WORKS – Herman Kolgen’s ISOTOPP at MUTEK Montreal

Herman Kolgen is a multimedia artist based in Montreal, Canada. His performance-based work ISOTOPP made its North American debut at Mutek Montreal this August. ISOTOPP is the culmination of a recently completed two year artist residency at the Large National Heavy Ion Accelerator (GANIL) in France. Here, researchers study heavy ions colliding with their target nuclei, travelling at speeds up to 1/3 of the speed of light. Kolgen’s performance aimed to conceptualize the research led by…

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WORKS – Bee Works by Sarah Hatton

Sarah Hatton is a contemporary Canadian visual artist who creates paintings and installations inspired by the natural world. Hatton blends together art, math and activism in her thought-provoking series, Bee Works. What inspired you to create Bee Works? Bee Works is a series of mixed-media pieces that raise awareness of honeybee colony collapse and pollinator decline. In these works, I have arranged thousands of dead honeybees in mathematical patterns that are symbolically linked to monoculture…

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FEATURES – Science Rendezvous

Imagine having someone reveal a world that was right under your nose the whole time. Well, in case you missed it, that’s exactly what we did on May 12th at Science Rendezvous Kingston. This event was just one out of over 300 events that took place all across Canada in celebration of all things science and engineering. Art the Science was thrilled to be a part this public outreach event particularly because this year’s theme…

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BITS – The Matrix of Water by SaySay.Love

Artist SaySay.Love captures the beauty and power of water in his latest exhibition “The Matrix of Water“. “For me, photography is both an intentional and a spontaneous medium. My works strive to disseminate the idea that water has a memory and forces us to look back at the past (as birth), and ahead to the idea of the waterless future as death itself. But it’s not that simple and clear cut. Water shapes history. It…

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BITS – The Matrix of Water by SaySay.Love

Artist SaySay.Love captures the beauty and power of water in his latest exhibition “The Matrix of Water“. “For me, photography is both an intentional and a spontaneous medium. My works strive to disseminate the idea that water has a memory and forces us to look back at the past (as birth), and ahead to the idea of the waterless future as death itself. But it’s not that simple and clear cut. Water shapes history. It…

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CREATORS – Nicole Clouston

Name: Nicole Clouston Which came first in your life, the science or the art? I came into art/science work from my practice as an artist. When I discovered how essential microbial life is to our existence I knew I had to work with it and that brought me to the field of bio art. Which sciences relate to your art practice? Microbiology has the most direct link to my current body of work because I…

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WORKS – SciArt Illustrations by Andreas Samuelsson

The New York Times publishes bi-weekly features in Diagnosis, where Dr. Lisa Sanders describes harrowing tales and near-misses of many, often common health conditions. The articles serve as a great health-science communication resource, acting as the translated equivalent of medical case-studies. The material is brought to life through a colourful and complimentary visual narrative by Andreas Samuelsson. For this post we showcase these illustrations out of context, solely drawing attention to their aesthetic. From: A Strange Itch, Trouble Breathing,…

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Creators – Julia Buntaine

Name: Julia Buntaine Which came first in your life, the science or the art? Art came first. I was the type of child who took doodling very seriously, to the extent that I ended up attending an arts high school where drawing class was considered as important as biology. This instilled in me an artist mentality which has informed my way of thinking ever since. Science came into the picture when I was in college…

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Features – Screened For by Elaine Whittaker

Elaine Whittaker stares at you while you look at the rest of her face, covered with a protective mask. Painted on each mask – some of the deadliest infectious diseases known to us – Malaria, Ebola, and HIV/AIDS. Toronto-based artist Whittaker’s exhibition, Screened For, is a series of digital prints that feature larger-than-life portraits of Whittaker and the painted protective masks that she wears. This work has been exhibited in New York, Toronto, Seoul, Shanghai, and Australia.…

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Creators – Larissa Blokhuis

Name: Larissa Blokhuis Which came first in your life, the science or the art? I was born an artist, and that has always been my focus. Growing up, I didn’t think I was interested in science. I enjoyed the liberal arts subjects more, and didn’t relate to what I was learning in science class. When I was in art school, I started watching documentaries rather obsessively, 10 per week. What I watched was based on…

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