From November 17th until November 25th 2018, Crossing Parallels exhibited at the Science Centre the results of the interdisciplinary collaborations between artists, scientists, and students as part of its programme since 2017, with some of its projects still in progress. By finding similarities in the works and processes of art, science and technology, Crossing Parallels aims to create a mutual understanding and reach towards a shared language.
The presented projects all deal with the boundary between the artificial and the organic. In some works, technology is used to mimic nature or natural processes. The logic of nature is decoded and used to make something new. Other works translate computational logics into sensorial experiences, resembling processes found in nature.
Between the design processes and the scientific methods, many parallels are found, such as their experimentality and non-linear character. The prototypes illustrate this experimental process in which the act of materialization is of utmost importance – or even a necessity – to understand the subject, hypothesis, or problem better.
A Cure for Concrete by Sujata Majumdar and Stephen Picken
Anthozoan Veil by TU students, Philip Beesley, Aadjan van der Helm and Henriette Bier
Foliage Dress by Iris van Herpen, Jouke Verlinden and Zjenja Doubrovski
If/then by Gabey Tjon a Tham (prototype, for FIBER weekends 2018)
Iris van der Wal
Science Centre support