‘Noisy Embryos’ sci-art exhibition at Ruskin Gallery



Dates: 9 – 25 March 2017

Private View: Thursday 16 March at 5.00pm

at the Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge

An exhibition by University of Plymouth researchers, called Noisy Embryos, has opened in the Anglia Ruskin Gallery.

Noisy Embryos is a multi-channel, audio-visual installation that reflects on the relationship between scientists and the animals they observe by juxtaposing videos of snail embryos generated under laboratory conditions with the ‘messiness’ of the natural environment and of the process of data collection in the field. It draws on interdisciplinary research carried out by artist-researchers Deborah Robinson and David Strang and biologist Simon Rundle during field trips at locations used by naturalist Carl Linnaeus and film maker Andrei Tarkovsky on the Swedish island of Gotland.

This exhibition also forms part of this year’s Cambridge Science Festival, with a free talk taking place on the same evening as the Private View.

The interdisciplinary talk, called ‘Noisy Embryos: From the bane of embryology to indicators of the Anthropocene’, links the history of variation in embryology (Nick Hopwood, Cambridge) to the current use of embryos as indicators of climate change (Simon Rundle, Plymouth) to introduce how the audio-visual exhibition Noisy Embryos (Deborah Robinson and David Strang, Plymouth) responds to the uses of embryos in scientific research.

This talk will take place in room RUS110, in the Ruskin Building, on Thursday 16 March from 6.30 – 8pm. There is no need to book – just turn up!



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