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Various artworks against a backdrop of a giant machinery.

CERN travelling exhibition programme

Following the annual research study trip to CERN in January 2019, a series of international exhibits, sponsored by CERN across Europe, featured works by MA Art and Science artists. Andy Charalambous, a longtime CERN collaborator and Visiting Tutor on MA Art and Science, spearheaded the exhibitions in coordination with Michael Hoch of Art@CMS. This outreach initiative of the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, has provided numerous opportunities for MA Art and Science students across the continent.
 
From May to November 2019, our artists joined colleagues from across Europe in a series of exhibits, including in Geneva, Switzerland, at CERN headquarters; in Ghent, Belgium, at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK); and in Sofia, Bulgaria, at the Sofia Tech Park.
 
Curated by MA Art and Science students, the exhibits provided exceptional opportunities for collaboration with scientists and fellow artists, exposure to broader arts communities in Europe, and the chance to build long-term relationships going forward.
 
Abstract brown poster with white words
Origin Poetics poster

Exhibition, CERN headquarters, July 2019. Hannah Brown’s work in foreground.

CERN-8
Exhibition space at KASK building in Ghent. Diane Wingate’s work in the foreground : Disregard # 3- 2019, Screen print on paper , 70 x 100cm.

Andy Charalambous’s work in foreground.

CSM Art & Science student and alumni exhibition at CERN during the Open Days event at the CMS experiment. Pictured in foreground, Mariana Heilmann’s work from her Energy Series – biro and acrylic on wooden panel.

Exhibition at Sophia. Yang Li’s work in foreground: Artificial Amber.
ORIGIN POETICS “Zwarte Zaal”,  Exhibition, KASK, Ghent, July 2019 (Lois Bentley’s triangular sculpture: Magnetic Resonance – triangulated sheet steel, collaged UV print, neodymium magnets.
Shannon Bono in the studio

OPEN DIALOGUE / BLACK HISTORY MONTH

MA Art and Science student, Shannon Bono, discusses representation at Central Saint Martins and reflects on the accomplishments and steps to progress of the BAME (black Asian and minority ethnic) students of UAL during Black History Month.

(The first section of this piece was first published on the Post-grad community blog). 

 

My experience at UAL has been amazing so far, it’s an art school that provides plenty of opportunities and resources for their current students and alumni. However, when I started studying at Central Saint Martins, I noticed the lack of African/Caribbean representation amongst the students and I had no knowledge of black tutors or technicians. When speaking with current students concerning the low numbers of people of colour (POC), I was informed that the majority of black employees were only accounted for as cleaning, kitchen and beverage staff. Not to discredit the wonderful staff at the college who have helped me countlessly, but POC representation matters.

‘It makes a black girl like me wonder what lies in my future as an artist. Are the low numbers of black people at CSM due to cultural upbringing? A lack of awareness of the careers in the arts? Or is it financial concerns?’

According to the Universities equality, diversity and inclusion report for 2017 only 31% of BAME students applied for a first-year undergraduate course, 42% of students were from BAME back-rounds, 29% were UK/home students and 85% were international students. I applaud UAL for realising the gap and their action to pursue and bridge the gap yet still these numbers are not detailed enough or specific to black people. It also excludes the percentage of black teachers, so what is the percentage of African/Caribbean students across the schools?

Whilst walking through CSM one day I stumbled upon a poster advertising an open discussion based on the lack of diversity and people of colour at the college.  I am the only black person within both year 1 and year 2 of my course. I wanted to discuss and exchange stories and experiences whilst also connecting with other creatives of colour. Walking into the room was an obvious answer to the question of diversity at the college, there were 6 of us in total including Kelly Walters… (Project leader and visiting academic in Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins)

Kelly Walters is a Designer, Educator and Curator whose work investigates the intersection of Black cultural vernacular in mainstream media. She feels her role as a Designer is to understand how socio-political frameworks and shifting technology influence the sounds, symbols and style of black people. Kelly lead the conversation by asking us to discuss our experiences within the university…then the spark was ignited.

During the meeting we discussed our personal stories, experiences and thoughts on what it meant to be an African-Caribbean artist; if we identify as artists of colour and finally does this fact affect our art practices. These conversations resulted in the planning and fruition of the ‘Open Dialogue’ exhibition.

