FILM: ‘Gemma Anderson-Tempini, And She Built a Crooked House’

“In And She Built a Crooked House, there are many different experiences to bring us closer to the fourth spatial dimension and remind us that we can question further our relationship to the world and the nature of the universe.”

Gemma Anderson-Tempini discusses her most ambitious body of work to date, in which she invites audiences to experience the unseen realities of the fourth spatial dimension. From the world’s first 4D climbing frame to an infinite pile of laundry, Anderson-Tempini subverts the familiarity of the home to give form to higher dimensions. Hear the artist discuss her commitment to drawing as the foundation of her practice, to the shifting roles of artist, academic and mother that have informed this work. The film also features contributions from collaborators Alessio Corti, Professor of Pure Mathematics at Imperial College London, and Dr Mark Blacklock, author and cultural histor

WATCH FILM HERE

‘Imagine and Build your own 4D Polytope’, And She Built a Crooked House, Leeds, 2023

Workshops with Schools

During the Artangel commission And She Built a Crooked House in collaboration with Leeds 2023, multiple workshops with pupils from local schools explored the foundations of higher dimensional geometry through the acitivity sheet ‘Imagine and Build your own 4D Polytope’.

Gemma Anderson-Tempini is an artist who imagines different types of space. In the rooms and garden of the exhibition And She Built A Crooked House, you can see geometric shapes similar to these, which appear in many of her artworks. These shapes are called polytopes, and Gemma has been imagining, drawing and building them for many years. Preview, download, and print out the activity sheet below and follow the instructions to create your own polytope.

ACTIVITY SHEET HERE

Artist Talk with Gemma Anderson-Tempini and Mark Blacklock

This discussion between artist Gemma Anderson-Tempini and Mark Blacklock, novelist, and cultural historian took place on 21 October 2023 at Burton Grange, Leeds, the Victorian manor that houses the exhibition, And She Built a Crooked House. The conversation touches on the artist’s practice and the themes of her exhibition, including the fourth spatial dimension, the artist’s experience of motherhood, and links to theosophy. The event is be chaired by Mariam Zulfiqar, Director of Artangel.

LISTEN HERE

‘4D Yoga Workshop’, And She Built a Crooked House, Leeds, 2023

20/10/23

A fourth-dimensional yoga session led by artist Gemma Anderson-Tempini, situated within the chapel of the Burton Grange.

About

Join us for a fourth-dimensional yoga session devised and led by Gemma Anderson-Tempini, certified yoga instructor and the artist behind And She Built a Crooked House. The focus for the session will be visualisation and meditation using objects from the installation as Drishti’s (point of focus).

An imagined space popularised in the nineteenth century, the fourth spatial dimension sits alongside the commonly-held understanding of a fourth dimension of time and has provided fertile ground for creativity and innovation for generations. In addition to physics, explorers of higher spatial dimensions span the fields of maths, art, literature, cinema and computing, with impact in quotidian places from children’s playgrounds to Victorian living rooms.

Central features of fourth-dimensional theory include turning inside out, mirroring, and being in more than one place at the same time. These ideas resonate with the artist’s personal experience as a mother of twins and are recurring motifs in Gemma’s exhibition.

The session will take place in the chapel of Burton Grange, where Gemma’s exhibition is situated. No experience necessary, beginners welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat.

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Gemma Anderson-Tempini: And She Built a Crooked House
Burton Grange, Far Headingley, Leeds, to 28 January
With the help of public art maestros ArtAngel, Anderson-Tempini has transformed an empty Victorian house into a family-friendly journey into the fourth dimension, the one beyond the three dimensions we can see. There’s a climbing frame that looks like a giant physics model in the front garden and everything from a seance to a mirrored infinity room can be encountered within.
Full section here

Artangel Project: And She Built a Crooked House

20th October 2023 – 28th January 2024

And She Built a Crooked House by Gemma Anderson-Tempini fills the rooms and garden at Burton Grange, a Victorian house in Far Headingley, Leeds. With this multifaceted installation, the artist takes audiences on a journey through the fourth spatial dimension that is part-factual, part-historical and part-autobiographical.

An imagined space popularised in the nineteenth century, the fourth spatial dimension sits alongside the commonly-held understanding of a fourth dimension of time and has provided fertile ground for creativity and innovation for generations. In addition to physics, explorers of higher spatial dimensions span the fields of maths, art, literature, cinema and computing, with impact in quotidian places from children’s playgrounds to Victorian living rooms.

