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.

 

ASCUS at the 2022 Edinburgh Science Festival

Bioverse | Summerhall Exhibition Bioverse is a contemporary visual arts exhibition co-curated by Summerhall and ASCUS Art & Science. Experience the work of visual artists Emily Fong and Sonia Mehra Chawla, and curator Louise Mackenzie through a series of exhibitions that explore and make visible the dynamic biological revolutions within our natural world. Featured exhibitions focus on interactions between microbes, humans …

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Bioverse | G-lands: An out of body experience | Exhibition

G-lands: An out of body experience, is a collaboration between artist Emily Fong and scientist Dr Elaine Emmerson from the Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CRM,) in partnership with ASCUS Art and Science and a multitude of healthcare professionals. Summerhall and ASCUS Art & Science are proud to present G-lands: An out of body experience as part of Bioverse, a series of …

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Bioverse | The Rooted Sea: Halophytic Futures | Exhibition

The Rooted Sea: Halophytic Futures  Sonia Mehra Chawla The project stems from two incongruent yet interwoven futuristic imageries of anthropogenic impact on the planet: the desiccated planet and the submerged world. By mapping these two contrasting scenarios (droughts and floods), this project brings into focus the organisms and technologies that inhabit these spaces, while exploring the intertwined ecologies of human …

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Bioverse | Black Box | Exhibition

Opening the door on the inner workings of scientific research, BLACK BOX is a curatorial cinema project, founded by artist, Louise Mackenzie and scientist, Kasia Pirog in 2019.  Curating film inspired by and expanding upon scientific themes, BLACK BOX showcases works by artists and researchers involved in a creative and critical engagement with science. Summerhall and ASCUS Art & Science …

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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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