CIIE/ASCUS Project at Edinburgh International Science Festival

We are pleased to invite you to the preview/art launch of How the Light Gets In, an exhibition of works by international artists intrigued by light in all its form and facets, co-curated by ASCUS Art & Science. The preview will take place on Friday, 3rd April, 7-9 p.m. in Summerhall.

The exhibition includes Parallel Perspectives, a group exhibition featuring four artists who were hosted at CIIE.

The artwork by the CIIE artists: Mark Doyle, Jo Hodges, Robbie Coleman and Anne Milne (collectively called Transmissions) will be exhibited in Lower Church Galleries, alongside three other projects till 22nd May. The whole EISF programme at Summerhall also includes other projects, that explore the themes of light and enlightment. More details. The opening is free but ticketed - register here.

The programme for EISF put together by ASCUS also includes an afternoon of fascinating talks and discussion at the interface of art and science on Saturday, 4th April (2-5.30 p.m.) titled: Talking Artiscience as well as an evolving exhibition in colaboration with The Number Shop Primordial Soup (Running 4th-19th April. Open 12-5pm daily. Opening evenings 6-8pm Saturday 4th, 11th, 18th).

Talking Artiscience Programme:

2.00pm – 3.00pm – William Latham in conversation with Bronac Ferran Artist William Latham – whose Mutator 1+2 occupy Summerhall’s Upper Church Galleries – will be in conversation with Curator Bronac Ferran, guiding us through Latham’s interactive video works, drawings and prints that explore and embody evolutionary processes, physical and virtual space.

3.00pm – 3.30pm – Tea & Coffee

3.30pm – 5.30pm – Art of Artiscience Symposium The Art of Artiscience symposium will bring a selection of EISF exhibiting artists and scientists together to introduce their work and share their experiences of collaboration. Showcasing a number of works from How The Light Gets In it will be followed by an open discussion, giving an opportunity for the artists, scientists and the audience to collectively explore what it means to work across the disciplines of art and science.


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