‘Silent Signal’ – a new exhibition to open at LifeSpace

An exhibition that combines animation with science will go on display at the University of Dundee this week.

‘Silent Signal’ will open at LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery at the School of Life Sciences on Thursday, 29th September and will feature six experimental animations that explore new ways of thinking about the human body.

Commissioned by the arts organisation Animate Projects with support from The Wellcome Trust and the Garfield Weston Foundation, the animations include exploration of how the immune system functions, how disease is spread and how our genetic code can be manipulated. Each work is the result of an artist having collaborated closely with a scientist for two years to produce an artistic response to their scientific research.

The exhibition will also feature objects, specimens and artworks from the University’s museum collection selected by the artists, as well as early outputs of Animating Science, an educational project in partnership with Dundee Contemporary Arts that sees school pupils make animations that bring science to life.

Lifespace curator Dr Sarah Cook said, “With six ambitious works of art we have chosen to feature each in turn during the exhibition. Every fortnight or so a new piece will be on view, and a different artist will come to give a talk about their work, starting with Charlie Tweed and his exploration of genetic and computer coding

“Silent Signal includes art relating to research happening in Dundee, such as the project AfterGlow by artist group boredomresearch which visualises the vectors of infectious diseases such as malaria, and artist Samantha Moore’s animation, Loop, which visualises cell structures and host defence mechanisms.

“There are many opportunities to engage in a new way with biomedical science research through this collection of short moving image work.”

‘Silent Signal’ will be on display in LifeSpace from Thursday 29th September until Saturday 26th November 2016.

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