Elizabeth Price and Alice Sharp at Appleton Space Conference today
Artist Elizabeth Price and Alice Sharp Invisible Dust curator and director are speaking at the 8th Appleton Space Conference on Thursday 6th December. The conference includes a formal address by HRH Prince Andrew, The Duke of York. Other guest speakers include Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of ESA, Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, and Robert Manning, NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Chief Engineer.
Alice and Elizabeth are addressing the topic of “Contemporary Art and Space Science,” exploring the ways that artists can collaborate with scientists on analyzing, interpreting and visualizing data and space images.
Current Turner Prize nominee Elizabeth is currently in residence with Space Scientist Dr Hugh Mortimer Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) funded by the Leverhume Trust. During the Space Science residency organised by Invisible Dust she is developing a new work for 2013 which will draw on solar imagery and radar recordings. She has just won the Turner Prize on December 3rd 2012.
Invisible Dust aims for the art-science dialogue to play a role in engaging the public with organisations such as RAL. To enable further understanding and interest in their scientific archives and research on space science including of the earth’s climate and weather patterns.