Art + Science Collide | Emily Carr + TRIUMF

Liz Toohey Wiese + Dan Crawford
Posted: Thu, 2012-04-12 12:32

Science and art are often thought of as being at the opposite ends of the spectrum. A new exhibition that showcases work created by Emily Carr students and alumni who have been working with researchers at TRIUMF, Canada’s national lab for particle and nuclear physics, disproves just that.

Over the past three years, students in Associate Professor Ingrid Koenig's Humanities class, Black Holes and Other Transformations of Energy, have visited TRIUMF to speak with researchers and spend time at the lab gathering inspiration for their work. Through discussion and creative exploration, students have developed a broad spectrum of pieces from playful to provocative based on the discipline of quantum physics, and by examining the construction of science.

For the first time, a collection of these pieces will be displayed at Science World at TELUS World of Science, Thursday, April 5 through Sunday, May 27, 2012. Work will be hung throughout the premises, providing visitors of all ages an opportunity to contemplate science from an artistic perspective. The exhibition features work by: Rosemary Burden, Eugene Chong, Derek Coulombe, Dan Crawford, Waan Mahawanitwong, Maziar Mehrabi and Liz Toohey-Wiese.

View the Media Release.