Combination of expertise
Debbie Robinson – Prof contemporary art practice
Genomics forum – malaria , welcome Trust
Simon Rundle – PRof Aquatic Biology
Evolution of species and limits by environment conditions etc
David Strange – IDAT in absentia
RADIX – Their Collaborations
DR – outline 4 RADIX projects from 2010
Blastophere -cell division
SR – video – aquatic snail embryos – interest in how these organisms develop
Developmental milestones and their timing
Adapt to climate and other external conditions
DR – Science places the object of study
RADIx is to move away from this – recognise the otherness as valid and away from instrumentalised human futures
ATRIA – 2 hearted snail embryo
larval heart and adult heart
the former becomes reabsorbed
optic flow tech – sound works with DS
SR – Wandering Snail
Noise as a factor – field impact on lab research and art approach
Taxonomy evolves and incorporates the lived being|agency of the snail species
bored taxonomists or because new species are added or new approaches used to classify and identify
Raided old container of equipment and used as catalyst for show
Snails in a suitcase
Salinity – didactic display
underlying thread – Lynaeus first identified the species – a reading was transmitted through shelving
this fed into noisy embryos
SCience is restrained within the lab but LYnny was early naturalist – forefather of taxonomy – binominal – genus and species
Was a wandering soul – Sweden, gotland – noisy embryos came from this . 1741 – RADIX/helix Balthica- type locality
RADIX – carried out pilgrimage to Gotland to follow Lynaues wanderings and the wandering snails
But what was the plan ? GEt data, freeform and engage with the location and almost method acting into snail form
Decentre as a human to open up to environment
Play with footage and hangout together
REsulted in film =
tarkovsky – sacrifice filmed here – Nuclear threat impending sound penetrates domestic
he embraces slowness as do the snail
Broken go pro enabled loosening up of method and less control – break of habits
Shoot in b and w from inside a shell,
GMS- Where does the art arise out of the constraints of research?
HUMAN Vs MAchine – graph – field notes and lynaeus text interwoven
SUSAN – How non anthropocentric?
does this feedback into science research? to change /shift methodology
Simon – Awareness of caring for other species – speceism – no to change scientist approach
Ds – transdisciplinary work – new research qs
home office permit if vertibrate, moving towards some invertibrates.
if periwinkles make millions is ok as only one may bloom
GC – how is benefit to scientists to collab with artists?
S – avoid chasing latest fad issue and focus on larger planetary concerns
GC – how doe science collab inform artistic research – how conceptualise practice
D – take apart own methods, not rely on presuppositions.
measuring is where approaches differ.
It helps undo you, break down habits.
S – Do we as artists see the benefits of and reason for this collab?