Exhibitions

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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CAPTURING COLLABORATION: GLIMPSES OF ART SCI EXCHANGE EXHIBITION

What happens when artists and scientists come together in an open science lab? We’ve spent the last 4 years, since ASCUS Lab’s conception finding out. Our latest exhibition, Capturing Collaboration, encapsulates impressions of this elusive exchange in some of its many forms. Details This February, we have given Forest Cafe an ASCUS makeover, positioning installations and imagery throughout the space …

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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 Exhibitions 2008-2019

From it’s first launch exhibition of work by Emma Hambly, a scientist turned artist in 2008 to a pop up exhibition and project space in the St James’s Shopping Centre in 2012, showcasing the results of the Edinburgh Beltane Public Engagement Network’s Beacon for Public Engagement grants scheme, over 10 years ASCUS Art & Science has put a lot of …

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