Recently, I have started to see popularity with collaborations between art and science. Although, there are the usual institutions in London like the Wellcome Collection and the Science Museum that champion the union of science and art, it is few and far between that we see such areas venture out into the world of aesthetics. I first came across such work during my time at The Brick Lane Gallery last summer where a group of post-doctoral researchers from Imperial College collaborated with artists to create an exhibition highlighting the beauty that lies within images of scientific data. It was refreshing to see a creative approach to a subject that is so steeped in academia. More information about ‘Beautiful Science’ can be found here.
|Imperial College students setting up their
Brick Lane Gallery exhibition. Image: author’s own.
Winters brilliantly fuses together fashion with the aesthetics of science to create multi-sensory pieces. From a dress where colours change according to the movements of the body to a sound reactive outfit, this Central Saint Martins graduate is surely a game changer of the couture world.
Hurwitz’s abstract sculptures, ‘Generation Pi’, sees it launch at next weekend’s Kinetica’s artfair. While his work may at first seem somewhat daunting to those, like me, unfamiliar with anything other than G.C.S.E intermediate Maths it is a great example of creativity colliding with calculations. Much of his work highlights debates on whether computers are more powerful than the human brain and where, if at all, is the line drawn between reality and illusion in today’s society.