Stefanie Reichelt  photography and prints
Traces of Genius

The aim was to record the ‘traces’ left behind by the scientists of the famous MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology and create a visual ‘memento mori’ for the old LMB building.

The photographs in this set were taken with a pinhole camera. The images capture the stillness and the emptiness of the building, which was the scientific home to more than 800 scientists. Each floor was photographed from two sides, east and west-facing. The images will be combined with sound recordings, the humming and whistling of air-conditioning and electrical aggregates.

A selection of images will be on display in the new MRC-LMB from 14th November 2013.