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ASMbly Lab is a pop-up Studio | Laboratory | Workshop | Festival

Wednesday 26th July to Sunday 6th August 2017

The Superposition is a network and space for artists , makers and scientists to collaborate.

(A)rt, (S)cience, (M)ake labs is our annual big event. A 12 day long pop-up art science lab with the aim of generating new artworks and prototypes in a fast, hotbed environment of cross-disciplinary collaboration between artists, scientists and makers. We also have workshops, drop-in activities, an exhibition, talks and a closing event with performers working with art, science and making.

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Find Us: Unit 4 | St Johns Centre | Leeds 

Access through the shopping centre or round the back via Merrion Gardens or the top of Mark Lane past the Church.

FESTIVAL PHONE LINE : (in case you’re late for a workshop or lost)

Call – 07902344261

 

Workshops Now Available For Bookings

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Wed 2nd Aug – Superposition Speaker Event (6PM – 9PM) 

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Sat 5th Aug – Closing Event and Performances (7PM – 11PM) 

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‘Superposition’ is a technical term in quantum mechanics, which describes an object which can exist in more than one location/ state simultaneously.

ASMbly Projects 2017 (more soon)

Sculpting with Light: Medieval and Modern Cosmology
Sculpting with Light: Medieval and Modern Cosmology
Sculpting with Light: Medieval and Modern Cosmology confronts human attempts to grasp and master the structure and…
Azlee Babar
Azlee Babar
Azlee Babar is a sound artist from Manchester. Recent work involves: pseudo-autonomous generative audio systems;…
Building a mermaid puppet
Building a mermaid puppet
Aoife is a biomechanical mermaid puppet which I am developing to explore how a mermaid…
Remaking the Stethoscope
Remaking the Stethoscope
The project aims to recreate some of the earliest models of the stethoscope and do…
Ice Form Project
Ice Form Project
Current project involves the process of freezing. To enable the filling of balloons used in…
Victorian Amputation Kits, Biomimetic Blueprinting.
Victorian Amputation Kits, Biomimetic Blueprinting.
I will be making biomimetic sculptures that model light absorption in relation to foliage distribution…
Charnley
Charnley
I come with a jumble of ideas and half-questions... and am happy to respond to…
Under_Score: R&D in dynamic collaboration
Under_Score: R&D in dynamic collaboration
Our interests lay in the dynamics of improvisation as observed and experienced in rapid prototyping…
Mapping The Lab
Mapping The Lab
Using local plant life to make anthotypes and discarded objects to create photograms, new maps…
untitled – early stages exploration
untitled – early stages exploration
I’m investigating how to use microscope cameras to work with extreme close ups of the…
AXIOMATIC – Two States of a Kaleidoscope
AXIOMATIC – Two States of a Kaleidoscope
Much of my work relies on synergies and dialogues within the sonic landscape, that of…
Memory of Form
Memory of Form
I will share contemporary origami techniques which free origami from traditional patterns and facilitate new…
ArchiBio
ArchiBio
An investigation into if and how biological structures on the microscale can be applied to…
In Transition (Quantum Mechanics and Gravity kinetic sculpture)
In Transition (Quantum Mechanics and Gravity kinetic sculpture)
An oscillating floating installation with projections, that represents the energy of atoms and gravitational waves,…
Fluorescent mobile
Fluorescent mobile
An idea for a kinetic sculpture (mobile) that will ultimately be built with fluorescent lighting
EEG Vortex
EEG Vortex
Artist Dave Lynch & Neuroscientist Dr. Christophe de Bezenac will create a spinning vortex which…
States of Mind
States of Mind
States of Mind Investigates theories on how hormones influence emotions.
Aperiodic Tiling
Aperiodic Tiling
I will be continuing my research during the whole lab, and running a workshop on…
FFOSIL (Fractal Forms Of Scalable ILuminosity)
FFOSIL (Fractal Forms Of Scalable ILuminosity)
An internally illuminated light structure perhaps based on the framework of stellated dodecahedron in stellated…
Ultiverse R&D
Ultiverse R&D
My work for ASMbly will be part of on going research to develop the centrepiece…
Fluid Sculptures
Fluid Sculptures
I aim to develop my Fluid Sculptures project, using the concept of fluid dynamics -…
Virtual Plant Cell
Virtual Plant Cell
BIO: An award winning, BAFTA nominated creative technologist. Founder of Reflex Arc, creating interesting, inspirational…

Play is the highest form of research. 

