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Science meets the arts in a new exhibition at Imperial

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Artifact: An Exhibition

An exhibition which aims to blur the boundaries between art and science is on display at Imperial's Main Entrance on Exhibition Road until 13 July.

(Artifact: An Exhibition) showcases work produced through a collaboration between students and staff from Imperial, the Royal College of Art, Central St Martin’s and the Courtauld Institute of Art.

It is run by students from imperial, who organise a series of events throughout the year, all with the aim of representing science through art. Earlier this year the group worked on ArtsFest, a week-long celebration of the arts, music and dance – and everything in between.

Artifact: the Exhibition

This summer’s exhibition is the fruition of a series of networking events hosted by Artifact to bring people from the scientific and artistic worlds together to collaborate in pairs, or groups to create unique artworks. A selection of the work created, including designs for the 'perfect plant' and representations of scientific data from earthquakes, will be on display this week and next.

"It has been incredibly eye-opening to work with artists and see their interpretation of our research interests, but also to look at our own work from a completely different angle too."

– Adam Funnell

Fourth year student Adam Funnell (Physics), Chair of the Arts and Entertainment Board at Imperial said: “This exhibition is the result of several months of collaborations between artists and scientists from Imperial and arts colleges around London. All year we have held workshops and inspirational talks, whilst building a network of collaborative partners for this exhibition and hopefully well into the future. It has been incredibly eye-opening to work with artists and see their interpretation of our research interests, but also to look at our own work from a completely different angle too.”

Adam added: “The exhibition includes pieces exploring a wide range of scientific interests, from Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle through group theory to fungal infections in plants. It is fantastic to see the end results of this student-led project, which is now in its third year. This is our biggest exhibition to date and we’re thrilled that Central St Martin’s and the Courtauld Institute of Art have joined the project this year.”

For more information on Artifact, visit their webpage or Facebook page.

Exhibition opening hours:

Artifact: The Exhibition will be open 10.00-18.00 daily from 2 to 13 July 2013 at Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ.

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Lucy Handford

Lucy Handford
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