Wellcome Exhibition review in Science as Culture


Electric Eel film (1954) from ‘Electricity: The Spark of Life’ Wellcome exhibition

Another review is out! Originally, this was going to be a blog post, but Les Levidow from Science as Culture invited it as a review article (many thanks to him for his comments). The result is called ‘Making Nature, Making Energy, Making Humans: Two Exhibitions at the Wellcome Collection’ and can be downloaded here. I am reviewing Making Nature: How We See Animals and Electricity: The Spark of Life. There were quite a few exhibits that stuck with me in both exhibitions, in particular this one by by Allora & Calzadilla & Ted Chiang called ‘The Great Silence’, because it relates closely to the upcoming Mutable Matter workshop. It was a multi-screen exhibit in the Making Nature exhibition, but you can see a single screen version and read the text on vimeo and e-flux.

Allora & Calzadilla (in collaboration with Ted Chiang), The Great Silence from Artribune Tv on Vimeo.

The Wellcome Collection has now opened its follow-up exhibition to Making Nature. It is entitled A Museum of Modern Nature and is on until 8 October 2017.

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Exhibition: Encounters between Art and Science @ British Library

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The Central Saint Martins MA Art and Science course that I am teaching on has an up-coming exhibition at the British Library. Here is a description from their website:

‘Reflecting the cross-disciplinary nature of the British Library as an institution that spans the arts and sciences, we will host an exhibition created by artists on the Art and Science MA programme at Central St Martins and inspired by the Library and its science collections.┬á

Addressing all who all who visit, research and work here, their artistic interventions installed across our public spaces highlight how science and art have more in common than may seem apparent. Directed by a map, available from the Information Desk and other spots across the Library, you can navigate the public spaces to encounter these thought provoking artworks.’

The exhibition will take place from Monday 25 February 2013 until Sunday 24 March 2013.
(Private view 27 February, 6-8pm).

Open times are 09.30 – 5 pm. Free entry.