sábado, 3 de diciembre de 2016

Confined Mutations


Confined mutations is a work in progress done in collaboration with the computer scientist Ben Murray. It explores the idea that mutation is a victim of its own success and must work within the confines of its ancestor mutations.

This artwork was first exhibited at the Crypt Gallery as part of Cryptic, Art and Science, from the 4th to the 7th of October.
On this link you can see a short video of the installation: Confined Mutations exhibition video in Vimeo

Click here for the animations teaser: Confined Mutations Teaser in Vimeo

sábado, 19 de noviembre de 2016

Cryptic, Art & Acience



Cryptic, Art & Science


Exhibition curated by Neus Torres Tamarit and hosted at the Crypt Gallery at Euston Road, London, from the 4th to the 7th of October 2016.


Framed under the ‘Art and Science’ umbrella, 15 international artists and scientists exhibited original artwork created specifically for the exhibition. The different subjects are; mutation and evolution, parallel universe theories, climate change, robotics experiments, Archimedean solids, the current political climate, transformation of nature, the sense of smell, exploration of ways of presenting difficult feelings such as anxiety, molecular science research, the reconnection of humanity to the natural world, interventional surgery, culture and self-consciousness in current society, as well as live performances of scientific experiments.


The exhibition was kindly supported by The Bree Louise, providing drinks for the private view, and Call Print, providing promotional materials.


Exhibiting artists:

Neus Torres Tamarit in collaboration with Ben Murray neustorrestamaritart.blogspot.com, https://www.facebook.com/NeusTorresTamaritArt/

Ainne Burke

Hannah Scott www.hannahscott.com

Heather Scott www.graphicdesignhs.co.uk

Franceska McCullough www.toothpickmoon.com

Agnese Basova

Nicolas Strappini www.nicolasstrappini.com

Monika Dorniak www.monikadorniak.com

Iting Shih

Beckie Leach www.becleach.co.uk

Maria Macc www.mariamacc.co.uk

Yu Ji https://www.facebook.com/yuji0030/?ref=bookmarks

Michelle von Mandel www.michellevonmandel.com

Josh Chow www.JoshChow.com

Virginie Serneels www.virginieserneels.com

Selection of pictures:
Private view pictures

Exhibition entrance 


 Yu Ji, 04102016-08102016
Mixed-media installation
Picture by Hannah Scott 
 
 Neus Torres Tamarit in collaboration with Ben Murray, Confined Mutations
Mixed-media installation
Pictures by Hannah Scott Neus Torres Tamarit
 
 Nicolas Strappini, Oscillations and Branching Figures
Mixed-media installation
Picture by Hannah Scott 
 
  
Hannah Scott, What Goes Around Comes Around
Mixed-media installation
Picture by Hannah Scott 

  
Virginie Serneels, If it bleeds it leads  
Mixed-media installation
Picture by Neus Torres Tamarit 

 
Maria Macc, Don't be still my beating heart
Mixed-media installation
Picture by Hannah Scott

 
  Agnese Basova, Prototype 203
Resin, biological material, lights
Picture by Neus Torres Tamarit

viernes, 11 de noviembre de 2016

Metagenomics in Art Workshop at Tate Modern




I have created this workshop for the Tate Exchange programme at Tate Modern, as part of the ongoing collaboration that we started in October 2015.
We will sequence artworks using metagenomics sequences and we will create an artificial and collective DNA sequence.

Free activity, family friendly, drop in (no need to book)

When: Tuesday 29th November 2016
Where: Tate Exchange, 5th Floor Switch House, Tate Modern
What time: 1pm to 4pm drop in at any time, the activity takes
around 15 minutes

Activity part of the event 'Activating art through Science and Technology’ at Tate Exchange, Tate Modern.

Contact: neus@phenotypica.org

Ophelia Sequenced 1, Digital image, Neus Torres Tamarit.


martes, 19 de abril de 2016

Ophelia Sequenced 1 and 2, a collaboration with the BP Art Exchange at the Tate Gallery.

 Ophelia Sequenced 1

Ophelia Sequenced 2


Ophelia Sequenced 1 and 2 have been developed as part of the BP Art Exchange programme at the Tate Britain, London. BP Art Exchange is a global learning project about international collaboration and exchange and I have been part of it since November 2015.

After getting inspired by Ophelia, by John Everett Millais, one of my favourite artworks from the  Tate Britain Collection, I took a fragment of a metagenome sequence and I composed my first artwork Ophelia Sequenced 1 that was exhibited at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology last December 2015.
I did this by cutting the original artwork in strips and creating a system by which I could reassemble the artwork according to the metagenome sequence.

After the first artwork, I decided to make another piece, Ophelia Sequenced 2, using the same system but another fragment of a metagenome sequence; the objective was to see how the artworks differed from each other. 