Central features of fourth-dimensional theory include turning inside out, mirroring, and being in more than one place at the same time. These ideas resonate with the artist’s personal experience as a mother of twins and are recurring motifs in this body of work.

Anderson-Tempini synthesises large and complicated datasets through the act of drawing, bringing a unique perspective on how we relate to and understand our surroundings. In an age of rapid technological advancement, she champions the necessity of a human connection with our environment. Whether zooming in on the transformation of an embryo or giving form to the Big Bang, a desire to bring visual clarity to the nature of existence is a thread that runs throughout her practice.

For her latest project Gemma Anderson-Tempini deftly brings together cutting-edge mathematical research, art, and motherhood to explore and make sense of personal human experiences through the lens of spatial thinking.

More about the project and booking here

Book Launch

Drawing Processes of Life

Gemma Anderson and John Dupre (University of Exeter)

Egenis book launch
23rd June 2023
3pm-5pm (Drinks during and after)

Hybrid event, register here

Drawing Processes of Life is the product of biologists, philosophers, and artists working together to formulate new ways of representing our new approach to life. It is a mutualistic symbiosis, where identities are transformed, information and nutritive substances shared, and where new organisms emerge.

Exhibition: ‘Of Genes and Human Beings’, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden

11. Feb 2023 – 10. Sep 2023

The exhibition ‘Of Genes and Human Beings’ takes a serious and consistent look at the insights gained in science laboratories from the perspective of the social and cultural sciences: with exhibits from everyday life and science, culture and history, the approaches of contemporary art – and with interactive stations that invite us to find out for ourselves who we are and who we might become.

https://www.dhmd.de/en/

Artistic Research Workshop, l’Ecole Média Art du Grand Chalon (EMA) 2023.

14/03/23 – 17/03/23

A three day artistic research workshop contribution to the Visual Worlds’ transdisciplinary research and creation programme at EMA, l’Ecole Média Art du Grand Chalon (Chalon-Sur-Saone, France). The programme focuses on the multiplicity of visual phenomena and the variety of their modes of production and perception, in living beings, within artificial vision systems and in the interactions between them. It is animated by a large number of guests from a variety of fields of knowledge and creation, by a research team composed of young artists and researchers, and will conclude with an international artistic and theoretical restitution in the summer of 2023.

Exhibition: ‘The Botanical Revolution in Contemporary Art’, Kroller-Muller Museum, NL, 2022

In the exhibition Botanischer Wahnsinn, the Kröller-Müller Museum presents a kaleidoscopic selection of works by artists who examine the fascinating world of plants from different perspectives. Botanischer Wahnsinn is divided into five themes: the Scientific plant (process and taxonomy), Ethnobotany (plants for human use, mystical plants and witchcraft), Ideological plants (plants in political, postcolonial an ecofeminist debate), Weeds (good and bad plants), Regeneration and ‘green remediation’ (cleaning contaminated soil with the help of plants). The exhibition includes works in a variety of media, including herbaria, photography, drawings and prints, sculptures and installations by Gemma Anderson, Joseph Beuys, Sjoerd Buisman, Mel Chin, Mark Dion, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Lili Fischer, Pierre Huyghe, Michael Landy, Candice Lin, Ana Mendieta, Otobong Nkanga, Giuseppe Penone, P Staff, Anaïs Tondeur, herman de vries and Lois Weinberger.

https://krollermuller.nl/en/botanischer-wahnsinn-botanical-madness-plant-thinking-in-contemporary-art

New Book: Drawing Processes of Life

Anderson, G. and Dupré, J., (Eds), 2023. Drawing Processes of Life, Intellect Press, OPEN ACCESS BOOK

Contributors:

Gemma Anderson, John Dupré, James Wakefield, Jonathan Phillips, Chiara Ambrosio, Alessio Corti, Heather Barnett, Wahida Khandker, Janina Wellmann, Sarah Gilbert, Scott F. Gilbert, Katharina Lee Chichester, Johannes Jaeger, Berta Verd

Workshop: ‘Relational Process Drawing’

2021       ‘Relational Process Drawing’, ZKM Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany

Living systems are always dynamic at multiple spatial and temporal scales. Their persistence, far from being merely the continued possession of essential properties, is the result of the finely articulated interplay of multiple processes. Representing the dynamic nature of biological processes is a challenge. »Relational process drawing« (Gemma Anderson, 2020) focuses on the dynamic patterns of life and draws together relationships between energy, time, movement and environment. In this workshop, presented by an artist, a philosopher of biology and a cell biologist, we explore ways to represent the entire process of cell division in one connected image through a series of group exploratory drawing exercises.