The event/exhibition was packed full of emerging talented artists across the UAL colleges, both current and alumni as well as POC outside the university curious to see what UAL had to offer. An array of insightful and thought-provoking talks were presented, and the artists spoke about their own understandings of being artists of the African Diaspora. The exhibition highlighted the shared complexities of race, identity politics, gender stereotypes, sexuality and religious views present within the Afro-Caribbean community; alongside art-making practices. The stories of being either the only or one of two black people in their courses were very common, so knowing I wasn’t alone in this experience was interesting. 

The event was definitely a success and alive with the appropriate music from Afrobeats to Hip-Hop and snacks which included plantain chips and chin-chin. Everyone was connected and engaged which made all the work put into it very rewarding. I was able to speak with alumni from the university and see myself in their success. I was given a lot of advice, inspiration and made a few friends too. I appreciate Kelly Walters for coming all the way from America to London to bring together all these amazing creatives of colour.

‘…just to have a convening of black students, that’s something that seems rare and I’ve been looking for since I came here and it’s nice to hear from people that were older and more experienced. It was a good reference point if you wanted to know what steps to make in your career, what not to do, what attitudes to have. It was cool too see the different paths people took to either fashion or doing fine art. It was good to have the social aspect and connecting with other students that might be BA or MA and good that it was across UAL too’.  

– Madelynn Mae Green (MA Fine Art, CSM)

The event led by Kelly Walters (Project leader and visiting academic in Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins)

Staff Support:  Rebecca Wright, (programme Director – Graphic Communication Design, Central Saint Martins) Peter Hall (Course Leader – BA Graphic Design, Central Saint Martins) Kate Pelen (External Liaison Coordinator – Graphic Communication Design, Central Saint Martins) Mike McShane (Tech Support – Graphic Communication Design, Central Saint Martins)

Student Support: Anoushka Khandwala, Inês Costa, Terrayne Brown, Ella Okoromadu, Tyler Prior, Simba Ncube, Favour Jonathan, Rayvenn D’Clark and Shannon Bono

Participating Artists + Designers: Carianne Annan, Alicia-Pearl Cato (presenter), Indiana Lawrence, Moyosore Iyanalu Briggs, Fadzayi Sango, Madelynn Mae Green, Olivia Mathurin-Essandoh (presenter), Daniel Chapman, Favour Jonathan, Imann Gaye, Julie Wright, Glory Samjolly, Rayvenn Shaeligha D’Clark (presenter), Jawara Alleyne (presenter), Shannon Bono, Uzoma Orji, Victoria Ohuruogu, Nas Connie, Terrayne Brown, Rebecca Bellantoni, Tyler Prior (presenter), Dami Vaughan (presenter), Ella Okoromadu, Inês Barbosa da Costa, Andrew Hart (presenter), Ashton Attzs, Gabriel Choto, Roseanne Ofori-Darkwah, Sandra Poulson and Simba Ncube.

Photo credit: Anoushka Khandwala, Rayvenn Shaeligha D’Clark, Dami Vaughan

An extension of Open Dialogue led to the ‘Normal to Dissent’ (5th-26th April) exhibition in the Lethaby Gallery and Window Galleries at CSM. Window two included the artist statements of all contributing artists of the Open Dialogue exhibition courtesy of Kelly Walters.

Attainment conference 2018 (11th July) The UAL Attainment Conference provides a space for staff, from all colleges and services, to come together to understand the strategic and systematic approach the university is taking to achieve this goal. It will also allow staff to share practice and gain confidence in effecting the change that is needed to close the gaps, building on existing attainment work, platforms and initiatives from across UAL. Rayvenn D’Clark and I were asked to present on our existing practices and digress on the Open Dialogue experiences and outcomes.

Lucy Panesar Educational Developer (Diversity and Inclusion) Lead the Attainment Conference 2018

Open Dialogue goes global! Kelly Walters and Rayvenn D’Clark presented Open Dialogue at the Reconstructing practice conference (13th – 14th July) Art Center of Design Pasadena. This conference included the works of all the Open Dialogue artists. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In conclusion to all these projects branching off Open Dialogue, a publication is in the works with contributions from all the artists involved!

As well as this a few artists from UAL will come together to exhibit at the Copeland Gallery in October in celebration of Black History Month! (details below)

Photo credit: Rayvenn Shaeligha D’Clark, Gareth Johnson and Arts SU

 

 

Prepare to visit Fields!

