Interdisciplinary collaboration such as this, between artists and scientists, brings together experts from different fields. The result is art exhibitions which provide a different way for the public to access or connect with the science.
While the concept of the colours and shapes of natural materials have inspired artists in their studies of nature for centuries, progress by scientists in material science has created a new range of synthetic materials which are manufactured in entirely different ways. In this context, contemporary art and science start asking new questions, such as:
- How can art respond to the colours that are invisible to visible light?
- How can invisible 2-D imprinted patterns be used as colours and structures?
The line between the past and the future modern technological world is drawn with a nanoscale precision and the question is:
- Are these new technological tools also a new media for creative endeavours?
|Arabidopsis Thaliana seed germination used for explosive sensing. |
Image: Nedyalka Panova (2016)