More info here

Botanical minds: Gina Buenfeld-Murley and Gemma Anderson in conversation with Claudia Tobin

Public Talk – Royal Drawing School, London

Botanical minds: Gina Buenfeld-Murley and Gemma Anderson in conversation with Claudia Tobin

10th March 2021, 7pm: Online with Zoom

Exploring the exhibition ‘The Botanical Mind: Art, Mysticism and the Cosmic Tree‘ at Camden Art Centre, curator Gina Buenfeld and artist and researcher Gemma Anderson discuss the relationship between botanical life, visual art and the imagination with Claudia Tobin. Drawing on indigenous traditions from the Amazon rainforest; alternative perspectives on Western scientific rationalism; and new thinking around plant intelligence, philosophy and cultural theory, the exhibition and its online counterpart investigates the significance of the plant kingdom to human life, consciousness and spirituality across cultures and through time. As the Royal Drawing School develops its sustainable and green drawing programmes, this is an opportunity to discuss different ways of thinking about and understanding plant life through drawing.

Book here

Exhibition – ‘Critical Zones. Observatories for Earthly Politics’, ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

May 9–October 4, 2020

Curated by: Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel with Martin Guinard and Bettina Korintenberg

By now everybody knows that there is an existential threat to our collective conditions of existence, but very few people have any idea of how to cope with this new Critical situation. It is very strange, but citizens of many developed countries are disoriented; it is as if they were asked to land on a new territory, an Earth that they have long ignored having reacted to their action. The hypothesis we want to propose is that the best way to map this new Earth is to see it as a network of Critical Zones, which constitute a thin skin a few kilometers thick that has been generated over eons of time by life forms. Those life forms had completely transformed the original geology of the Earth, before humanity transformed it yet again over the last centuries.

Over the years, scientists have installed multiple Observatories to study these Critical Zones and have made us aware of the complex composition and extreme fragility of this thin layer inside which all life forms, humans included, have to cohabit. They have renewed Earth science in a thousand ways and very much in a way that Alexander von Humboldt would have approved. Increasingly, scientists, artists, activists, politicians, and citizens are realizing that society is not centered solely on humanity, but it has to become Earthly again if it wishes to land without crashing. The modern project has been in flight, unconcerned by planetary limits. Suddenly, there is a general movement toward the soil and new attention to the ways people might inhabit it. Politics is no longer about humans making decisions on their own and for themselves only, but has become an immensely more complex undertaking. New forms of citizenship and new types of attention and care for life forms are required to generate a common ground.

The ZKM thus continues the comprehensive engagement and collaboration with local communities and institutions that was explored during the Open Codes exhibition (2017–2019), opening up a space for common action and discussion to recompose the world we live in: Over a period of five months ZKM will host an exhibition conceived as a scale model to simulate the spatial novelty of this new land as well as the diversity of relations between the life forms inhabiting it. It will serve as an Observatory of Critical Zones allowing visitors to familiarize themselves with the new situation. This special combination of thought experiment and exhibition was developed by Peter Weibel and Bruno Latour in their previous collaborations at ZKM. Iconoclash in 2002, Making Things Public in 2005, and Reset Modernity! in 2016 constitute the three former “thought exhibitions” (Gedankenausstellungen) that resulted from their intensive working relationship which now spans 20 years.

The ZKM website will soon publish the intense program accompanying the exhibition.

More info here

 

Workshop – ‘Critical Zones. Observatories for Earthly Politics’, ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

May 9–October 4, 2020

Curated by: Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel with Martin Guinard and Bettina Korintenberg

By now everybody knows that there is an existential threat to our collective conditions of existence, but very few people have any idea of how to cope with this new Critical situation. It is very strange, but citizens of many developed countries are disoriented; it is as if they were asked to land on a new territory, an Earth that they have long ignored having reacted to their action. The hypothesis we want to propose is that the best way to map this new Earth is to see it as a network of Critical Zones, which constitute a thin skin a few kilometers thick that has been generated over eons of time by life forms. Those life forms had completely transformed the original geology of the Earth, before humanity transformed it yet again over the last centuries.

