The Superposition @ The Lowry

23rd Sept 7pm – 9pm

The Superposition comes to the Lowry in Manchester to see how our model works in another city. Its part of an intervention at the Lowry by Dave Lynch, who’s  presenting 3 models of Art, Science & maker collaborations. Booking essential as very limited space. book here www.thesuperposition.org/lowry.

The evening will see the usual format of informal presentations by an artist, scientist and maker. With some short introductions from The Superposition members in Leeds about some collaborations which came from the model.

In addition, The Superposition will launch its first art, science & maker £2k commission working with Paul Beales, University of Leeds & Barbara Ciani, University of Sheffield. Read more about it here or hear about it from the Barbara on the night.

ARTISTS

Angela Davies and Mark Eaglen are co-founders of Studio MADE. The Studio is a creative laboratory working across Art, Science, Technology and Nature. Connections are shared within a programme of exhibitions, public and educational events.

Angela Davies is an interdisciplinary artist who works across platforms, drawing upon a hybrid of craft and creative technologies engaging light, projection and interactivity.

Mark Eaglen is a multi-disciplinary artist exploring connections within art, science, technology and nature through physical, digital and interactive processes.

Within the presentation Davies and Eaglen will share the rationale of Studio MADE including recent collaborations with BBC Connected Studio, NESTA and Arts Council Wales. They will discuss current and future aspirations for the Studio including reflections upon personal practices and how this informs the Studio’s vision.

SCIENTIST

Giles Edwards, Surface Analysis Research Centre, The University of Manchester.

Mass spectrometry imaging is a valuable analytical tool with high sensitivity and selectivity that can precisely determine the location, identity and quantity of compounds within a sample.  The instrumentation provides powerful eyes enabling the visualisation of chemistry on the micro or even nanoscopic scale for many bioanalytical and engineering applications.  

Giles is an analytical chemist and musician who has worked with mass spectrometers in academia, industry, outreach and also the charity sector.  More recently a return to academia as a PhD student has lead to research and development of more elaborate mass spectrometry instrumentation for bioanalytical imaging applications.

MAKER

JAMES MEDD is an artist, musician, and educator

His work comprises entertainment, accessibility, and whimsy. He makes fun and functional things, exhibited at Manchester’s Whitworth gallery, National Media Museum, and National Football Museum. He’s made interactive sculptures, squeezed technology into letterboxes and kettles, built an experimental arcade, and transferred circuits to canvas.

James will be talking about his journey as a mild-mannered studio engineer, interactive artist, ‘technical innovator’ (old job title), and eventual maker of an experimental video game arcade.

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