Edinburgh Science Festival

Catalysing Creativity | Self Assemblage

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. Presented by ASCUS Art and Science in partnership with ScotCHEM Read more about ‘Catalysing Creativity: Stories of …

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Entanglements of Time and Tide | Exhibition

Envisioning an Oceanic Worldview Through the Lens of Art & Science A visual arts and science engagement project by India based artist and researcher Sonia Mehra Chawla with the North Sea and its coastal and marine ecosystems. This body of work is a contribution to our empathetic understanding of the oceans, their significance as an ecosystem, their vitality and ability …

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Entanglements of Time and Tide | VITAL TO LIFE EXHIBITION

VITAL TO LIFE WHAT VALUES CAN EMERGE FROM RUINED LANDSCAPE? Photomicrographs and digital prints 2020-21 ‘Vital to Life’ is an online exhibition of photomicrographs and digital prints by Sonia Mehra Chawla. The series of works explores and imagines an oceanic worldview of entangled histories and symbiotic relationships. The works are a result of the artists collaboration with ASCUS Art & …

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Entanglements of Time and Tide | THE NON HUMAN TOUCH

“As contamination changes world-making projects, mutual worlds—and new directions—may emerge.” – Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing ‘In the Anthropocene, noticing and observing microbial worlds is more essential than ever. Human bodies are ‘nested’ ecosystems and should no longer be perceived as fortresses to shield and defend against microbial onslaught.’ In her latest film, Sonia Mehra Chawla advocates for live-able collaborations, and rethinking …

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Entanglements of Time and Tide | VITAL TO LIFE

Entanglements of Time and Tide, is an artistic engagement, by India based artist Sonia Mehra Chawla, with the North Sea and its tidal zones, presented by ASCUS Art & Science as part of the 2021 Edinburgh Science Festival. The film ‘Vital to Life’ presented here is the result of an intensive International Art & Science residency (in 2019) in ASCUS …

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Catalysing Creativity | Discussion Event

‘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 …

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ASCUS at the 2021 Edinburgh Science Festival

Syncrasy | Summerhall Exhibition Presented by Summerhall and ASCUS Art and Science Entanglements of Time and Tide | Online Exhibition Presented by ASCUS Art and Science Catalysing Creativity: Stories of Change | Online Exhibition Presented by ASCUS Art and Science in partnership with ScotCHEM Events Programmme

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Metamorphosis | 2019 Edinburgh Science Festival Exhibition

Launch Special Event: Fri 5th April | 6.30 -8.30pm Exhibition Sat 6th April–Sun 19th May (Not Mon & Tues) | 11am–6pm Metamorphosis explores the Anthropocene connecting it to the fashion world, the environment and biotechnology. It explores what the status of us as humans is now after centuries of engineering the environment around us. Co curated by Summerhall Visual Arts …

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ASCUS Art & Science at Edinburgh Science Festival 2019

Our inspiring partnership with Summerhall Visual Arts and the newly rebranded, Edinburgh Science Festival has produced a brilliant offer this year. We have a fascinating exhibition and programme of events and workshops in store. This year’s festival is inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings and the theme Frontiers, exploring the boundaries of knowledge and the spirit of …

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ASCUS at the 2018 Science Festival

30th March – 15th April Synthetica Launch Special Event: 7pm-9pm, Fri 30th March In partnership with the Edinburgh International Science Festival we would like to announce this year’s programme and with that, invite you to explore with us this year what it means to be alive through art and science! Over the last few years we have been working with …

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