“Dialogue is not to communicate. It is much deeper. It addresses the blocks in communication, not merely to understand them, but to meet them directly” (David Bohm). In this article, Marina Wallace, Director of Artakt, discusses the new art&science collaborations in the project MitoSys: Lens on Life.
About Marina Wallace
Marina Wallace, Professor of Curation and Director of Artakt, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London, has a background in classics, fine art, art history and journalism. She curated a number of groundbreaking exhibitions including Seduced, Art and Sex from Antiquity to Now (Barbican Art Gallery, London, 2007/8); Spectacular Bodies: the Art and Science of the Human Body, from Leonardo to Now (Hayward Gallery, 2000/01); Head On, Art with the Brain in Mind (Science Museum, London, 2002); Mendel, The Genius of Genetics (Mendel Museum, Brno, 2003). She is the author of a number of publications, including John Hilliard, 1969-1996 (Verlag Das Wunderhorn, 1999); Spectacular Bodies. The Art and Science of the Human Body from Leonardo to Now (Yale University Press, 2000); Head On, Art with the Brain in Mind (2003); Mendel, the Genius of Genetics (2003); Seduced, Art and Sex from Antiquity to Now (2007); Acts of Seeing, Zidane Press, 2009; La Cultura Italiana, Volume X (UTET, 2010), The Lives of Paintings (2011). Her latest project is a visual interpretation for the public dissemination of scientific knowledge for a EU project, MItoSys (2010-2015), the exhibition, Lens on Life, and the documentary Meetings of Minds, (2012-2015). See www.artakt.co.uk.