Bruce Murphy

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Country of origin




'The Living Screen' project explores the possibility of projecting self-created nano-movies onto one single cell or living cell tissues.


Bruce Murphy is an Optical Engineer working in the field of biomedical diagnostics. A Perth native with degrees in Computer Science and Electronic Engineering he is currently completing a PhD with The Optical & Biomedical Engineering Laboratory at the University of Western Australia in tissue modelling and the design of spectroscopic diagnostic tools. BioKino is his first major art collaboration but he has pre-existing interests in electronic music, human performance interfaces and Artificial Intelligence.

Research project

The Living Screen

Tanya Visosevic, Guy Ben Ary and Bruce Murphy explore the possibility of developing an apparatus ('The Bio-Projector') that would allow a series of self-created nano-movies to be projected through a microscope onto one single cell or living cell tissues. 

The nano-movies specifically related to different film theories ranging from the Lacanian inflections of Slavoj Zizek, to the phenomenological interpretations of Vivian Sobchack, through to the corrosive impact of Gilles Deleuze.


Initial research was funded by the New Media Arts Board of the Australia Council 2004 and later by BEAPWORKS through the ArtsWA in the Department of Culture and The Arts.

Period of research

2004 – ongoing