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.