The Superposition is loose affiliation of Artists Scientists and Makers who share an interest in interdisciplinary research, technology, art and the use of materials and process.

‘Superposition’ is a technical term in quantum mechanics, which describes an object which can exist in more than one location/ state simultaneously. Over the last three years we have been organising an ongoing programme of events and experimental organisational structures to explore areas of crossover between the working practices of artists, scientists and makers. Can our processes, and outcomes, be art, science and making at the same time?

From the start, Superposition has thought of collaboration as a triangle of artist, scientist and maker rather than in the way that it’s more usually structured as a dyad of artist and scientist. We aren’t aware of any other explorations of arts and science that include makers in this way, and we believe it’s perhaps regionally and nationally significant. and and we’d like to invite people into our conversations who can help us develop our approach. Therefore,  the group is open for anyone to contribute to; involvement and collaboration are the only criteria for membership. If its interesting, possible and enough people engage with the idea it will get done. We have a saying that the process builds Superposition, the people build the projects. Only openness and engagement makes stuff happen, so feel free to join in.  Please see the About page for more information. We are in the slow process of collating our archive and updating the website so please bear with us if any links are broken or spaces unpopulated.


Events: Upcoming 

Project Nimbus: The Projection of Moving Images onto Clouds from Aircraft

Art | Science Talk & Prototype Showcase at Leeds City Museum 4th July 2-4pm

Dave Lynch and Mike Nix present over 3 years of research into the successful projection of moving images onto clouds from aircraft. Read more about the event here

Please see the Events Page for more information on this and previous and upcoming events.



From 6m kinetic sculptures, laser zoopraxiscope cloud projectors, slime mould mazes, 3m diffraction sculptures, transient graffiti to invisible sculptures.  See the Projects Page we have created so far.

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The Superposition, so far, is made up of people with a diverse range of skills… Chemical Physicists, Medical Physicists, Geneticists, Bio-Mechanists, Neuroscientists, Hypnotists, Artists specialising in Digital Media, 3d projection mapping, sound and music, kinetic installations, Sculptors, Makers, Curators, Writers, Producers, Hackers and Technologists, PHD’s and Post Graduates. Follow this link to the People page for more information.

Want to get involved?

Please join the conversation on the google group and say hello or suggest something to add to our Inspirations page which we update at the regular pub meet ups.  Alternatively sign up for the occasional news letter on the right of this page or email us Hello [at]


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