The Superposition is a network and space for artists , makers and scientists to collaborate.
‘Superposition’ is a technical term in quantum mechanics, which describes an object which can exist in more than one location/ state simultaneously.
Play is the highest form of research.
Neville V. Scarfe.
(A)rt, (S)cience, (M)ake labs is our annual big event. So far we have run 2 editions of a week long pop up art science lab with the aim of generating new artworks and prototypes in a fast, hotbed environment of cross disciplinary collaboration. These have taken place in a disused city centre spaces. In 2015, we ran a 3 day festival, consisting of performances, talks, an exhibition and a series of workshops. This year we are planning to combine the two into a intensive week of activity. Reports up soon on each of the labs.
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, 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.
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 email hello (at) thesuperposition.org. Alternatively, join the mailing list for the occasional update and event news at the bottom of the site.
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.