David Blandy – ‘Anjin 1600’, 2012 & 2013
David Blandy – ‘Anjin 1600’, 2012 & 2013

SCIENCE FESTIVAL ROUNDTABLE


TUESDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2013
BRIGHTON


A ROUNDTABLE TALK ABOUT HOW SCIENCE AND SCIENCE FICTION INSPIRE ARTISTS TO CREATE


David Blandy, Lighthouse’s Artist-in-Residence for Brighton Science Festival, and his collaborators, Manga artist Inko and illustrator Daniel Locke, speaking about the process of making art inspired by science and science-fiction.

Child of the Atom
Child of the Atom

David Blandy, Lighthouse’s Artist-in-Residence for Brighton Science Festival 2013, gave a talk that explored the background of his work, and his collaborations with scientist, Adam Rutherford, illustrators, Inko and Daniel Locke, technologists and animators.

Covering subjects such as the history of cultural interaction, the story of the discovery of DNA and the relationship between popular culture and philosophy, Blandy will talk about the process of making art, from an initial idea to the final exhibition. David was joined by his collaborators Inko and Daniel Locke.

About the artists

David Blandy produces video, performances and comics that deal with his problematic relationship with popular culture, highlighting the slippage and tension between fantasy and the reality of everyday life. David has exhibited widely, including shows at The Baltic, Gateshead; the Liverpool Biennial; Turner Contemporary, Margate; Spike Island, Bristol; and Platform China Project Space, Beijing. His work is distributed by LUX, and he is represented by Seventeen Gallery in London.

Daniel Locke is a UK based artists and illustrator. His work has been shown in numerous shows around the world including the And’Art festival in Morocco and the Islington Exhibits festival in London.  Daniel is currently working on his first full-length graphic novel.

Inko is a Brighton-based Japanese artists and long-time collaborator with David Blandy. After graduating from Kyoto University of Art & Design, she moved to England where she attended Saint Martins College and began working as a Manga artist delivering creative workshops in schools, galleries and museums. Her manga appears in Manga Cupcakes (ITCH Anthology) MangaQuake (FutureQuake Press) and Howl! (Milk The Cat Comix) as well as the Japanese Tsunami appeal comic anthology Spirit of Hope.

Date: Tuesday 26 February 2013

Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ

Presented by Lighthouse with support from The Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England

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