Gene Jamm: Visual Tales of the EpiGeneSys
EpiGeneSys Programme Meeting in Vienna. 23rd to 25th November 2011.
Resident Artist Dr. Paul Liam Harrison would like to invite you to participate in a workshop event as a part of the Programme Meeting in Vienna. He would like to begin collecting your images, texts and stories and work with you on developing new ones as a part of a collective artwork and evolving visual discussion that will contribute to the EpiGeneSys website and the Science and Society work package.
Those delegates wishing to participate will be invited to submit images and texts that represent either (or both) the overarching research ambitions of EpiGeneSys and/or the research practice of the individual laboratory or researcher.
The intention is to begin to piece together informative snapshots and stories that will communicate across the EpiGeneSys network (and support the community) but also provide insights and information to interested public and communities.
From Wednesday to Friday, Paul will work with Animation and Visualisation Masters Student Dr Mhairi Towler on site at the conference venue. They will collect images (directly or via email – firstname.lastname@example.org) and discuss ideas with delegates regarding the question: What is EpiGeneSys?
On the Friday afternoon participants will be invited to a hands on workshop at the Science Centre where there will be the opportunity to work collectively on building large images in collage and drawing as well as options for digital collages and animations.
The session will conclude with an informal social drinks opportunity to reflect and discuss development potential of the public/arts initiative and the issues raised over the previous days in a relaxed atmosphere.
The entire production process will be documented and edited into a collective web based artwork and a small publication that will re-represent aspects of epigenetics and systems biology in new visual formats. It is intended that this will in turn act as a catalyst for further on line discussion and development towards a series of further project interactions and exhibitions.