RACING TOWARDS PERFECTION
COURTNEY & McCORMICK | Ireland
How long does it take to become perfect? At what point will we find the physical limitation of our anatomies?
The 100m sprint is one of the most popular and traditional athletic events. Elegant and simple, it’s results have been recorded in some form or another since the 19th Century. The depiction of this sprint showcases how our bodies have evolved over time with the emergence of better nutrition, better healthcare, and better training regimes. Starting in 1892, this data explores the trends involved in the Men’s and Women’s 100m sprint. There’s no special equipment, no tools or props or complicated rules. The challenge is a simple one. Run forwards, as fast as you can.
A long-time collaborator with Science Gallery, Conor Courtney is an artist and microbiologist who lives in Dublin, Ireland. He’s interested in scale, systems and complexity. He works on objects, installations, festivals and exhibitions alongside The Office of Life + Art, a creative studio working at the intersection of technology, nature and culture. His main experience is in Science outreach and communication, but over the last few years has started making more art.
Rory McCormick is the Senior Designer at Science Gallery Dublin and oversees the visual representation of the space across all touch-points. With over 10 years of experience working across 3D, print, film and digital, Rory is an award-winning designer that prides himself on providing innovative, unique design solutions.
- Instagram: @rory_designs