Over the years, scientists have installed multiple Observatories to study these Critical Zones and have made us aware of the complex composition and extreme fragility of this thin layer inside which all life forms, humans included, have to cohabit. They have renewed Earth science in a thousand ways and very much in a way that Alexander von Humboldt would have approved. Increasingly, scientists, artists, activists, politicians, and citizens are realizing that society is not centered solely on humanity, but it has to become Earthly again if it wishes to land without crashing. The modern project has been in flight, unconcerned by planetary limits. Suddenly, there is a general movement toward the soil and new attention to the ways people might inhabit it. Politics is no longer about humans making decisions on their own and for themselves only, but has become an immensely more complex undertaking. New forms of citizenship and new types of attention and care for life forms are required to generate a common ground.

The ZKM thus continues the comprehensive engagement and collaboration with local communities and institutions that was explored during the Open Codes exhibition (2017–2019), opening up a space for common action and discussion to recompose the world we live in: Over a period of five months ZKM will host an exhibition conceived as a scale model to simulate the spatial novelty of this new land as well as the diversity of relations between the life forms inhabiting it. It will serve as an Observatory of Critical Zones allowing visitors to familiarize themselves with the new situation. This special combination of thought experiment and exhibition was developed by Peter Weibel and Bruno Latour in their previous collaborations at ZKM. Iconoclash in 2002, Making Things Public in 2005, and Reset Modernity! in 2016 constitute the three former “thought exhibitions” (Gedankenausstellungen) that resulted from their intensive working relationship which now spans 20 years.

The ZKM website will soon publish the intense program accompanying the exhibition.

More info here

 

Summer Academy – “Science and Art – Art and Research Today.” Switzerland, August 22-29, 2020

Organised by Hans-Jörg Rheinberger and Staffan Müller-Wille

The theme of the Summer Academy for the Schweizerische Studienstiftung in Magliaso/Ticino from August 22-29, 2020 is “Science and Art – Art and Research Today.” The Studienstiftung supports talented students in all disciplines with bursaries, and the Academy is meant to bring bursary holders together for discussion and socializing at Lake Lugano.

The Summer Academy aims at giving an insight into the actual discursive landscape around the relation between the sciences and the arts. Besides art historians and historians of science, artists and art & science mediators will present their views and projects. The academy will also include a look back onto the development of the relation between the sciences and the arts from the Early Modern period to the first half of the twentieth century (see attachment in German).

I will contribute to the Summer School as an artistic researcher and art mediator giving a lecture on my approach to connecting the sciences and the arts and engaging the participants in practical exercises.

 

‘The Botanical Mind: Art, Mysticism and the Cosmic Tree’ Exhibition at Camden Arts Centre, London

April 17 – June 21, 2020

This group exhibition investigates the subjectivity and being of plants: their significance to wisdom-traditions, and how we engage with and activate them in culture, counter-culture, art and music. It situates the plant as an axis mundi – the Cosmic Tree – and seeks to reveal through the symbolism of diverse cultural artefacts and in the works of visionary, surrealist, modernist and outsider artists, how the vegetal kingdom has been esteemed with metaphysical importance to the development of consciousness and spirituality.

Figures in a Garden

The exhibition brings together an extraordinary presentation of trans-cultural art that reveals an encoded intelligence inherent in plant forms – patterns that can be thought of as blueprints for the natural world. These same patterns relate to ancient metaphysical beliefs shared by diverse cultures globally, manifest in the connected principles of micro- and macro-cosmos, sacred and fractal geometries, and the psychoactive visions induced by mind-manifesting plant medicines.

A major new commission by the Yawanawa people from Acre, Brazil, will celebrate their kene (sacred designs) and music. Passed through ancestral lines, these traditions connect them to the rainforest in which they live and this deeply entwined relationship with plants highlights the way in which music and visual abstraction are active technologies for communicating with a more-than-human world. The exhibition draws a connecting arc to the heritage of a contemporary European worldview, exploring the beliefs that existed before our culture was shaped by the scientific revolution; reappraising the ancestral wisdom traditions that were driven underground by the same colonial values that destroyed indigenous cultures abroad. The modern and contemporary works in the exhibition explore relationships between music and geometric abstraction, mysticism and modernism, psycho-active plant medicines, art and literature of 1960s cultural revolution, and an expanded philosophical and ethical engagement with non-human entities.

