Art and science in conversation at the Francis Crick Institute
The natural world is made up of patterns. Many we can see with the naked eye, but others only exist at cellular and molecular levels. This stunning new exhibition at the Crick delves into the extraordinary world of microscopic patterns.
Presented over three ‘zones’, the exhibition explores intricate patterns studied at the Crick, each one interpreted by a specially-comissioned artist. The displays take the form of a poetry and soundscape piece by Sarah Howe and Chu-Li Shewring, a sculpture and film by Helen Pynor and a film created by the young filmmaking group, KaleiKo.
By taking patterns apart, both the artists and scientists are seeking new insights into the beauty and complexity of the human body. “Disrupting patterns helps unravel the mystery of how they are formed in the first place”.
– Katherine Exelby, Developmental Dynamics Laboratory
See Deconstructing Patterns in The Francis Crick Institute on Midland Road. The free exhibition will be on display from February until Saturday 1 December, Wednesday 10am – 8pm, and Thursday – Saturday 10am – 4pm.