 

The installation of the 2018 MA Art and Science degree show, Fields is well underway and all the artists from the 2018 cohort are excited to welcome everyone to come and see their work from 23-27 May. 

The show promises to demonstrate innovative lines of thought merged with experimental techniques, stimulating creative discourse, as students explore the relationship between art and science, disciplines that inform and respond to social change. With a range of backgrounds including art, illustration, psychology, biochemistry and mathematics, MA Art and Science graduates have developed a spectrum of interdisciplinary approaches. Fields is explorative with artworks, workshops and performances embracing diverse media including new technologies, installation, storytelling, analogue media, photography and virtual reality.

Visit Fields and expect to be immersed and intrigued by the liminal space between art and science. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring images and statements by each artist and information on collaborative projects and residencies.

Exhibiting

Allison Barclay-Michaels | Liv Bargman | Stephen Bennett | Áinne Burke | Helen Cawley | Tere Chad | Hazel Chiang | Meri Lathi | Rebecca Leach McDonald | Julie Light | Reggy (Tong) Liu | Chris Makin | Jill Meuller | Priya Odedra | Pandora Peng | Lisa Pettibone | Gary Scott | Eleonora Sher | Amy Starmar | Olga Suchanova | Çağlar Tahiroğlu | Bekk Wells | Victoria Westerman | Chang Zhou

Visiting

23 – 27 May 2018
Opening times | Wed to Fri 12-8pm | Sat to Sun 12-5pm

Location | K-Space, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA, United Kingdom

 
  
CROSSING FIELDS Symposium
 
This year the Degree Show will be accompanied by a Symposium on Saturday 26th, May.

Saturday 26 May 2018

12.30-4.30pm

FREE – Tickets now available at Eventbrite

Crossing Fields: Join MA Art and Science graduating students and guests for a day of talks, demonstrations and discussions crossing fields in art and science.

Part 1: Experience and Collaborations

12.30 to 14.15

The Subjective Experience in Art and Science

With Meri Lahti, Jill Mueller, Eleonora Sher and Caglar Tahiroglu

Sciences that deal with subjective human experiences such as psychology, anthropology and sociology are often associated with art in terms of their expressive or therapeutic aspects, but how do they sit within the Art and Science umbrella which is usually the domain of the ‘hard’ sciences of biology, physics, chemistry and maths?

Three dimensions of collaboration

Interdisciplinary collaborations can take many forms. This panel gives three perspectives on collaborations between artists and science organisations. Lisa Pettibone discusses how experiencing the CERN environment offers inspiration to artists. Helen Cawley, in an ongoing collaboration with the CLOUD Experiment at CERN, gives insight into how she has managed working with a large team of international scientists to communicate climate science, and Julie Light reflects on working with the Royal Society and how artists can generate new conversations about the future of scientific research.

Incredible Insects: Collaborating with Nature’s Biofactories.

Illustrator and Artist Liv Bargman and Scientist Rebecca Devine (University of East Anglia) will discuss their research and collaboration on Leafcutter Ants and the future of antibiotics: “Humans have been using antibiotics for less than 100 years and already antimicrobial resistance is posing a major risk to modern medicine.  In contrast, leaf-cutter ants have been using antibiotics from the soil for around 50 million years to farm their symbiotic fungus.” (leafcutter ant project at UEA)

Part 2: Embodiment and Connection

14.45 to 16.30

Off the Page and into the Fields

Interactive talks and discussion around the role art plays in transforming abstract ideas and theories about climate change and the environment into embodied experiences and actions with SRG Bennett, Priya Odedra and Rebecca Leach McDonald.

Poetry of the Imaginary Plane

Amy Knight explores the notion of the real-imagined plane in the mind’s eye, a timeless space, which has capacity to harvest unbounded creative potential.

How can we connect?

With María Teresa Chadwick Irarrázaval, Reggy (Tong) Lui, Pandora Peng and Victoria Westerman. A panel of discussions concerning the connection between people and society as a whole. This section of the symposium will explore the ways art and science might discuss the creation of a unifying visual language, the psychology of identity and the masks we present to each other, how data theory can investigate philosophies of connection to the deceased, and the balance between intimacy and tactile connection in a multimedia age.

Procession for the Physical Sciences

Bekk Wells will end the symposium with a grand processional finale.

