Archive 2015

ASCUS Lab: Coming soon to Summerhall

A place to experiment in art & science… At ASCUS Art & Science we are busy developing ASCUS Lab a trans-disciplinary space to produce, create, experiment, play, debate and research, in particular, the biosciences and their role in society. The lab will be based in Summerhall, the creative hub for the arts and venue for the Edinburgh International Science Festival …

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LIVE: Primordial Soup

Primordial Soup – An evolving exhibition In April 2015, for the Edinburgh International Science Festival, The Number Shop (TNS) studio member artists will develop new work in response to dialogues with invited scientists in partnership with ASCUS Art & Science. The project aims to ask questions and to promote debate and constructive reactions through vibrant and experimental art. Some works …

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Talking Heads: 2015 Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire

As part of the 2015 Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire at Summerhall ASCUS and the Edinburgh International Science Festival presents Talking Heads, a programme of maker talks. Get inside the mind of the maker and discover what ignites their imaginations and fuels their ideas by joining us for a day of inspiring presentations! The 2015 Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire as part …

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Primordial Soup | an evolving exhibition

Primordial Soup is an evolving exhibition made possible with the support of ASCUS art and science in partnership with The Number Shop, as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival Opening on Saturday 4th, 6-8pm ASCUS have collaborated with The Number Shop artists on personal projects with scientists across a variety of contemporary science research topics. The works being presented …

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Blaxter Lab EISF Cabinets Exhibition

As part of Edinburgh International Science Festival, How the Light Gets In, ASCUS presents a new exhibition in our Cabinet space. These mobile cabinets currently situated next to TechCube are one of ASCUS’s permanent exhibition spaces at Summerhall soon to be joined by newly renovated ASCUS Cabinets, watch this space! If your in Summerhall for the Science Festival, be sure …

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BLACK LIGHT part of How the Light Gets In for the 2015 Science Festival

As part of Edinburgh International Science Festival, How the Light Gets In, ASCUS presents BLACK LIGHT a work by Labern&Lloyd, the drawing Shed. Aptly situated in a shed in the central courtyard of Summerhall, be sure to check this work out as you wander through the wide range of art-science works and exhibitions, on display across Summerhall for the EISF …

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CIIE micro-residency

Our four micro-residency artists have embarked on a three month collaborative journey with scientists from the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution and you can keep up to date with their progress here. The artists will be preparing to exhibit their work to the general public within a group exhibition in Summerhall as part of the Edinburgh …

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An Audience in the Library

Presentations from Scientists and The Number Shop Studio Artists On Monday 3rd February we held talks with The Number Shop Studio artists and scientists launching our new Engage project. Tucked away inside Summerhall’s winding corridors is the impressive Artiscience Library. This was the perfect setting for an evening of presentations. Talks gave artists and scientists the opportunity to present their …

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Atopic Art

‘Atopic Art: Expressions of eczema’ is a partnership project between ASCUS Art & Science, Dr Sarah Brown and Eczema Outreach Scotland. The project first began in early 2015 with ASCUS commissioning artists Trevor Gordon and Josie Valley to deliver participatory workshops to families affected by eczema at venues across Scotland. From these workshops, and through further consultation with Eczema Outreach …

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