 

viernes, 15 de abril de 2016

jueves, 24 de marzo de 2016

Dadaist, DNA Mutation and Recombination Poems

Dadaist, DNA Mutation and Recombination Poems is a workshop I created for the symposium What if…Why not…?: Creative Risk taking in Art, Design and Performance, part of the UAL Teaching Platform Series that took place last Monday. The event was about exploring contemporary issues in art and design education.
The workshop, framed under the name: Rules of Random, had to include randomness, risks and uncertainty to take the participants out of their creative comfort zone.



The participants had to sit around a table and use post-it notes, dice and pens as basic tools to start the workshop. 

 

  

The objective of the workshop is to deconstruct words according to a set of rules that emulate DNA recombination and mutation processes and remind of the Dadaist poems characteristics. 



Once the poem is finished, we revive the Cabaret Voltaire events in which Dadaist poems were read; we put the final result in a text speech software to read it aloud accurately. 


Pictures by Hannah Scott and Neus Torres Tamarit.

lunes, 21 de marzo de 2016

El talento joven oculto en Londres

El periódico Levante (Valencia) ha publicado hoy el siguiente artículo sobre mi práctica artística en arte y ciencia y mi proyecto en la Tate Gallery:

El diari Levante ha publicat avuí aquesta notícia sobre la meua pràctica artística en art i ciencia i el meu projecte en la Tate Gallery:

The Levante newspaper (Valencia, Spain) has published today the following article about my artistic practice in art and science and my project in the Tate Gallery: 


El talento joven oculto en Londres

La valenciana Neus Torres Tamarit forma parte de un programa de proyección de artistas de la Tate Gallery de Londres, donde colabora desde finales de 2015 - Desde que llegó a la capital inglesa no para de ampliar su currículum con nuevas exposiciones

21.03.2016 | 04:15
El talento joven oculto en Londres
Saca cinco minutos para coger el teléfono y decir, con voz cansada después de todo el día explicando su obra, que está contenta con el resultado de su exposición en la galería The Laundry de Londres. Aunque, Generación 11 y generación 15 „ese es el título de su obra„ no es ni la primera ni la más importante de las exposiciones que Neus Torres Tamarit (Valencia, 1984) ha conseguido colocar en Londres. Ayer fue el día de la clausura de la que es su última obra expuesta, después de cuatro intensos días.
Neus Torres, afincada en el colorido barrio de Camden de Londres, ciudad donde vive desde hace cuatro años, se define como «una artista multidisciplinar». Ella es una de las afortunadas de ser seleccionada para formar parte del programa BP Art Exchange de la Tate Gallery de Londres, donde colabora como artista desde finales de 2015.
Se trata de un proyecto de aprendizaje global de la prestigiosa galería inglesa sobre colaboración internacional e intercambio que conecta escuelas, galerías, artistas e instituciones culturales del mundo a través de una sola plataforma social y un proyecto de intervenciones de artistas para probar nuevas ideas con profesores y gente joven. Toda una oportunidad para los jóvenes artistas que deseen proyectarse, aprender y situarse en el plano visual de otros artistas profesionales.
Ahora estudia el Master en Arte y Ciencia en la Universitat Central Saint Martins donde combina su afición por el arte y la ciencia. De hecho, actualmente trabaja para investigar el ADN centrándose en el objetivo de «humanizar los procesos de recombinación y mutación del ADN y hacerlos más comprensibles con el arte».
La primera obra que la artista valenciana realizó para la Tate Gallery fue Ophelia Sequenced 1, una muestra que nace tras coger Ophelia, la obra de arte de la colección histórica de la Tate Britain y reconvertirla al realizar una composición nueva basada en un sistema creado por la artista «a partir de un fragmento de una secuencia metagenómica». El proceso, cuenta, fue «muy interesante ya que al descomponer la obra en fragmentos y volver a formarla descubrí detalles que potenciaban su riqueza y la expresividad final del arte».
Y no termina ahí. Actualmente continúa desarrollando la obra para la Tate Britain, ya que se enmarca dentro de un proyecto más a largo plazo. «Mi objetivo es continuar con mi práctica artística», explica Torres. La suya es una de las miles de historias de talentos fugados en busca de oportunidades. Aunque no todos consiguen triunfar. «No tengo intención de volver porque estoy estudiando aquí y tengo diferentes proyectos entre manos, pero sí que me considero parte de esa ´fuga de cerebros´ porque en Valencia no pude hacer lo que necesitaba. Aunque siempre me ha gustado Londres. De momento, aquí me quedo», asegura la artista valenciana de las calles de Camden.

Check the original source here/ Fuente original aquí  Artículo del Levante - Levante article

miércoles, 2 de marzo de 2016


DNA driven L-system Installation Detail
Neus Torres Tamarit in collaboration with Ben Murray.

The complete installation will be exhibited at the collective exhibition by  MA Art and Science, MA Fine Arts and MA Photography from Central Saint Martins, at The Laundry, 2-18 Warburton Road, London E8 3FN,
Private view 17th of March at 18:00h
The exhibition will be on until the 20th of March
(Closest stations London Fields or Hackney Central)