Emerging art and science collaborations are creating a ‘music of the spheres’ – but is it harmonious?
Collaborative projects between artists and scientists are an increasing trend (popularly known as ‘hybrid art’), producing all manner of things audio-visual. Looking at the works that are emerging, from ‘sci-art’ exhibitions at the Wellcome Trust to experiemental New York project spaces, I wonder if the collaborative relationship is always an equal one.
Often the science – art collaborations I have researched are characterized by resultant popularizations of scientific aims and technological ‘advances’ , having not nearly begun to scientifically explore the creative process that artists are uniquely able to contribute towards. However, interesting projects like those by artist Elisa Da Prado see: http://elisadaprato.com/music-of-the-hemispheres and Professor Dan Lloyd see: Music of the Hemispheres – their work travels towards a different horizon, where art and science are becoming indistinguishable. Have a look and you tell me what you think!