October 5, 2018
Helen Pynor has been invited to deliver a paper and exhibit work at Spectra 2018, Australia’s pre-eminent art/science gathering at the University of South Australia, Adelaide. Showcasing the best research and creative work being produced through interdisciplinary practices, invited artists and scientists demonstrate how their different approaches to creativity, exploration and research open up new ways of seeing, experiencing and interpreting the world around us. Next Friday 12 October in Seminar Space (Level 8), Helen will be delivering her paper ‘On the Emergent Properties of Death: Experiments in Regeneration’ at 9AM.
The accompanying exhibition ‘THE ART AND CONSEQUENCE OF COLLABORATION’, curated by Jonathan Parsons and Nicky Pastore, will also feature a major video work by Helen. ‘Development of the Visual Circuit of Drosophila melanogaster in 3 Acts: Larva; Pupa I; Pupa II’ (pictured above) was created in response to a residency in the laboratory of Francis Crick Institute scientist Dr Iris Salecker, who studies the fly eye during metamorphosis. Helen’s video work captures the movements of Salecker’s hands as she explains how this eye system changes, exploring the history and role of the scientist’s body in relation to the transformative nature of metamorphosis. Opening on Thursday 11 October from 6-8PM, the exhibition will continue until 26 October 2018.
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