Neville V. Scarfe.

Workshops

Click on a workshop to find out more and book a place.

3/8/17 Introduction to Aperiodic Tiling (Drop-In)
3/8/17 Introduction to Aperiodic Tiling (Drop-In)
Drop in colouring in workshop... Intro to aperiodic tiling systems.

3/8/17 Introduction to Aperiodic Tiling (Drop-In)

Drop in colouring in workshop... Intro to aperiodic tiling systems.
4/8/17 Gravity Synth Workshop
4/8/17 Gravity Synth Workshop
An introduction to connecting sensors and physics equipment to synthesisers.

4/8/17 Gravity Synth Workshop

An introduction to connecting sensors and physics equipment to synthesisers.
30/7/17 More Conductive Thread Workshop (Intermediate)
30/7/17 More Conductive Thread Workshop (Intermediate)
[Intermediate] Join artist/maker Alison Smith to make conductive thread circuits and create playful, flashing toy…

30/7/17 More Conductive Thread Workshop (Intermediate)

[Intermediate] Join artist/maker Alison Smith to make conductive thread circuits and create playful, flashing toy accessories for Toybox!
27/7/17 FrankenToys Workshop
27/7/17 FrankenToys Workshop
Become a Brain Surgeon for Toys with @ShrimpingIt's 'Cockle' Internet of Things platform.

27/7/17 FrankenToys Workshop

Become a Brain Surgeon for Toys with @ShrimpingIt's 'Cockle' Internet of Things platform.
4/8/17 Real Sugar Molecules (Drop-In)
4/8/17 Real Sugar Molecules (Drop-In)
Help us build a model polysaccharide molecule and out of confectionary learn about sugar chemistry…

4/8/17 Real Sugar Molecules (Drop-In)

Help us build a model polysaccharide molecule and out of confectionary learn about sugar chemistry at the same time.
26/7/17 Internet of Things Rainbow Badges workshop
26/7/17 Internet of Things Rainbow Badges workshop
Workshop: Join Cefn Hoile to prototype and program your own Internet of Things, with a…

26/7/17 Internet of Things Rainbow Badges workshop

Workshop: Join Cefn Hoile to prototype and program your own Internet of Things, with a…

3/8/17 Perfume as Portraiture
3/8/17 Perfume as Portraiture
Michael Borkowsky's perfume making workshops give participants the opportunity to learn more about the perfume…

3/8/17 Perfume as Portraiture

Michael Borkowsky's perfume making workshops give participants the opportunity to learn more about the perfume making process and how it can be applied to portraiture.
30/7/17 Conductive Thread Workshop for Beginners
30/7/17 Conductive Thread Workshop for Beginners
Join artist/maker Alison Smith to make conductive thread circuits and create playful, flashing toy accessories…

30/7/17 Conductive Thread Workshop for Beginners

Join artist/maker Alison Smith to make conductive thread circuits and create playful, flashing toy accessories for Toybox!
5/8/17 D.I.Y Spinning Colour Wheel (drop in)
5/8/17 D.I.Y Spinning Colour Wheel (drop in)
Create a spinning colour wheel using rainbow colours and learning colour facts along the way

5/8/17 D.I.Y Spinning Colour Wheel (drop in)

Create a spinning colour wheel using rainbow colours and learning colour facts along the way
29/7/17 Design thinking as a tool for Activism
29/7/17 Design thinking as a tool for Activism
Dr Anne Schiffer's workshop explores design thinking in relation to activism.

29/7/17 Design thinking as a tool for Activism

Dr Anne Schiffer's workshop explores design thinking in relation to activism.
29/7/17 The Maker Games
29/7/17 The Maker Games
The aim of The Maker Games is to create a humorous and surreal environment where…

29/7/17 The Maker Games

The aim of The Maker Games is to create a humorous and surreal environment where games develop skills, confidence and self-belief of individuals and groups.
29/7/17 Encoding a Minecraft Adventure
29/7/17 Encoding a Minecraft Adventure
Decode secret messages and program Minecraft using PatternCraft punchcards and Micro:bits

29/7/17 Encoding a Minecraft Adventure

Decode secret messages and program Minecraft using PatternCraft punchcards and Micro:bits
28/7/17 Pattern Craft
28/7/17 Pattern Craft
Use punchcards to build patterns in Minecraft, write text and create music.

