Silent Signal

When: Friday 18 March, 18:00-20:00
Where: Vivid Projects, 16 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RS
Exhibition open: until Saturday 23 April 2016

Silent Signal is a new exhibition bringing together six artists with six leading biomedical scientists, to create experimental animated artworks exploring new ways of thinking about the human body.

Launching tomorrow evening at 18:00 at Vivid Projects, the exhibition will continue until the end of April with a full programme of events, including a special Fools’ Day evening opening on Digbeth First Friday on 1st April.

From visualisations of the flight paths of disease-spreading mosquitoes, to an animated voyage through the inflammation process, the artist-scientist partnerships have resulted in works that present aspects of the human body in innovative interdisciplinary ways:

  • AfterGlow, by boredomresearch with Dr. Paddy Brock (University of Glasgow) is a computer-generated landscape that depicts the intimate relationship between disease and its environment.
  • Sleepless by Ellie Land with Professor Peter Oliver (University of Oxford) is an exploration of the links now being discovered between sleep and mental health.
  • Battle of Blister by Genetic Moo with Dr Neil Dufton (Imperial College London) is an immersive film that takes the viewer on a fantastic voyage through the inflammation process.
  • Loop by Samantha Moore with Dr Serge Mostowy (Imperial College London) explores how scientists imagine their work and how they describe it.
  • Immunecraft by Eric Schockmel with Dr Megan MacLeod (University of Glasgow) presents a fictional game which gives users agency over a real life cell culture.
  • The Signal and the Noise by Charlie Tweed with Dr Darren Logan (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) exposes the parallels between computer coding and genetic coding in humans and animals.

For more information, see the Vivid Projects website, Facebook event page, or follow Vivid on Twitter.

Pamela Pinski

Digbeth and Proud

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