In 1816 scientist Sir David Brewster invented the kaleidoscope. In 2015 Art Lab Gnesta presents Laboscope, a new tool for unique observations.
A decaying leaf in a mudpit transforms into a suggestive body. A sprouting bud creates intricate patterns. Just like snowflakes Laboscope never duplicates its output.
Discover the ecosystems around you. With Laboscope you have an instrument for close observations, unique perspectives and a tool for you to capture the beauty.
Art Lab Gnesta is collaborating with the research network Earth Colab in a mutual artistic, pedagogical and ecopolitical quest where artistic practice and natural sciences intertwine. Laboscope is an outcome of this collaboration.
The work has been moderated by Erik Rren and Signe Johannessen in dialogue with approximately 100 8th graders from Frejaskolan in Gnesta, Sweden.
A celebration of natures multifaceted beauty!