28/7/17 Pattern Craft

Use punchcards to build patterns in Minecraft, write text and create music.
3/8/17 Darn It!
3/8/17 Darn It!
A workshop teaching people to mend holes in fabric using centuries old stitching techniques.

3/8/17 Darn It!

A workshop teaching people to mend holes in fabric using centuries old stitching techniques.
28/7/17 The Art and Science of Shadow Puppets
28/7/17 The Art and Science of Shadow Puppets
Explore the art and science of shadow puppetry by making and performing with shadow puppets…

28/7/17 The Art and Science of Shadow Puppets

Explore the art and science of shadow puppetry by making and performing with shadow puppets over a half day workshop.

Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what no one else has thought.

Albert Einstein

ASMbly Talks & Events

Superposition Evening Event

Humans, Puppets and Robots: What’s the difference?

Wed 2nd August | Doors 6 PM | Free Entry | Bar

Join us for an evening of thought-provoking talks and discussion, as we look at the similarities between humans, puppets and robots, in the company of Professor Samit Chakrabarty, a neurobiologist at the University of Leeds; Anzir Boodoo, a puppeteer and co-founder of The Puppet Parliament; and Dr Raymond Holt, Deputy Director of the Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimisation.

We will be talking about how humans, puppets and robots deal with movement and dexterity, issues around decision making and disability, and just how difficult it is to define the boundaries between all three. It promises to be a lively and thought-provoking evening

Closing Event & Performance

Sat 5th August | Doors 7 PM | Free Entry | Bar

The festival culminates with a night of performance features Leon Trimble, Mr Wobblyhead and the remarkable Frozen Music Collective show us how your brain can make a live musical score.

 

Caterina McEvoy and Azlee Babar
Caterina McEvoy and Azlee Babar

Caterina McEvoy and Azlee Babar

Caterina McEvoy and Azlee Babar Caterina and Azlee are working on a new collaboration which…

Leon Trimble
Leon Trimble

Leon Trimble

BOOK HERE Double Vectrex Machines & a Laser Interferometer become the Particle/ Gravity Synth (CERN vs LIGO)…

The Copy without Original
The Copy without Original

The Copy without Original

A live audio visual experiment using brain scanning technology (EEG) to control graphical musical scores, which are projected onto an evolving screen created from the flow and form of a Butoh dancer.   These graphic scores become the musical notation for musicians to create an improvisational soundscape for the dancer to respond creating a reflexive human loop.

“Everyone takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the world.” 

Arthur Schopenhauer

Exhibition

An Exhibition space featuring twenty works including a Laser Zoopraxiscope (world’s first plane mounted movie projector), a perpetual motion machine and Mark Eaglen’s incredible ‘External view of the observable universe’.

Opening Times : Thurs | Fri | Sat (10PM – 6PM)

 

Get Involved?

We are an open group of people who meet regularly at the pack horse and other places around Leeds, members come and go and get involved as much or as little as they would like, Superposition is something we do through working together.  

Get in touch via facebook or twitter linked at the top of this website or join the google group here to join the conversation, find a collaborator and share link, resources, opportunities and research.

Email hello (at) thesuperposition.org. Alternatively, join the mailing list for the occasional update and event news at the bottom of the site. 

 

 

Evenings

We aim to present 4 bi-monthly Superposition events over the course of a year These consist of a talk, performance or presentation by an Artist, a Scientist and a Maker followed by an open discussion.  These can cover: an area of research, an ongoing project, a proposal for a project but fundamentally share the working processes of each discipline.

 

We will have the 30 speaker archives up soon.

 

Bioleeds

bioLeeds, a daughter project of Superposition that focuses on biology, has organised three participatory public events, including two pop-up bioLeeds market stalls in Leeds and Huddersfield markets, and a sandpit process in which artists, scientists and makers spent an afternoon in conversations to generate ideas for collaboration. This process led to a number of ongoing projects, including Archibio and Weaving Proteins which both explore the potential of translation between different disciplines to create new knowledge.

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