CSM X CMS: Entangled

CSM X CMS: Entangled | 14 – 17 June | MA Art and Science 2017

 

CSM X CMS: Entangled 

DATES: Wed 14 – Sat 17 June 2017

LOCATION: Four Corners Gallery, London, 121 Roman Road, E2 0QN, Bethnal Green

OPENING TIMES: Wed to Sat | 10.00 – 18.00

PRIVATE VIEW: Thurs 15 June | 18.00 – 20.30

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Placing themselves firmly at the centre of contemporary Art and Science discourse, nineteen artists from Central Saint Martins respond to their December 2016 visit to CERN and the CMS detector in their exhibition at Four Corners Gallery, London, June 14-17, 2017. The striking array of work confirms that when creative minds grasp universal concepts, at the core of our material understanding of the universe, you can expect the unexpected.

About the Exhibition

Sculpture, film, printmaking, sound and art installations are just some of the outcomes from reflections on their surprising discoveries from the trip, including a rare look at the inside of the CMS detector experiment, particles in cloud chambers that may help us understand climate change, and the baffling quantity and randomness of data produced to confirm minute particle reactions.

Additionally, there is the memorable impression of the deeper social context of the institution itself. Often in parallel with what drives artists, scientists are striving to grasp the unknown and offer their discoveries to humanity in an ethos of sharing and openness. Artists recognise the exhilaration of new perspectives relating to what we are made of and, also seek to make fresh connections and intuitive leaps in understanding.

In preparation for the exhibition, between 8-11 May a number of the artists returned to CERN for further research and collaboration with the physicists. During the exhibition workshops, artist talks and other activities will take place in the gallery space. We are grateful to CMS and art@cms for making our visits possible.

 

Participating Artists

Allison Barclay-Michaels, Stephen Bennett, Joshua Bourke, Amy Knight, Reggy Liu, Maria Macc, Fiona Morf, Jill Mueller, Priya Odedra, Helen O’Donoghue, Yun Peng, Lisa Pettibone, Heather Scott, Hannah Scott, Nicolas Strappini, Olga Suchanova, Bekk Wells, Victoria Westerman and guest artist Andy Charalambous (CSM lecturer and CERN consultant in association with Imperial College, London)

 

THIRD MATTER | 24-28 May | MA Art and Science degree show 2017

THIRD MATTER

Central Saint Martins’ graduates showcase innovative and thought-provoking work from the interdisciplinary MA Art and Science programme.

DATES | Wed 24th – Sun 28th May 2017

LOCATION | Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 3rd Floor,

1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA, United Kingdom

OPENING TIMES | Wed to Fri 12.00 – 20.00 | Sat to Sun 12.00 – 18.00

 

THIRD MATTER, this year’s MA Art and Science graduates at Central Saint Martins, present a stimulating event showcasing their unique insight into contemporary issues. With an eclectic mix of backgrounds, and inspired by their individual connections with the evolving area of art and science, works are responding to diverse topics including: Consciousness through sound; non-verbal communication across dimensions; alienation and reclaiming the self, to nostalgia and memory provoked by smell. The body is investigated through the tropes of scientific enquiry and models of A.I. and considerations of genetics and evolutionary pressure. The effects of how we co-habit with the landscape and nature are explored through themes of Anthropocene, pollution and interfaces of synthetic and organic matter and questions relating to the evidence of ‘being’ are raised from visualizing particle energy release to the existence of black-holes.

Provocative, challenging and engaging, the exhibition will include works developed from research undertaken by private enquiry and through collaborations with scientists. With student backgrounds spanning electro-engineering, fine art, film production, graphic design, photography to psychology, the creative relationships between art and science are explored in an individual approach expressed by a diverse range of media.

EXHIBITING
Agnese Basova | Josh Chow | Monika Dorniak | Michelle von Mandel | Maria McCullough (Macc) | Juan Perez | Leon Radschinski-Gorman | Virginie Serneels | Iting Shih | Hannah Scott | Heather Scott | Nicolas Strappini | Neus Torres Tamarit | Yu-Ji

  

THIRD MATTER ACTION DAY
Saturday 27 May, 14:00 – 17:00. The exhibition is accompanied by an afternoon of performances, demonstrations and conversations.

