Did you ever have the feeling that certain scientific findings have amazing parallels to art? Do you see beauty in data sets? The wonder of biology in magnified microscopic images?
Then perhaps the Science Gallery London will interest you. The gallery, which is said to open next year, is working with researchers, students, local communities and artists to contribute ideas and experiments, demonstrate the impact and importance of scientific findings and inspire a new way of thinking. Being a part of the Global Science Gallery Network, Science Gallery London will have no permanent collection but a changing range of exhibitions about current social issues and science themes.
In anticipation of it’s official launch in 2016, the Science Gallery has now announced it’s first exhibition. A set of unique installations and sound pieces will be displayed at King’s College London Guy’s campus and online from September until November this year, exploring the biological rhythms of our lives and inspire people to think about how the body works. They will for example look at
- how pollution affects our breathing (Kasia Molga, media artist, working with artist and composer Robin Rimbaud and Dr Esme Purdie, Environmental Research Associate at King’s)
- the life rhythms of the Borough Market traders (Medical student Teona Serafimova, Biochemistry student Safiyyah Marhoo, Neuroscience student Renee Devonish, DJ and music producer Andrew Consoli)
- patterns in fertilisation and hospital births (Musical collective Sawchestra, sound engineer Marc Langsman, student midwife Leo Creffield)
- sleep patterns (Multimedia performance artist Bishi, strings composer Neil Kaczor, Professor Paul Gringas, Professor of Paediatric Sleep Medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust)
- rhythms produced by our brains (Hip hop rap artist Shay D, music producer Jimmy Logic, Neuroscience student, KCLSU women’s officer Rachel Williams and young people from the London Urban Arts Academy)