Emerging Ideas

David Lewis-Baker: Life Essence

As well as being a former academic in the field of politics, David Lewis-Baker is an experienced street photographer and an artist with a keen interest in the relationship between art and science. “As far as I am concerned, when working together, art can add wisdom to scientific knowledge, while science can add knowledge to artistic wisdom.”

Reimagining China’s Terracotta Warriors

  A unique exhibition based on China’s world famous Terracotta Warriors will be held at Loughborough University, London in October 2016. The Dialogue with the Emperor Qin’s Warriors exhibition features the work of artists from every country in the EU – including renowned Loughborough University sculptor John Atkin – as well as three from China. […]

Garry Kennard: And no birds sing

Garry Kennard is a painter, writer and founding director of Art and Mind (www.artandmind.org). A fascination with how the brain reacts to works of art has lead Kennard to research, write and lecture on these topics. With Rita Carter and Annabel Huxley he devised and directed the unique Art and Mind Festivals which attracted leading artists and scientists to explore what light the brain sciences can throw on contemporary culture.

This essay is his personal view of the new Tate Modern extension.

Julius Colwyn: In the Midst of Things

  Throughout my studies and research I have found myself to be a nomad, in between disciplines, walking the strange places between the bodies of knowledge, a thought ecologist. My work is concerned with how we grow an understanding, how we can incubate a meaning within a metaphor, a metaphor in a pattern, the pattern […]

Silvia Krupinska: Studio Hide

Silvia Krupinska is a process-based artist/sculptor focusing on how we relate to water environments, taking her inspiration from natural textures and experiences. She explores the element of ‘usefulness’ in her work by trying to understand our daily lives, our local surroundings and how we can affect the change, for better or for worse. She has been investigating how art and science can work together in interdisciplinary collaborations with London Wildlife Trust, Hydrocitizenship, Thames21, and Dr Richard Bater.

Keun Wook Ji: Actual Dynamics

A recent graduate of the MA Art and Science course, at Central Saint Martins (UAL, London), Keun Wook Ji incorporates particle physics into his artwork. ‘Actual Dynamics’ is a series of unique pencil drawings on canvas, which focus on the collision mechanisms of particle physics.

Tor-Finn Malum Fitje: The Mystery of Bird Navigation

Tor-Finn Malum Fitje is a Norwegian artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. His projects are typically manifested through narratives in video and sound, although textual production is likewise an evident aspect of this process. His activity borders scientific research, a position strongly reflected in the finished artworks. Questions regarding the nature of sensory and linguistic reproductions, of metaphors and cognition, of myth and physical theory, and of poetry and the natural sciences, are reoccurring subjects of interest.

Tor-Finn Malum Fitje: Phonautograph (2015)

Tor-Finn Malum Fitje is a Norwegian artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. His projects are typically manifested through narratives in video and sound, although textual production is likewise an evident aspect of this process. His activity borders scientific research, a position strongly reflected in the finished artworks. Questions regarding the nature of sensory and linguistic reproductions, of metaphors and cognition, of myth and physical theory, and of poetry and the natural sciences, are reoccurring subjects of interest.

John Atkin: Corby Railway Sculpture Project

“My intention is to fabricate the large-scale artwork in stainless steel in order to capture the modern environment to of the railway station, and to use polished surfaces to reflect the movement of passengers and visitors to the station. I also want the sculpture to be a celebration of Corby’s renewal over the many decades of rebuilding since the 1980’s, when its industry and identity were brought to an abrupt halt.”

Steven Faivus: The Greenhouse Effect

Steven Faivus is a high school science teacher and alto saxophonist. He has been developing science arts materials in high schools for over 25 years. His Mission? To Understand and Appreciate Nature. His website ‘Singing Scientific-Science Through the Arts’ (www.singingscientific.com) uses illustration, video, poetry, story and song to provide a deeper understanding of Global Warming and Climate Change.