Free event but please book to reserve a place here 

 

Visit www.artsciencecsm.com and social media for the latest information: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

 

Open Studio – Wednesday 7 December

MA Art and Science 

Open Studio

Wednesday 7 December

2-8pm

Come and see work in progress, experiments and performances from forty interdisciplinary practitioners exploring the interconnections between art and science.

Central Saint Martins Archway Campus
Elthorne Studios
9-15 Elthorne Road
London N19 4AJ

For details of scheduled events and up to date information check event info on Facebook

Open Studio 2016

Open Studio 2016

Forced Connections and Rules of Random

How restrictions can make us more creative in art and teaching

Words by Stephen Bennett, with workshop observations from Lisa Pettibone and quotes from participants. Photos by Çağlar Tahiroğlu.

 

Rules of Random, demonstrating a lesson on 'Antarctic scuba diving to techno heads using a sleep mask'

Rules of Random, demonstrating a lesson on ‘Antarctic scuba diving to techno heads using a sleep mask’

 

It is October 2016. The leaves are falling, yet it is a time of fresh promise for first-year students on Central Saint Martins’ masters programme in Art and Science. The new students are naturally a bit anxious, keen to impress their course leaders and their fellow students. What will their first artwork be? How to ensure it really shines? Perhaps stick with tried and tested methods, the kind of thing which gained entry to the programme in the first place. That worked well after all. But what is the point of joining a MA just to do the same old thing?

Forced Connection artwork by MA Art and Science students, in Practices of Enquiry exhibition, Cookhouse Gallery, Chelsea College of Art, UAL

Forced Connection artwork by MA Art and Science students, in Practices of Enquiry exhibition, Cookhouse Gallery, Chelsea College of Art, UAL

 

Second week, and the course leaders, Nathan Cohen and Heather Barnett, lull the students into a entertaining exercise. Sitting in groups, the students are asked to brainstorm lists of subject matter for art – death, immigration, philosophy, alienation. ‘Black holes!’ someone shouts. This is getting quite fun. Next, different methods for producing art. Painting, sculpting, drawing. But what about data experiments or tasting – how can that be practical? Finally, a list of materials to use in the production of art. Students are warmed up now. Rubber, plastic, cement… bacteria! Sports equipment!!

 

Use the hammer to smash

the patriarchy walnut!

 

You may see what is about to happen – but the students didn’t. Heather delivers the coup de grace. Randomly assigning numbers, each student ends up with a unique combination of ‘matter-method-material’. This is the first project brief of the MA: to develop artwork based upon the ‘forced connections’ of a chance group of three words.

The initial result is… uproar amongst the students. But then, with a bit of coaching and support, the studio starts germinating some unusual pieces. Cola cans cling to the window. Folded paper sprouts from a wall. Knitted cushions appear and then start multiplying. A month later, and students are explaining works about immigration, developed through interviews, using bacteria as a material. A collaboration results in painted rocks, telling us about philosophy. Ink dripping down folded paper is a metaphor for alienation. Plastic, painted, reveals insights about communication networks. Just as the first crit is wrapping up, Heather delivers another bombshell. There is an opportunity to show these experimental pieces in a London gallery in a week’s time…

Forced Connection artwork by MA Art and Science student Stephen Bennett connecting 'Immigration | Interviews | Bacteria'

Forced Connection artwork by MA Art and Science student Stephen Bennett connecting ‘Immigration | Interviews | Bacteria’

 

The display is part of University of the Arts London’s recent Practices of Enquiry, an exhibition of experimental enquiry-based learning across UAL, featuring teaching methods from all colleges. Photos of the in-situ art are studded through this blog. The art is intended to inspire and provoke teaching staff across UAL. This is most evident in the Rules of Random workshop run by Heather. This event, for UAL teaching staff, uses the same techniques as the ‘forced connections’ project.

 

“How do you send an

orange into space?”

 

This time unsuspecting participants brainstorm a list of ‘unusual groups of students’, ‘difficult subject matter’, and select random objects. The MA students are interspersed in the groups, now playing the role of coach. They help groups design lesson plans to teach mathematical pattern recognition to traditional wine makers using a compass. Participants consider how to use dried orange slices to teach astrophysics to 16 year olds. Ever used a walnut to teach sex education to linguists? What about using a blindfold to teach technoheads about Antarctic scuba diving? You can see some of the results in this blog.

