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Cryptic – Art & Science
October 5, 2016-10:00 am - October 8, 2016-7:00 pm
Open: 10am-7pm daily
Tuesday 4 October 6-9pm
‘Cryptic – Art & Science’, is an innovative show bringing together the work of 15 international artists and scientists. Located in the historic setting of The Crypt, London, the multi-disciplinary approach of the work on display will tackle a wide range of contemporary issues affecting society today; Cryptic – Art & Science is set to be a thought provoking event.
The participating artists will be investigating topics including: what does our genetic make-up say about us; how we are connected to the earth through molecular energy; the new materiality of being human in the 21st Century; the ritual of memory and extinction; climate change and the rise of the seas; collective consciousness and what lies beyond the ‘event horizon’ – peering into a black hole.
An innovative approach is taken to the use of media with artists coming from a diversity of professional and creative backgrounds such as engineering, fine art, publishing, art and film production, theatre, photography, psychology, textile design and storytelling. Inspired by their individual connections with science a wide range of processes and media is used to respond to the issues considered. Expect toothpicks, latex, digital and video platforms, emerging biological forms and chemical reactions.
The exhibition will include works developed from collaborations with scientists, experiments with processes and the use of familiar materials as a novel medium for artistic exploration and influences from current and ongoing scientific inquiry. Inspiring, pioneering and risk taking the artists wish to engage with the audience to inform, educate and challenge.
The exhibition is kindly supported by The Bree Louise and Call Print.
Exhibiting artists: Agnese Basova, Åinne Burke, Beckie Leach, Franceska McCullough, Hannah Scott, Heather Scott, I-Ting Shih, Josh Chow, Maria Macc, Michelle Von Mandel, Monika Dorniak, Neus Torres Tamarit – in collaboration with Ben Murray, Nicolas Strappini, Virginie Serneels & Yu Ji.