Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) and the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) are delighted to present ‘Loop Hole’, an exhibition showcasing an important collaboration between art and science.
Last year, as part of a public engagement initiative funded by the Wellcome Trust, the SGC invited 21 undergraduates from AUB to develop design concepts and artwork in response to the SGC’s drug research activities, as well as to the broader themes of biotechnology and medicine.
The collaborative partnership was designed to create a dialogue between art and science, helping to bridge the gap between the two, and see how a creative approach can communicate specialist scientific information in a way that is more accessible to the public.
AUB’s artists and designers approached the task of celebrating the culture of medicine in a variety of different ways. Some students attempted to visualise the biological mechanisms involved in disease and treatment and to bring these processes to life.
Others focused on the cultural impact of biotechnology and how the more we discover about human genomes and disease affects our understanding of ourselves.