How Do Artists and Scientists Work Together? with Alice Sharp of Invisible Dust

Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 15:00 to 16:00
Free - prebooking essential
Science Gallery

As part of the Invisible Dust Workshop, curator and director of Invisible Dust, Alice Sharp will lead the conversation: "How do artists and scientists work together?" She will be joined by Professor Frank Kelly, King’s College London and Chair of the UK Government's Air Pollution Advisory Committee and a Trinity Environmental Engineer who will explore how air quality affects life in Dublin. This talk will offer a more in-depth look at the principles covered in the drop-in workshops.

Artists and air pollution scientists from Trinity College Dublin will enable you to create computer measurements of air pollution, produce your own ink ‘breath’ drawings and make wind instruments to technically, visually and sonically capture breath and uncover the invisible. Participants will be able to take away artworks, instruments and measurements.

There will also be a selection of Invisible Dust commissioned artists projects on display and an opportunity to explore websites that monitor air pollution in real time.

The mission of Invisible Dust is to encourage awareness of and meaningful responses to climate change, air pollution and related health, technological and environmental issues. It achieves this by facilitating a dialogue between visual artists, creative technologists and leading world scientists and creating a high impact and unique arts programme.