14 October 2016 – 24 February 2017
Curated by Paul Finnegan
A selection of work from Loop Hole, an art and science collaboration between the Structural Genomics Consortium, part of the Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford and Arts University Bournemouth.
Alex Haley-Chattaway & Gerry Horan / Ava White / Penelope Keeling / Wen Hu
Students from BA (Hons) Fine Art, AUB were invited to develop artworks and design concepts in response to the drug research activities of SGC, and to the themes of biotechnology and medicine more broadly.
The young artists responded in very diverse ways, some sought to visualise the complex biological mechanisms involved in disease and treatment, many of the students looked to transform scientific knowledge into experiential forms of understanding.
This collaboration makes a valuable contribution to creating a dialogue between art and science, and in bridging the gap between two forms of knowledge – scientific and aesthetic.
The Structural Genomics Consortium is a public/private partnership focused on high throughput crystallography and drug design, their aim is to accelerate drug discovery by establishing a network of scientists with open access to SGC’s results.
Arts University Bournemouth is one of only a few specialist arts universities delivering subjects in art, design, media and performance from undergraduate to doctoral level, and engaging in nationally and internationally recognised research and knowledge transfer in the arts.