Artist Ben Lawson presents an overview and discussion about science, aimed at helping artists understand the subject. Ben’s lecture will start at 6pm on Wednesday the 22nd of September, and who better than Ben to tell you about it? Here’s what he wrote:
“Science is indisputably the most successful system we have for understanding the world around us. The impact and reach of science is both significant and profound, having changed the way we interact with our surroundings beyond all recognition in just a few hundred years.
In the past art has always been a key instrument in the pursuit of science, both investigating and communicating scientific ideas about our world, yet in this modern age artists often appear divorced from the process. I wish to address this apparent gap and hopefully offer some stimulating discussion on the way.”
Please join us at 6pm on Wednesday for what promises to be an edifying talk.
Brian Degger did a successful residency at 25 Stratford Grove 9-18.4.2010 turning the garage gallery into a space for domestic biotechnology, a literal interpretation of 25SG as an “incubator for live work”. If you missed this participatory event then worry no more. There is blog post from Tikul who was among the lucky ones who attended this intriguing mix of art and science. The post is accompanied with nice images.
Incubator for live work at 25SG garage gallery
“i found dr brian’s work very inspiring.. and exciting, i would like to spend more time in his ‘mobile’ lab and work on some ideas together.. i cannot wait to grow my own glowing bacteria and make bioplastic at home! [vinegar + potato starch + glicerol in particular proportions, then wait few days until it will get harder;] it is amazing how this substance can be used instead of toxic plastic.. it is actually biodegradable, completely environmental friendly plastic, it can be used in a various ways.”
Source; images and text: http://dm.ncl.ac.uk/tikul/?p=2025 (21.4.2010)
Dr. Degger at work in 25SG garage gallery