Captured using photogrammetric scanning, Specimen explores the simulation and replication of nature via digital technologies. This hyper-real form rotates seemingly infinitely, momentarily interrupted by glitches. The animation overlays the digitised Orchid over a luminous, artificial green. This use of bright, RGB colours is a key motif in Fan's practice and is representative of the virtual. The work features an ambient soundtrack, created by abstracting ASMR style vocals to create a digitised siren song, evoking the spirit or soul of the natural world.
Specimen was created in 2019 during Sian's time studying MA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins and has exhibited as part of the installation, 'Biophony' in London.