The Edinburgh Science Festival

Since 2015 ASCUS Art & Science have been working in partnership with the Edinburgh Science Festival and Summerhall Visual Arts to co-curate the Festival’s inspiring visual art programme.

Our collaboration has also produced a diverse and exciting programme of hands-on art-science workshops and events in ASCUS Lab, the UK’s largest and Scotland’s 1st publicly accessible laboratory for experimentation in art and science.

 

Syncrasy | Exhibition

Syncrasy is a contemporary art exhibition co-curated by Summerhall and ASCUS Art & Science. Experience the work of visual artists Beverley Hood, Victoria Evans and Sneha Solanki, working across the fields of art, science and technology. This series of exhibitions examines the known characteristics of life within our physical world; playing with scale to capture the fleeting lifespan of living cells, the unacknowledged …

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Syncrasy | WE BEGAN AS PART OF THE BODY | Exhibition

Syncrasy is a contemporary art exhibition co-curated by Summerhall and ASCUS Art & Science. We Began as Part of the Body by Beverley Hood, a series of works that play with scale to capture the fleeting lifespan of living cells, is one of three exhibitions presented at Summerhall, for the 2021 Science Festival, by artists working across the fields of art, …

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Syncrasy | OSCILLATIONS | Exhibition

Syncrasy is a contemporary art exhibition co-curated by Summerhall and ASCUS Art & Science. Oscillations by Victoria Evans, a series of works that explore the infinite forces of our environment, is one of three exhibitions presented at Summerhall, for the 2021 Science Festival, by artists working across the fields of art, science and technology. Presented by Summerhall and ASCUS Art and …

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Syncrasy | E-NUMBERS V2.0 | Exhibition

Syncrasy is a contemporary art exhibition co-curated by Summerhall and ASCUS Art & Science. E-Numbers V2.0 by Sneha Solanki, a series of works that explore the unacknowledged microbes within the food system, is one of three exhibitions presented at Summerhall, for the 2021 Science Festival, by artists working across the fields of art, science and technology. Presented by Summerhall and ASCUS …

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Catalysing Creativity | Online Exhibition

‘Catalysing Creativity: Stories of Change’ is a new digital exhibition curated by ASCUS Art & Science 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. Experience for the very first time, online, two bodies of work from two new art-science collaborations, from collaborations between …

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Catalysing Creativity | Sciennes Place

Presented here are cyanotypes, printmaking and ceramic objects that use visual storytelling techniques as a device to create new points of access to Amanda’s research and questioning, what are the implications of unnatural activation of dormant powers in science and culture? Presented by ASCUS Art and Science in partnership with ScotCHEM Read more about ‘Catalysing Creativity: Stories of Change’ here …

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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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