The series Substance employs monochrome and colour photography as well as digital animation to play on our perception of – and reaction to – scientific illustrations and models offered to us, our unquestioning belief in their authenticity and the extent to which this belief may be stretched.

Substance Close-Up can be experienced on a small monitor as well as a large-scale projection. In the spirit of science versus fiction and even science as fiction, it imitates scientific representations of molecular structures while the appearance of the computer-generated objects invites readings very different to that of mere ‘models’.