lunes, 6 de noviembre de 2017

Upcoming! Cryptic 2017: Art and Science Exhibition at the Crypt Gallery

Cryptic 2017: Art and Science
Private view: 24 November, 6pm - 9pm
Open to the public: 25 – 26 November, 11am - 7pm & 27 November, 11am - 6pm
Debate about art, science and technology: 26 November, 2pm
The Crypt Gallery, Euston Rd, London NW1 2BA (entrance via Duke’s Road)

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Cryptic: Art and Science returns for its second year, curated by Neus Torres Tamarit and hosted by the evocative Crypt Gallery on Euston Road. Building on the success of the inaugural exhibition in 2016, Cryptic features an international selection of nineteen artists, including postgraduate students and alumni from Central Saint Martins, Slade, Westminster University and Middlesex University.
Cryptic examines the relationship between art, science and technology, and features artworks that use technology and science variously as medium or message. Explore digital and kinetic interactive artworks, virtual reality, and mixed media installations, all set in the idiosyncratic spaces of the Crypt Gallery.
The rich and diverse subject matters include representations of time, mutation mutated into abstracted expression, exploration of form and material, genetics and evolution, synthesis of emotions into sculptural and crystalline forms, the multiverse, religion through the olfactory sense, technology, control and new materialities, social media, climate change, and plastic waste.
Cryptic takes place from Friday 24th to Monday 27th of November with the Private View on Friday, 24th November from 6 to 9pm. A debate around the subject of art, science, and technology, organised by Ben Murray and CLOT Magazine, will take place on Sunday 26th November at 2pm.

For further information please contact:
Neus Torres Tamarit
Mobile: 07516057151
Exhibition curated by Neus Torres Tamarit
Debate organised by Ben Murray and CLOT Magazine
Press release by Ben Murray
Poster design by Hannah Scott and Neus Torres Tamarit
Press distribution Meri Lahti and Neus Torres Tamarit

Getting to the Crypt Gallery:
On Foot: The Crypt Gallery, Euston Rd, London NW1 2BA (entrance via Duke’s Road)
Euston is the obvious choice if you’re looking to travel to us by train, although we’re a short walk from King’s Cross and a number of other stations including: Euston Square, Warren Street and Russell Square.

The 59, 68, 91, 168 & N91 all stop nearby and if you don’t mind a very short walk you can also hop on the 10, 18, 30, 73, 205, 390, N73 & N205

Tere Chad
Juan Covelli
Helen Farley
Silvia Krupinska
Meri Lahti
Julie Light
Mark Andrew Lowman
Jill Mueller
Yun Peng
Lisa Pettibone
Marta Pinilla
Dave John Rosewell
Rania Schoretsaniti
Hannah Scott
Virginie Serneels
Olga Suchanova
Neus Torres Tamarit
Michelle Von Mandel
Bekk Wells

lunes, 16 de octubre de 2017

Phenotypica (Ben Murray and Neus Torres Tamarit) at Oxo Tower.

From the 20th to the 24th of September 2017, we exhibited at Clinic //2, an exhibition curated by Vitamin Design studio in partnership with the London Design Festival and Oxo Tower.
Clinic //2 explored the diminishing digital interface layer and technology’s effect on our reality. Digital emulation continually strives to become indecipherable from real-world existence. Where does your reality stop and simulation begin?
Vitamin Design studio invited us to exhibit our installations Confined Mutations and a selection of the artworks belonging to Biomorpha (Evolving Structures).
When we arrived to the emblematic Oxo Tower, we decided to turn our piece Confined Mutations into a site-specific installation, as we wanted our abstract digital organisms to interact with the features of the space as much as possible.

Site-specific adaptation of Confined Mutations

We decided to project the animations on the structure of two old windows, which had a mixture of materials such as glass, iron and wood. The Biomorpha shapes acquired depth and different dimensions when projected on them.

Biomorpha Hologram, mixed media installation

We also exhibited Biomorpha Hologram, which merges static sculpture and dynamic projection of the Biomorpha life forms. The two forms are presented in a mutual aesthetic tension; one is a static capture of the form at a given moment in its evolutionary history, the other is ephemeral and dynamic, echoing the transitory nature of species over deep time.

Biomorpha Acrylic Sculpture, acrylic and light

Biomorpha Acrylic Sculpture was the last exhibited piece. A physical sculptural impression of Biomorpha. This artwork is inspired by the neat system of arteries and nerves in fish that has become completely distorted by evolution of fish into mammals. Each sculpture starts as a flat, regular sheet that is heated and then subjected to an analogue of evolutionary pressure, warped by the pressure that Neus applies to it.

miércoles, 23 de agosto de 2017

Interdisciplinary Collaboration Wheel, collaboration with the Royal Society

I have had the great opportunity to collaborate with the Royal Society in their project ‘Changing Expectations’ about envisioning research culture in the year 2035. As part of this project, my colleague Julie Light, from the MA Art and Science, wanted to create a ‘Museum of Extraordinary Objects’ belonging to the year 2035. I  was already reflection about interdisciplinary research, and how people from different disciplines can collaborate with each other, as this is a crucial part of my artistic practice; collaborating with geneticists, and computer scientists. This subject came up in one of the pilot workshops organised by the Royal Society. I got inspired by this and ‘Collaboration’, subject proposed by the Royal Society team.
I wanted to make an object that would choose a team randomly, and in a way that the person using such object couldn't choose the members of the team. I added professions related to science, humanities craftsmanship, and professions that are emerging or don’t exist yet, like AI trainer and Galaxy Explorer. I wanted to provoke thought and give insight about how diverse a team can be and how interdisciplinarity is becoming more prominent, especially from STEM to STEAM. 
I made a spinning wheel using the design of a Codon Wheel, which helps visualising which aminoacids will be produced from the series of codons (sequences of 3 basepairs of RNA).
This design has been very present in my artistic practice and in my early research during the MA in Art and Science at Central Saint Martins. It was interesting to decontextualize it by adding a profession in each of the boxes, and the collaboration wheel became more interesting and challenging to play.
I constructed the object in collaboration with Reggy Liu.
Codon Wheel from


The object was exhibited at the Changing Expectations Launch event at the Royal Society in July 2017. The object is touring around the UK and taking part in workshops about research culture organised by the Royal Society team.

To find more about the Royal Society project click on the following link