Each year, we work with external partners and cultural collaborators on a range of projects including residencies, educational workshops and exploratory exchanges.
We are currently working with the Medical Research Council, Tranquil City; and the Iskratsch Lab at Queen Mary University.
Recent collaborations include CERN, the Royal Society, the Biochemical Society, The CUBE London, Soapbox Science, and Tate Exchange.
GO SCIENCE – WASTELANDS
Report of the Government Chief Scientific Adviser 2016, From Waste to Resource Productivity, The Government Office for Science, London.The Government Office for Science (GO Science), in partnership with DEFRA, has released a report focusing on waste and resource productivity. Drawing on diverse expertise and providing evidence from multiple perspectives, the report explores the potential for change in the use and reuse of waste. The report aims to engage policy makers, regulators, local authorities and a wide range of business people, professionals, researchers and other individuals with an interest in exploiting the potential to unlock productivity by moving from creating waste to valuing resources.MA Art and Science students collaborated with the Government Office for Science throughout the scoping and preparation of this report in visualising, debating and communicating the key themes and emerging issues. This was complemented by an exhibition Tracing Wastelands at The Depot, London, in November 2016, featuring artwork by Beckie Leach, Hannah Scott, Jennifer Crouch, Julius Colwyn, Silvia Krupinska, and Stephanie Wong.The report is also illustrated with photographs by Hannah Scott.View the full report here.
ANIMATE PROJECTS – INVISIBLE SIGNALS
Invisible Signals is a creative response to the Silent Signal project (commissioned by Animate Projects), where artists and scientists collaborated to create animations that explore new ways of thinking about the human body. Students from Central Saint Martins MA Art and Science and MA Character Animation programmes worked with Silent Signal collaborators Genetic Moo, Dr. Neil Dufton (Battle of Blister), Samantha Moore and Dr. Serge Mostowy (Loop) to interpret and extend ideas addressed in their animations.A workshop for young people, designed and delivered by Central Saint Martins students under the guidance of Heather Barnett (Pathway Leader on MA Art and Science), included a talk on the science behind emotions, a game relating to art and emotion, and the possibility for participants to try different animation techniques such as stop motion, the use of projected light through drawing on over-head projectors, and live digital drawings with video projectors.The project ended with a symposium held at Central Saint Martins on 16 June 2016, and included a presentation by the students and a Q&A. Participating students from the MA Art and Science were Virginie Serneels and Marta Pinilla, and from MA Character Animation Emanuele Romano, Aurora Suriel Melchor and Jiani Zhao.Watch a short film of the workshop made by Jill Damatac Futter.
Find out more about Silent Signal, devised and produced by Animate Projects with scientist Bentley Crudgington, and supported by a Wellcome Trust Large Arts Award and the Garfield Weston Foundation.
LEONARDO – LASER TALKS
The MA Art and Science is proud to be affiliated with Leonardo and a partner in the LASER series of art and science talks.The Leonardo Affiliate Program provides a collaborative environment where leaders from top-ranked universities and independent nonprofits in the cross-disciplinary field of art, science and technology can interface and share best practices, research and opportunities with their peers across institutional boundaries.Affiliates are Leonardo’s strategic partners, valued members of an exclusive international network of innovative institutions, academic departments, museums, science labs and research centers that are leading the advancement of art, science and technology. Affiliates engage with their peers and Leonardo’s leadership in multiple new areas of research, creative work and programs at the forefront of the field that Leonardo helped launch nearly 50 years ago.LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) is Leonardo/ISAST’s international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience. Launched in 2008 in the San Francisco Bay Area, LASERs are now presented at over a dozen venues internationally: University of San Francisco; Stanford University; UC Berkeley; UCLA; UC Davis; UC Santa Cruz; LevyArts, New York; the National Academy of Sciences, DC; University of the Arts London and University of Westminster; University of Toronto; University of Puget Sound, WA; Kansas State University; Hexagram/Montreal.For information about LASER talks in London visit: londonlaser.net