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Panel discussion: CRYPTIC 2017, on Art & Science

Text by CLOT Magazine 

CLOT Magazine will collaborate with Neus Torres Tamarit and Ben Murray, bringing a discussion panel on the subject of art, science, and technology for the Cryptic: Art and Science 2017 exhibition.  

Returning for a second year, Cryptic is curated by Neus Torres Tamarit and hosted by the evocative Crypt Gallery on Euston Road. Building on the success of the inaugural exhibition in 2016, Cryptic features an international selection of nineteen artists, including postgraduate students and alumni from Central Saint Martins, Slade, Westminster University and Middlesex University.

Cryptic examines the relationship between art, science and technology and features artworks that use technology and science variously as medium or message. Explore digital and kinetic interactive artworks, virtual reality, and mixed media installations, all set in the idiosyncratic spaces of the Crypt Gallery.

The rich and diverse subject matters include representations of time, mutation mutated into abstracted expression, exploration of form and material, genetics and evolution, synthesis of emotions into sculptural and crystalline forms, the multiverse, religion through the olfactory sense, technology, control and new materialities, social media, climate change, and plastic waste.

The debate will discuss issues on Creativity / Intuition / Process with a group of panellist with varied and multidisciplinary backgrounds: Professor Arthur I Miller, author of  ‘Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science is Redefining Contemporary Art’ and Emeritus Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at University College London and an eminency in studying creative thinking both in the arts and Science, Dr. Max Reuter a Reader in evolutionary biology at UCL in the GEE department, Natsai Audrey Chieza, a leading materials designer and systems thinker working in the field of biotechnology and Adam Peacock, a multidisciplinary designer and artist, blending fashion concepts, critical design, body-centric architecture and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and genetic manipulation.

The debate will be moderated by Ben Murray, a computer engineer with a background in medical imaging and bioinformatics and a collaborator with Neus Torres Tamarit in Phenotypica.

Cryptic takes place from Friday, 24th to Monday, 27th of November, with the Private View on Friday, 24th November, from 6 to 9 pm. A debate around the subject of art, science, and technology, organised by Ben Murray and CLOT Magazine, will take place on Sunday, 26th November at 2


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