Rules of random, 'Devise a lesson on sex education to linguists using walnuts'

Rules of random, ‘Devise a lesson on sex education to linguists using walnuts’

 

The two sister exercises – Forced Connections in the studio, Rules of Random in the gallery – had a number of features in common. Perhaps most obviously they are conduits for unlocking creativity. Everyone can get stuck in a rut, whether producing art, teaching or working in an office. Restricting options can force lateral thinking and resourcefulness. Sometimes we are faced with two many choices or methods, and the possibilities can be paralysing. Sometimes – especially when doing something we are supposed to be good at – we live in fear of failure. But, when forced to use a sieve to teach tradesmen about crime, the failure becomes almost inevitable, and this permits a great willingness to take risk.

 

“What is the

essence of a feather?”

 

A number of the CSM students are now incorporating the initially ridiculed combinations of matter-method-material into their main practice. Bacteria and immigration becomes a starting point for examining the semiotics around human relations. Folding and alienation has resulted paper-based in sculptures which morph between two and three dimensions. Similarly, feedback from the Rules of Random workshop participants was that it has opened up new teaching approaches. Food can be an excellent way of teaching 16 year olds about abstract concepts. Participatory lessons, especially ones involving blindfolds or smashing nuts, become instantly memorable. Objects can help focus learning into specific issues in a much broader topic.

Rules of Random, handling given objects to generate ideas

Rules of Random, handling given objects to generate ideas

These techniques can be adapted into practically any environment, with any task in mind. Please try them out, see if it can unlock a problem or open up a new line of enquiry. And remember: you must use whichever random combination you get!

The Rules of Random workshop was developed as part of Practices of Enquiry, a two-year enhancement project at UAL exploring how we create the conditions for enquiry to flourish within our ‘creative, curious, critical curricula’.

The workshop was devised and delivered by MA Art and Science lecturer, Heather Barnett, working with students: Olivia Bargman, Stephen Bennett, Joshua Bourke, Lisa Pettibone, Çağlar Tahiroğlu, and Bekk Wells.

 

 

Gallery from our Art and Science fundraising workshops

MA Art and Science fundraising workshops, March 2016

 

In March 2016, MA Art and Science staff and students ran a range of creative workshops exploring observations and experimentations in art and science at Central Saint Martins.

With many sessions selling out, participants gained some knowledge and hands-on experience with a range of techniques, including slime mould problem solving, microbial image making, nebula bottling, water mapping, microscopy inspired glass sculpting and chemigram making. The creative art and science workshops were designed for adults and young people.

All proceeds went towards the MA Art and Science Degree Show, Unfolding Realities which opens to the public 25-29 May 2016.

 

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To see details of each individual workshop see them listed here.

 

PRESS RELEASE: UNFOLDING REALITIES MA Art & Science Degree Show

New innovative work by pioneering Central Saint Martins graduates, that challenges the concept of fine art through interdisciplinary practice.

DATES | Wed 25th – Sun 29th May 2016

LOCATION | Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA, United Kingdom

OPENING TIMES | Wed to Fri 12.00 – 20.00 | Sat to Sun 12.00 – 18.00

UNFOLDING REALITIES presents the work of 20 MA Art and Science graduates at Central Saint Martins. Since its inception in 2011 this pioneering course, the first of its kind, has provided a unique global platform for students across a wide range of fields, on which they extend and contribute to the expanding interdisciplinary branch of knowledge – Art and Science. Responding to this fast emerging territory for collaborative practice which redefines creativity across disciplines, UNFOLDING REALITIES practitioners from fine art, design, photography, neuroscience, art history, mathematics, choreography and architecture have been inspired by their individual connections and observations of the world and the challenge of interrogating this beyond disciplinary boundaries.

Bold, innovative work and research includes a large interactive multimedia sculpture where glass neurons provoke an out of body experience (JENNIFER WALSH); the exploration of paper fold- ing as a visual representation of the Theory of Everything (MARTA PANILLA); the launch of a transdiscipline through the uncovering of 300 year old bacteria collected by an antiquarian book (SARAH CRASKE); the exploration of the effect on our bodies when perceiving Earth from a distance (ALEKSANDRA BORYS); the re-presentation of the human body as a microbial land- scape (MELLISSA FISHER); the exploration of ‘Emergence Theory’ through Constructivist inspired large-scale screen-prints (CHARLOTTE WHISTON); and reflections on the advances in surgical techniques and increasing availability (MARY HELEN MAC).

