Since 2014, the writers of this article have been studying the relationship between Art and Science (A&S) practitioners as part of an AHRC Innovation Award, Metamorphoses. Sarah Craske is an artist, while Charlotte Sleigh is a scholar in a field known as Science and Technology Studies (STS), a loose grouping of historians, philosophers, sociologists, anthropologists and literary theorists, all of whom turn their critical humanist skills towards the sciences.
About Sarah Craske and Charlotte Sleigh
Sarah Craske is an award winning British artist, without category, now working at the intersection of Art, Science & Technology. She is currently developing a transdisciplinary manifesto which she uses to govern her own practice. She is specifically interested in exploring how the concept of knowledge & data, practice & space, language & method, equipment & materials transform through transdisciplinary working and is developing the transdiscipline – Biological Hermeneutics. In 2017, a speculative presentation of this discipline was site specifically installed at Chetham’s Library, Manchester, UK. In 2014, her research in collaboration with Prof. Charlotte Sleigh and Dr Simon Park, was awarded an AHRC Science In Culture Innovation Award, in recognition of her innovative contribution to collaborative inter-relationships between the sciences, arts & humanities. Charlotte Sleigh is Professor of Science Humanities, University of Kent. Her research concerns the sciences where they intersect with the humanities, including history, literature, art and communication. Her original training was in the history of science at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge. She is the author and editor of numerous books, as well as current editor of the British Journal for the History of Science. Charlotte has given many public lectures, written for the mass media, and has appeared on a number of radio and TV programmes speaking on a variety of science-related matters. In more recent years Charlotte has developed her interest in art and science, collaborating with a number of artists to produce shows including Chain Reaction! (Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury, 2013) and Biological Hermeneutics (Chetham’s Library, Manchester, 2017).