Invisible Dust at Science in the City: 21st – 26th June in Copenhagen
Ink Breath drawings and family workshops at Science in the City festival,
21st June 2014
Invisible Dust has been selected to host artworks and family workshops at this years Science in the City Festival, taking place between 21st and 26th June in Copenhagen.
This year’s theme: Science Building Bridges, aims to bring researchers, delegates and the general public together to share the news and the mysteries of science. Held in a leading European city every two years, this free public event is an important and visible part of Euroscience Open Forum 2014 (ESOF2014), Europe’s largest general science meeting. The next Forum is set to take place in Manchester in 2016.
The event, which attracts 30, 000 Europe-wide visitors pass through the Danish capital, has an impressive programme of events, where science meets art and where the public can meet scientists.
Art installations include ‘Glacier’ by Danish artist Karin Egede, who uses large blocks of coral limestone to symbolise the cold, white, silent ice covering that created Denmark during the ice age. The work reflects a landscape important to many viewers, in order to inspire dialogue on climate change and our environment.
Additionally, artist Mariele Neudecker’s video installation ‘For Now We See’ is being shown in the unusual setting of the living quarters on Dana, a Danish vessel used by scientists to investigate the effects of fishing on marine ecology. Moored at the city’s docks, Dana joins a fleet of research vessels from Denmark, Germany, Holland and Sweden. The ships feature a variety of events where the public get a rare opportunity to board these vessels and meet the crew and scientists who dare to work on them.
Exhibiting as part of this varied programme, Invisible Dust is providing visitors with the opportunity to learn more about the science of our oceans, air pollution, climate change, flooding, Space Science and bat biodiversity through the eyes of artists.
This interdisciplinary science festival is an example of how art can be used to stimulate important conversation between the public and scientists. Art can highlight questions and visually provoke the audience while at the same time convey knowledge that is often lost in jargon.
For more information visit Science in the City Festival website.