April Round-Up

La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, Lyon (via https://twitter.com/archpics)

Welcome to the first Amfibius round-up of all the wondrous science+art/literature/film/music/dance/theatre/poetry/other activities we’ve stumbled upon recently around the world, in no particular order! If you have something for the next round-up, see the Contact page for how to get in touch.



Venue: LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery, School of Life Sciences, Old Hawkhill Road, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland DD1 5E

Opening/Preview: 13th April 2017, 5-7pm

Exhibition Dates: 13th April – 17th June 2017

FEAT and LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery at the University of Dundee are pleased to present the premier of FUTURE EMERGING ART AND TECHNOLOGY, an exhibition of artworks created by internationally acclaimed artists working in collaboration with cutting edge European Union research projects, exploring gene regulation, quantum physics, underwater robotics, carbon capture, and exascale computing.

The exhibition includes new artworks by boredomresearch, Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand, Anna Dumitriu, Špela Petrič & MihaTuršič, Semiconductor, and Pinar Yoldas, created through in-depth embedded residencies at the forefront of new research in EU Future Emerging Technology (FET) projects working side-by side with scientists.



Arts at CERN announces four new artists in residency

Arts at CERN is delighted to announce the winners of the four artist residency awards for 2017: the studio hrm199 led by artist Haroon Mirza, Laura Couto Rosado, Cheolwon Chang and Tomo Savić-Gecan.

Arts at CERN is CERN’s arts and science programme, fostering dialogue between prominent scientists and visionary artists at the world’s leading centre for particle physics.



One of the earliest science films ever made:

via https://twitter.com/phalpern


Scientia Crastina: Final interview of poetry theme: Kelley Swain, poet-in-residence at the Oxford Uni. Museum of Nat.Hist.

During 2016, Kelley Swain has been one of three poets in residence at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. “It’s a safe bet that poets will be interested in being ‘in residence’ at your institution,” she says. 

The residency has been a part of the Visions of Nature year and included three established UK poets who are known for their publications of science-themed or science-inspired poetry: Kelley Swain, John Barnie and Steven Matthews….

La Nuit étoilée de Vincent van Gogh (né le 30 mars 1853), version



Open call for papers for RIXC Art Science Festival 2017 and Open Fields Conference

October 19 – 21, 2017, Riga APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 15, 2017


The Open Fields is an annual gathering for international scholars and artists working at the intersection of arts, humanities and science.

Apply: http://openfields2017.rixc.lv 


The exhibition aims to present the most innovative approaches in artistic research, and to discuss the changing role of the arts, their transformative potential, and relation to the science.

Apply: http://exhibition2017.rixc.lv


  • art and science
  • artistic research
  • digital art archives
  • neomateriality
  • data aesthetics
  • migrating culture
  • augmented / virtual reality

Welcome to submit your conference proposal consisting of:
– keywords 5–6,
– an abstract 250 words,
– biography of the author(s) 200 words each.

Conference language: English.

In case of any issues with the openconf system, please don’t hesitate to contact us: rixc (at) rixc.org

Festival curators: Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits



Article in CLOT magazine about artist Óscar Martín about biological systems

by Ana Sancho

“When I finished studying at fine arts in university, I began to study computer science and systemics in a self-taught way and developed homemade software to compose generative experimental music. Without realising it, I arrived in the world of biological systems and their wonderful complexity.”…



The Cabinet Project, A Multi-Site Project by ArtSciSalon, Canada

The Cabinet Project is a distributed exhibition bringing to life historical, anecdotal and imagined stories evoked by scientific objects, their surrounding spaces and the individuals inhabiting them. The goal is to make the intense creativity existing inside science laboratories visible, and to suggest potential interactions between the sciences and the arts. to achieve this goal, 12 artists have turned 10 cabinets across the University of Toronto  into art installations.



The Universe in Verse: A Celebration of Science through Poetry

On April 24, The Science Studios at Pioneer Works presents The Universe in Verse, an evening of poetry celebrating great scientists and scientific discoveries, hosted by Maria Popova, Janna Levin and the Academy of American Poets.
Poems about: Marie Curie, Isaac Newton, Caroline Herschel, Charles Darwin, Pythagoras, black holes, the Solar System, the number pi, and more.



Minouette Etsy shop


Block prints and housewares by minouette! Find a curiosity cabinet of natural history, science & scientists, myth, magic and more.



Pint of Science Festival – worldwide, May 15-17 2017

The Pint of Science festival aims to deliver interesting and relevant talks on the latest science research in an accessible format to the public – mainly across bars and pubs.



Rhyme Your Research Workshop, 26 & 28 Apr



Medical Imagination at the Charleston Festival, May 27th


Linda Grant and Kathryn Lougheed with Michael Farthing
8:15pm Tickets £14

The scourge of TB has almost disappeared from the national consciousness but two current books put it under the microscope: Linda Grant’s novel The Dark Circle and Kathryn Lougheed’s non-fiction Catching Breath. Grant’s novel, which takes place just post World War 2, focuses on young adult East End twins incarcerated in a rural sanatorium. It is a microcosm of the world outside, compounded by the brutal treatment regime. Kathryn Lougheed has worked in tuberculosis research for over ten years. She reveals TB has not been confined to history. Chaired by Michael Farthing, Professor of Medicine and Chair of The Charleston Trust.



Hong Kong artist Angela Su known for her biomorphic illustrations, combining the scientific and mythical


via https://twitter.com/womensart1




Superposition of States by Ingrid Jendrzejewski


He called it a thought experiment, a hypothetical scenario
            They call it a threatened miscarriage, a state of uncertainty.
constructed to discredit the Copenhagen interpretation

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