This exhibition showcases works that have developed from experimentation with integrative techniques, long-term collaborations with scientists, use of familiar materials as unusual artistic media, and influences from historical and current scientific inquiry.

EDITORS NOTES

CONTACT INFO
For more information and further images please contact: maartscience2016@gmail.com Hashtag #UNFOLDING_REALITIES
Webpage https://www.artsciencecsm.com/
Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1664988003764588/
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/artsciencecsm/
Twitter @artsciencecsm

EXHIBITING
Aleksandra Borys | Lorraine Clarke | Lucy Crowder | Julius Colwyn | Sarah Craske | Mellissa Fisher | Stephanie Herbert | Mandy Hreus | Keun Wook Ji | Peiwen Li | Silvia Krupinska | Mary Helen Mack | Marta Pinilla Martinez | Carla Mancillas Serna | Grace Stokes | Jana Va- lencic | Mira Varg | Jennifer Walsh | Charlotte Whiston | Stephanie Wong

MA ART AND SCIENCE
This pioneering 2 year postgraduate course responds to a fast-emerging territory for in- terdisciplinary and collaborative art practice. The MA Art and Science gives students an oppor- tunity to interrogate the creative relationships between art and science and how they can be communicated. They explore different approaches to making and presenting their work with the aim of proposing and realising innovative outcomes in practice and research. www.arts.ac.uk/ csm/courses/postgraduate/ma-art-and-science/

UNFOLDING REALTIES SYMPOSIUM
The degree show will be accompanied by a series of events including tours, demonstrations and a one day Symposium on Saturday 28th May 11:00 – 16:00. Students and external practitioners within the field of Art and Science will share ideas and motivations in a day of talks, activities and discussion. Visit www.artsciencecsm.com for the latest information.

CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS

Degree Show One 2016 (24th – 29th May) will showcase the School of Fine Art courses: BA (Hons) Fine Art; Postgraduate Art Programme at CSM (MA Fine Art, MA Art andScience, MA Photography, MRes Art: Exhibition Studies, MRes Art: Moving Image, MRes Art: Theory and Philosophy). Central Saint Mar- tins is internationally renowned for the creative energy of its students,staff and graduates with an out- standing reputation for educating foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and research students across art, design and performance. Fundamental to study at the College are experimentation, innovation, risk- taking, questioning and discovery, within a highly supportive learning environment. Alumni include, Matthew Collings, James Dyson, Gilbert and George, Anthony Gormley, Raqib Shaw, and Yinka Shoni- bare. Central Saint Martins is part of University of the Arts London, an international centre for innovative teaching and research in arts, design, fashion, communication and the performing arts. The University is made up of six Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts,Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts

Our Laughter will Drown Your Sorrows: MA Interim Show, 18-20 March

NEXT WEEK: Our Laughter will Drown Your Sorrows

MA Interim Show at The Laundry, Hackney

Students and staff of the Year 1  MA Art & Science, MA Fine Art and MA Photography, cordially invite you to their MA Interim Show :  Our Laughter will Drown Your Sorrows   

Our Laughter will Drown Your Sorrows showcases the work of over 70 CSM postgraduate art students.    The students are all in the first year of their Postgraduate courses,  MA Art & Science, MA Fine Art, and MA Photography.

The underground post industrial setting of The Laundry space in London’s east end provides the perfect backdrop for contemporary work that considers what it means to make in today’s bleak economic and political landscape.  Working as an artists today in London is undoubtedly challenging, and these emerging artists address the problems with a dynamic and politicised vigour.

The students work across the full scope of media available to artists today, including, painting, sculpture, video, performance, and interactive works etc.  Their interests are diverse and address a range of ideas including identity, celebrity, chaos and excess. What brings these works together is a shared sense of urgency, the art shown in Our Laughter Will Drown Your Sorrows is work that needs to be made and needs to be shown.

As part of the exhibition there will be a collaborative fanzine produced and manufactured on site by the students themselves. Please join us for an event that is sure to be exciting and confrontational.           

Open to the Public: Friday 18 March – Sunday 20 March   11am – 5pm

The Laundry, 2-8 Warburton Road, London E8 3FN

Event Info

 

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