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crystal glass, stainless steel, plastics, video camera, computer, 150 x 150 x 110 cm
Courtesy Swarovski Kristallwelten

PHANTOM consists of two hemispheres and shows an abstract head of the fruit fly Drosophila. Over a thousand crystals, each with a spot of light, form a pair of facetted eyes that register the movements of the visitors. The eyes interactively observe their surroundings and at the same time reflect what they see back onto the crystalline surface. The fly head, reminiscent of a media globe, does not reflect the world in detail, but simulates the perception of compound eyes.