There is an ongoing conversation and collaboration with scientists within my arts practice.
Often there is an over lap where the themes addressed in my practice intersect with the philosophy behind theoretical scientific ideas or the implications that arise from scientific data.
This offers a natural environment for creative collaboration and critical debate between art and science.
Some artworks that have evolved from this process include:
Life Support Systems
The Similarity of Parallel Worlds
The Similarity of Parallel Worlds is a research collaboration between:
-Artist Jasmine Targett
-Scientist Dr Judy Callaghan- Monash Micro Imaging
-Scientist Dr Alina Donea- Monash Centre for Stellar Planetary Astrophysics in conjunction with NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory
The Similarity of Parallel Worlds focused on finding a means to describe how a single cell viewed through a microscope bares an unnerving similarity to the Earth’s Sun as seen through a solar telescope. They appear worlds apart and tethered to one another in such a way that causes us to question their relationship. As we further examine the science of environmental change it becomes apparent that the cellular is of more influence then its scale infers.
Research for this work has been collated with the assistance of:
Dr Judy Callaghan- Monash Micro Imaging- https://platforms.monash.edu/mmi/
Dr Alina Donea- Monash Centre for Stellar and Planetary Astrophysics - http://moca.monash.edu/
NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory - http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Indivisible is an artwork commission for RMIT University AEGIS (Arts, Ecology, Globalization and the Interpretation of Science) Research Network Exhibition - Us & Them: Umwelten. Indivisible focuses on single human and animal cells as a portrait of their species. Examined by the eye of the microscope, presented competitively they appear worlds apart and yet inextricably linked.
Research for this work has been collated with the assistance of scientist Dr Judy Callaghan, Monash Micro Imaging.
Antarctica Dissolving Perception
Collaborative research project with artists Debbie Symons addressing the three central issues surrounding the scientific documentation of decreased ozone over Antarctica during the last twenty years. This research project focused on the potential implications the forecast for decreasing ice implies.
Data Sourced from : National Snow and Ice Data Center
Collaborators / Contributors / References
National Snow and Ice Data Centre - http://nsidc.org/
Monash Micro Imaging - https://platforms.monash.edu/mmi/
NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory - http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Monash Centre for Stellar and Planetary Astrophysics - http://moca.monash.edu/
Monash Micro Imaging- https://platforms.monash.edu/mmi/
Debbie Symons - http://debbiesymons.com.au/
ClimArte - http://climarte.org/