Emerging Ideas

Ashkan Nejad Ebrahimi: Quintessence

“About 95% of our universe is invisible. It seems like ‘Everything’ is embraced by ‘Nothing’ and it makes me feel I am not alone and it causes a sense of relief involved with mystery.
Also as these dark things fill the distance between the visible matter, they fill a gap between science and art too; a distance which can be called wonder. an interruption which both of the Artist and the Scientist begin from there; Where we imagine about the state of a phenomenon.
what if we could see those things instead of regular ones…”

Can Aksoy: Chaosmos

Can Aksoy is an architect and visual artist. Through experimental photography and digital media, Aksoy is concerned with capturing the inner worlds/artefactual representations of the mind and eliciting the unconscious imagery.

Alex Boya: Turbine

TURBINE
A war pilot crash-lands through his apartment window. When his wife returns from work, she discovers that her husband’s face has been replaced by an airplane turbine. He’s also fallen in love with their kitchen ceiling fan. To save their faltering marriage, his wife decides she will no longer let her humanity get in the way of love.

Leon Radschinski-Gorman: Sounds are Objects – Understanding Creativity with Sound through Embodied Cognition

Leon Radschinski-Gorman graduated from the MA Art and Science course, University of Arts London where he researched how relationships between sound and image can be reconciled from a cognitive science and neurological point of view. This essay presents a cross-modal and embodied account of creativity with sound in order to understand better the processes involved in being creative.

Agonism / Antagonism

Agonism / Antagonism is a new exhibition resulting from artist Neus Torres Tamarit’s residency in the laboratory of Dr Max Reuter, Reader in evolutionary genetics at UCL, and part of a long-term collaboration with computer scientist Ben Murray.

Martin Calvino: Post-polyploidy subgenome evolution of Glitch Art

Can artistic innovation be inspired and guided on knowledge taken from the field of plant genome evolution? I explored this question by subjecting a glitch artwork to processes analogous to those shaping the evolution of the maize genome, that are whole genome duplication (WGD), subgenome bias fractionation and genome dominance, respectively. The mosaic composition of […]

The Wonder Project

Curated by arts collective Shrinking Space, who have previously worked with the likes of Somerset House and the Science Gallery London, The Wonder Project will encompass specially commissioned soundscapes, sculptures and artworks from a roster of esteemed UK artists and creative studios. Audiences will meander through Wakehurst’s woods, meadows and glades to interact with installations embedded into the landscape. The Wonder Project will encourage people to step out of their comfort zones, step away from their go-to-responses to any given situation, and attempt to wonder about where they find themselves in a new light.

Victoria Westerman and Natasha Gertler: Visualogical

Visualogical is both an interactive digital art workshop and a novel system of social investigation, developed by artist Victoria Westerman and curator Natasha Gertler.

By harnessing the power of group collaboration and artificial intelligence, Visualogical hacks into the visual subconscious of participants and allows them to illustrate it with regards to a chosen theme.

Michael E Davias – LiDAR: Seeing the Earth in a New Light

When photography captures the Earth’s topography, vegetation often obfuscates the fine details. Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) allows the solid surface to be viewed in a new light. I have applied LiDAR technology to research the “Carolina bays”, ovoid basins found by the tens of thousands in the USA.

Neva Delihas Setlow

“Color, light and science are my areas of artistic interest. My work explores both the abstract interactions of color and light as well as science in art. Whether I create a work of pure abstraction or one developed from a scientific concept, creating art holds an endless fascination for me. It is the excitement of discovering the unknown that I find moving.”