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.
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
ASMbly Projects 2017 (more soon)
Click on a workshop to find out more and book a place.
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.
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)
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.
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.