Catalysing Creativity | Self Assemblage

‘Catalysing Creativity: Stories of Change’ is a new digital exhibition curated by ASCUS Art & Science presented as part of the 2021 Science Festival, highlighting molecular science and artistic approaches as a lens through which to investigate the concept of change and the interconnectivity of people and our planet

Presented by ASCUS Art and Science in partnership with ScotCHEM

Read more about ‘Catalysing Creativity: Stories of Change’ here

Romain Viguier and Dr. Mairi Haddow

Self Assemblage

Image courtesy of Romain Viguier

Through Self Assemblage by Romain Viguier and Dr. Mairi Haddow, wanted to reflect on how society reacts to change, using art and aspects observed amongst ordered and disordered molecules in materials and crystals. They found many parallels between the organised matter and society: the way materials change, adapt to their environment and how many reactions start within cracks and irregularities.

Presented here is a series of sculptures that embody these molecular processes as a means to reflect on what, we as a society, can learn from nature’s own innate ability to self organise and it’s seemingly endless capability to successfully change and restructure.

The full online exhibition will be available to view online on this page for the duration of the 2021 Edinburgh Science Festival which runs 26th Jun – 11th Jul

Image courtesy of Honza Turnovsky

Catalysing Creativity
Discussion Event

When: Monday 28th June, 1:00 – 2:00pm
Where: Online via Youtube
Tickets: FREE, donations welcome, booking essential
Audience: Ages 14+

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‘Catalysing Creativity’ discussion event aims to shed a light on the process of art-science collaboration. What are the conversations that underpin cross disciplinary collaboration and what insight does this work bring to our understanding of the complex world in which we live? Come along to this event to hear from the artists and scientists directly involved in the creation of these new bodies of work. Created in a time before our lives were thrust into a global pandemic, what insights can the process reveal about how our lives and the way we live have fundamentally changed.

‘Catalysing Creativity’ comprises two creative commissions supported by ScotCHEM in collaboration with ASCUS Art & Science, and in partnership with researchers at The University of Edinburgh and Heriot Watt University.

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