My collection of #LitterCUBES are now taking their place at Summerhall Gallery’s #INTERLINKED exhibition curated by ASCUS Arts and Science for the #EdSciFest
LOST is inhabiting Summerhalls War Memorial Gallery, an appropriate almost cube shaped space, with glass wall cabinets, to display the smallest fragile #LitterCUBES and oil filled glass flask, plus a vitrine enabling me, for the first time, to display samples of the construction processes and ‘printing plates’ made with marine litter items. This enabled me to more fully share the story of making the #LitterCUBES at my opening exhibition talk and to highlight the significance of calculating the fossil fuel energy held within the #LitterCUBES, which equates to 258.97 litres of oil.
Science Festivals are designed to inspire people to explore thought provoking topics in science and the Edinburgh Science Festival is certainly providing that, with both hands on experiences in labs and in galleries. I am delighted to be one of four artists in #INTERLINKED at Summerhall. We are all engaging with science and scientists in very different ways, I myself working with scientist John McIntyre who has helped make the calculation of Embodied Energy content [EEc]of plastic accessible, for my LOST public engagement project, while fellow exhibiting artists Scott Hunter (pic RHS above), Agatha Smith, and Kexin Liu (pic centre above) have been literally working in the ASCUS labs using and changing scientific processes. This exhibition carries on beyond the Festival until May 15.
In another part of the Festival, at the Customs House Gallery (Leith), Glacial Narratives, by 8 artists are taking place in the form of powerful film projections by Adam Sebire with paintings and audioscapes by Andra Black, Elizabeth Bourne,Martin Disley, Mettje Hunnerman, Peter Neinow, Mary Walters and the Tinderbox Collective sharing their understanding of #climatechange. If you are in Edinburgh before the exhibition closes this weekend (11am-6pm until 16th April).
Follow the links to Adam and Mary’s sites to see many more Glacial Narrative images and films on line.