Between the Sand: Art the Science Residency Showcase

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM
Modern Fuel
Art the Science

Art the Science is proud to announce the completion of its inaugural immersive science-art residency featuring artist/creative coder Owen Fernley and environmental engineer/associate professor Dr. Kevin Mumford (Department of Civil Engineering at Queen’s University). The residency culminated in the creation of a research-inspired artwork titled Between the Sand.

Join us for an exciting evening of science-art and discussion as we celebrate the launch of Between the Sand online in our Polyfield Gallery and on the walls of Modern Fuel. A panel discussion will explore the value and inner workings of our residency program.

Doors open @ 6pm
Panel Discussion @ 7pm
This event is FREE.

Light refreshments will be provided.
Registration is encouraged:

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About the Residency //

From March 19-29, 2018, Dr. Kevin Mumford’s environmental engineering research laboratory at Queen’s University hosted creative coder Owen Fernley for their first science-artist residency, facilitated by Art the Science. Mumford’s research group looks at how hazardous chemicals move in the natural environment and how they can be remediated. Fernley was immersed in the research process, from observing experiments to working alongside graduate students. The result was Between the Sand, an algorithm-based artwork that fuses his residency experience with his artistic practice.

Panel Discussion //

Go behind the scenes of Art the Science’s first science-artist residency in partnership with the Department of Civil Engineering at Queen’s University. Learn about the immersive, interdisciplinary experience and engage in a panel discussion with:

Dr. Kevin Mumford | Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Queen’s University

Owen Fernley | Artist & Creative Coder, Pixels and Plans

Cole Van De Ven | Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Civil Engineering, Queen’s University

Catherine Lau | Program Evaluation Officer, Art the Science

Art the Science founder Julia Krolik will moderate the panel discussion and explore the process behind the residency. Discover the value of the artist-scientist collaboration, the lessons learned from this experience, and what’s in store for future residencies.

About Art the Science //

Art the Science is a Canadian not-for-profit organization committed to celebrating the connections between art and science. Art the Science facilitates cross-disciplinary relationships between artists and scientists with a goal of fostering Canadian science-art culture.