OUT OF NOTHING: LAUNCH | NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2017
BOOK LAUNCH, EXHIBITION & TALK
14 NOVEMBER & 6 DECEMBER 2017
SUPPORTED BY LIGHTHOUSE AND WELLCOME TRUST
Three years in the making, the impressive, Lighthouse and Wellcome Trust supported graphic novel, Out of Nothing, launches on November 14.
To mark the launch of Out of Nothing, Daniel Locke and David Blandy’s millennia-spanning graphic novel, the publishers, Nobrow, have teamed up with London’s science, design and technology coworking space, The Cube to put on an exhibition and a series of events.
Out of Nothing explores humanity’s inherent ‘dreaming mind’ and its impact on our world. Surreal sequences take us from Gutenberg’s printing press to Tim Berners-Lee’s World Wide Web, via Picasso, Einstein, DJ Kool Herc and more. Locke and Blandy show how our basic instinct to observe, record, and connect has formed the basis for all human invention and progress.
Out of Nothing is available from Nobrow and in all great (UK) bookshops.
BOOK LAUNCH & EXHIBITION PRIVATE VIEW
Join co-creators Daniel Locke and David Blandy to celebrate the book’s release and the opening of the exhibition. Both will be on hand to tell you all about this fascinating project and to sign copies of their book.
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Join Locke, Blandy and co-creator BBC’s Adam Rutherford as they discuss their collaborative partnership, the formation of the solar system, the death of the last star in the universe and the invention of Hip-Hop.
Date: Wednesday 6 December 2017
Venue: The Cube, Studio 5, 155 Commercial Street London E1 6BJ
Daniel Locke is an artist and graphic novelist based in Brighton, UK. His work is featured in many anthologies of contemporary comics, and last year his novella Pneuma was published in the USA by Tinto Press.
Since 2013 much of his work has been informed and shaped by the discoveries of contemporary science. He’s worked with Nobrow, Arts Council England, The Wellcome Trust and The National Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
He is currently working on his second full-length graphic novel, Going Home, also to be published by Nobrow Press and a third book, Two Heads, a collaboration with writer Alex Frith and Neuroscientists Uta and Chris Frith.
Daniel often collaborates with other artists and scientists having worked with David Blandy, Laura Malacart, Karrie Fransman, Joe Decie, Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Chris Sandom to name a few.
David Blandy works with the image in the digital world, producing video, performance, installation and comics, that he says are “highlighting our relationship with popular culture and investigating what makes us who we are”. Previous works include the film How to Make a Short Video About Extinction, in 2014 and Anjin 1600: Edo Wonderpark, a large scale installation based upon a re-imagining of the story of William Adams (1564-1620), a sea navigator known as the first Englishman to set foot in Japan in 1600.
Adam Rutherford has a PHD in Genetics, a degree in evolutionary biology and is an honorary research fellow at UCL.
A renowned science broadcaster, Adam has presented Inside Science, BBC Radio 4’s flagship science programme; The Beauty of Anatomy, on the role of human dissection in art for BBC 4; and Horizon: Playing God, about synthetic biology, for BBC 2. His most recent book, Creation (Viking 2013), concerns the origin of life, and genetic engineering and synthetic biology.
A film-fanatic, he was also science advisor on Bjork’s film Biophillia Live and worked on World War Z and most recently, Ex Machina in 2015.
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