Meanwhile… While the first year students were visiting the lab, down the road at Arts at the Old Fire Station, the second year MA Art and Science students from Central Saint Martins were installing their artworks for A Nervous Encounter. These are the results of their extended collaboration, following their own first visit to the Basal Ganglia lab nearly a year ago. With media ranging from print-making and photography to sound pieces, artworks respond to neuroscience research in a variety of ways, from the manipulation of microscope images, to utilizing sounds from the lab, and installations exploring ideas about universal structures across nature.

It was very exciting to see the preparation for the exhibition, which opens with a Private View tomorrow night (!). A Nervous Encounter is open to the public from 6-20 October (Tues-Sat, 10-5pm). Artists and scientists contributing to the show will be in the gallery on Saturday 13th October (12-3pm), if you’re interested in talking to them about the collaboration.

Image credit: Agnieszka Swiejkowska

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