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TLRH | Art+Science Reading Group: Together into the Unknown

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 6:30 – 7:30pm

TLRH | Art+Science Reading Group: Together into the Unknown

The Art + Science Reading Group is now a virtual gathering of thinkers, researchers and the incurably curious. Organised by PhD candidates Amelia McConville (School of English and Institute of Neuroscience) and Autumn Brown (School of Education and Science Gallery Dublin) and supported by Science Gallery Dublin and the Trinity Long Room Hub, the series will explore the evolutionary and revolutionary kinship between two approaches to understanding the universe and our place within it.

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Art and science often share a cyclical relationship of exploration and illumination. How do these disciplines help us frame questions about the universe and in particular those forces we cannot see? This month we’re speaking with artist and researcher Alexandra Carr on her experimental approach to art, inspired by natural processes. How might a shared point of visual reference help democratise the big questions about the unknown and the unseen?
We will discuss Alexandra's artistic work in collaboration with physicists, geologists, and biologists including the development of biologically smart materials, and speak about her recent installations including an upcoming exhibition in Dublin, Solaris Nexum. Carr completed a foundation at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design and a ceramics degree at Camberwell College of Art. She has exhibited work at the Fondation Cartier in Paris, in collaboration with Jean-Paul Gaultier. She has been commissioned work from seminal musicians Radiohead, and was recently shortlisted for the Arts@CERN COLLIDE International Award and longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2017, 2019 and 2020. 

Recommended Reading:
The Power of Mysteries- Alan Lightman

Recommended Viewing:
Black Matter

Campus Location: Online
Accessibility: N/A
Research Theme: Creative Arts Practice, Digital Humanities, Identities in Transformation, Manuscript, Book and Print Culture
Event Category: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Library, Public, Science Gallery
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free but Registration Required

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