More info here

Exhibition and conference ‘Drawn to Investigate’, Ruskin Museum of the Near Future, Lancaster

Conference exhibition : Drawn to Investigate

An exhibition of drawings related to the conference theme ‘Drawing talking to the Sciences’ will be exhibited as part of the conference at The Ruskin Museum of the Near Future at Lancaster University and artists will have the opportunity to discuss their work during the proceedings. The exhibition will look at the potential of drawing used as an investigative tool to make meaningful contributions to knowledge outside the arts. The exhibition complements the conference papers with visual examples of how drawing today continues to work across the porous boundary between observation and expression, empiricism and invention in a range of investigative practices. Using the term ‘science’ in the most inclusive way, the exhibition aims to bring together a range of examples of contemporary drawing undertaking research in dialogue with scientific investigation.

Exhibition dates are 10th -17th January

‘Unbounded’ Exhibition at the Eden Project 2019

Unbounded is an exhibition of contemporary art exploring some of the many layers of Cornwall’s social and environmental landscapes. It showcases work by 15 artists, including Gemma Anderson, each working in or deeply connected to Cornwall.

2 November 2019 – 26 January 2020 (open 10am-1pm on 24 December, closed on 25 and 26 December)More info here

BSDB/Genetics Society meeting 2020

15-18th March, Warwick University

We will present work from our AHRC project ‘Representing Biology as Process’ at the BSDB/Genetics Society meeting 2020

Themes of the conference include: Human Genetics and Development, Evolution of Development, Models of Disease, Regeneration, Gene Regulatory Networks, Signalling and Development, the Genetics of Morphogenesis and Plasticity in Developmental Genetics.

‘Drawing life’

Free Drawing Workshop

Friday, September 13 • 18:00 – 19:30

With pen, pencil and paper, how can we represent the dynamic and constantly moving nature of life?

Led by award-winning artist and research fellow from the University of Exeter, Gemma Anderson, take part in this ‘life’ drawing workshop which offers a novel, creative and collaborative approach to depicting evolution on the page.

When the drawing is constantly evolving, who knows what kind of life will find a way…?

More info here

New Article: ‘Dynamic Form’ Published in Antennae Journal of Nature in Visual Culture

Read the article ‘Dynamic Form: Klee as Artist and Morphologist’ by Gemma Anderson via open access here

Abstract:
Guided by the themes of formation and growth in the artist Paul Klee’s work, which resonate with those of my own practice, this essay has developed in parallel with my own progression from an empirical understanding of form as object towards a conceptual understanding of form as process. Here, I advance an original outline of the relationship between Goethe’s concept of morphology and Klee’s art. Central to this is the atypical consideration of certain works by Klee as morphological studies. Following Goethe’s concept of morphology as the study of form and formative process, I interpret Klee’s artistic representation of the dynamic nature of form and, based on particular examples, propose Klee as a morphologist.

Representing Protein Dynamics: An interdisciplinary approach

Conference Presentation

The International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB) Conference 2019: July 7-12, University of Oslo, Norway

Participants

Gemma Anderson, University of Exeter, UK

John Dupre, University of Exeter, UK

Jonathan J. Phillips, University of Exeter, UK

This interdisciplinary conference presentation addresses protein dynamics, beginning with a treatment of the energy landscape associated with protein folding. Here, Anderson is collaborating with protein biophysicist Jonathan Phillips. The conventional image for representing protein dynamics in biology is the “folding funnel”, an irregular, roughly conical shape that corresponds to an energy landscape down which the nascent protein is imagined to transition as its structure achieves lower energy formations. While this image represents some features well, others are obscured. In particular, important aspects of the intrinsic behaviour of molecular species are absent, or poorly represented, such as stochastic change and parallel pathways. Thus, a gap exists in our ability to represent and interact with fundamental dynamic processes in a visual manner that is intuitive and instructive. The proposed presentation at ISHPSSB, Oslo will describe the methods of interdisciplinary collaboration and the objectives of the project, and then present the images developed for protein folding and some discussion of their significance. As with the mitosis project, a number of novel modes of representation are being explored. We will present a series of new images that function as visual metaphors for the protein energy landscape. These draw on the structure of a maze, and we also experiment with the maze as a metaphor for processes beyond proteins, such as mitosis and speciation. Anderson, Phillips and Dupré will jointly present this work, providing philosophical, art-theoretic, and scientific, perspectives on the project and its results.

