BRIGHTON SCIENCE FESTIVAL AT LIGHTHOUSE
FROM THE DISCOVERY OF DNA TO SPACE EXPLORATION, SCIENCE FESTIVAL AT LIGHTHOUSE BRIMS WITH INTRIGUE
Lighthouse presented a lively month of Science Festival events, orbiting around an art-science residency with David Blandy, exploring the discovery of DNA’s structure through a new interactive art project, 'Helix', and prototyping a new installation-based work, 'Anjin 1600: Edo Wonderpark'.
David Blandy was Lighthouse’s artist in residence for Brighton Science Festival 2013. Over three weeks, he worked on two major projects: Helix, a collaboration with scientist, Adam Rutherford, exploring the history of the structure of DNA; and Anjin 1600: Edo Wonderpark, an installation that retells the story of William Adams, the first Englishman to arrive in Japan in 1600, as an epic intergalactic space adventure. Blandy’s studio was open to the public during his residency, where people were invited to come and see what he and his collaborators were working on, and talk to them about their projects.
On 7 February we presented a talk by one of the UK’s outstanding science communicators, Adam Rutherford, known for the award-winning BBC programmes, The Cell, The Gene Code, and Playing God-. Rutherford’s talk launched the residency at Lighthouse by David Blandy, where they will worked together on the Helix project.
We also hosted a science and technology hack-day for young technologists, proto-scientists and designers, a special science-themed edition of Pecha Kucha, and a roundtable all about art inspired by science and science-fiction.
07 February: Monthly Talk – Adam Rutherford
08 February – 03 March: David Blandy – Artist in Residence & Open Studio
21 February: Brighton Science Festival Pecha Kucha
23 February: Edo Wonderpark Hack Day
Presented by Lighthouse with support from The Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England
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