baxter, Cambridge University Hospitals, Media Studio, NHS Foundation Trust

Cynthia Langley, UCL Opthalmology

Professor Karl. J. Friston, Dr Elaine Anderson

Professor Geraint Rees

Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging

Dr Tom MacGillivray, Clinical Research Imaging Centre, University of Edinburgh

Dr Carmel M Moran,Centre for Cardiovascular Science, University of Edinburgh

Pearse A Keane MD MSc FRCOphth MRCSI

Mr Alex J Shortt MSc PhD FRCOphth

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Dolores M Conroy PhD, Fight for Sight

Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Dr Scott Semple

Dr Carmel M Moran

Gillian Gray Megan Swim

Harris Morrison, University of Edinburgh

Professor John Barbur, City University

Dr Clive Siviour, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford

Dr Hannah Smithson, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford

Becky Sanchez, AOP Image Library

Dr James Wong, British Heart Foundation

Dr Diane Proudfoot, British Heart Foundation

National Eye Institute

Kate Whitley, Chris Guerin, Rob Young, Richard Wingate

P Bedford/RVC, Dr David Becker, Wellcome Images

Opthalmic Imaging Association (UK)

Bard Kjersem Department of Ophthalmology, Haukeland University Hospital,

Elliott Franks Association of Optometrists Image Library

Nuada Medical J.J. Staal, M.D. Abramoff, M. Niemeijer, M.A. Viergever, B. van Ginneken

Dietrich Wawzyn, Archive Films, Getty Images

Dr Quan Long, Brunel University

Professor John Daugman, Cambridge University

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

Rogerio Amino & Pauline Formaglio, Institut Pasteur

Dr Rod Dillon, University of Lancaster

Meroe Candy, Wellcome Trust,

Shirley Czarnecki, Saskia, Lola and Mike Stubbs

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