 

Drawing Knowledge

Read the article ‘Drawing Knowledge’ by Fabian Oswold here on the European Molecular Biology Lab’s (EMBL) Newsletter

‘A conversation about art–science collaborations and the importance of drawing in biology…’

eLIFE Podcast

May 2019

Listen to eLIFE podcast discussing our project ‘Representing Biology as Process’ (at 19 mins in) here

‘Philosophy of Biology: Drawing and the dynamic nature of living systems’ in eLIFE

27/03/19 Open access article published in eLIFE:

‘Philosophy of Biology: Drawing and the dynamic nature of living systems’

Article Abstract

Representing the dynamic nature of biological processes is a challenge. This article describes a collaborative project in which the authors – a philosopher of biology, an artist and a cell biologist – explore how best to represent the entire process of cell division in one connected image. This involved a series of group Drawing Labs, one-to-one sessions, and discussions between the authors. The drawings generated during the collaboration were then reviewed by four experts in cell division. We propose that such an approach has value, both in communicating the dynamic nature of biological processes and in generating new insights and hypotheses that can be tested by artists and scientists.

Read article here

About eLIFE:

eLife is a non-profit organisation inspired by research funders and led by scientists. Our mission is to help scientists accelerate discovery by operating a platform for research communication that encourages and recognises the most responsible behaviours in science.eLife publishes work of the highest scientific standards and importance in all areas of the life and biomedical sciences. The research is selected and evaluated by working scientists and is made freely available to all readers without delay.

Article in Leonardo Journal: Drawing to Extend Waddington’s Epigenetic Landscape

Gemma Anderson (Artist), Berta Verd (Mathematician), Johannes Jaeger (Biologist)

Abstract

We describe a collaboration between an artist, a mathematician, and a biologist, which examines the potential of drawing for understanding biological process. As a case study, it considers C. H. Waddington’s powerful visual representation of the “epigenetic landscape,” whose purpose it is to unify research in genetics, embryology, and evolutionary biology. We explore the strengths, but also the limitations of Waddington’s landscape and attempt to transcend the latter through a collaborative series of exploratory images. Through careful description of this drawing process, we touch on the epistemological consequences it had on all participants, artist and scientist alike.

Find out more about article here

Research Visit to European Molecular Biology Laboratory

04/03/19- 08/02/19

Research Visit to European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany

I will visit the Leptin Lab at EMBL with Historian of Science Janina Wellmann for one week to study cell formations in gastrulation (early embryogenesis) with specific focus on drawing and movement as modes of enquiry.

Exhibition Talk at the Exchange Gallery

16-02-19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lively exhibition talk at the Exchange Gallery ranging from music of the spheres and wisdom traditions to to cell division and pluralism- with artist Serena Korda, cell biologist James Wakefield and Camden Arts Centre curator Gina Buenfeld -‘GÄA: Holistic Science and Wisdom Tradition’ is now open!

Art Science Interest Group meeting at the Natural History Museum London

24-01-19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delighted to have historian of Science Janina Wellmann and Bio-Artist Anna Dumitriu as guest speakers for the first Art Science Interest Group meeting of 2019. Blog post to follow.

*Founded in 2016 by Artist Gemma Anderson and NHM Scientist Gavin Broad, the Art and Science Interest Group (ASIG) at the Natural History Museum is a bi-monthly forum that fosters a community of Scientists and Artists who are interested in the field of ‘Art/Science’. ASIG provides a programme of Invited speakers at each meeting, who share practice and ideas and excite new conversations in the group.

Art/Science Interest Group (ASIG), Natural History Museum

15th November, 2018 

Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity, Natural History Museum, London

Speakers: Dr Chiara Ambrosio (UCL) and artist’s Caroline Ward and Michiko Nitta present their work followed by group discussion.

*Founded in 2016 by Artist Gemma Anderson and NHM Scientist Gavin Broad, the Art and Science Interest Group (ASIG) at the Natural History Museum is a bi-monthly forum that fosters a community of Scientists and Artists who are interested in the field of ‘Art/Science’. ASIG provides a programme of Invited speakers at each meeting, who share practice and ideas and excite new conversations in the group.

Lecture and Workshop at Falmouth School of Art

04/04/19

Lecture about the relationship between process philosophy of biology and artistic processes, based on current AHRC project ‘Representing Biology as Process’

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Drawing Workshop – ‘Isomorphogenesis, drawing algorithms and symbiosis’: a full day collaborative drawing workshop with FSA BA Drawing students

 

Lecture at Plymouth College of Art (PCA)

29/03/19

10am-11am, PCA Lecture Theatre, Plymouth

Gemma Anderson talks about the AHRC project ‘Representing Biology as Process’ – Lecture open to BA and MA students and staff at PCA.