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Friday, 30 September 2016 - 12:00pm
Charlie Tweed

Artist Charlie Tweed created the animation The Signal and the Noise in collaboration with biochemist Dr Darren Logan. This work exposes the parallels of computer coding and genetic coding in humans and animals. Its narrators, an anonymous group of hybrid machines, look at these creatures as inefficient machines and consider ways of editing and improving their code. The film draws upon the latest advances in DNA sequencing technology, as well as new ways of controlling behaviour, such as Optogenetics, to propose a future vision of hybrid computing devices that are used to monitor and repair living things, resulting in better performing humans and animals. Whilst the work appears to be a piece of science fiction, all of the technologies and ideas discussed are based on actual advances and research, and visions of how things might materialise in the future.

Thursday, 29 September 2016 - 5:00pm

Join some of the artists and organisers including producer Abigail Addison from Animate Projects, scientist Bentley Crudgington, and curator Sarah Cook for the preview of Silent Signal, a touring exhibition that has now come to Dundee and taken on a different form in LifeSpace.

All are welcome to join the preview of this exhibition, after which the exhibition will be open to visitors on Saturdays from 11am-5pm or by appointment. 

Friday, 10 June 2016 - 12:30pm

Discussion about points of interest in the history of human guided evolution during the last 10,000 years, with the Center for PostNatural History director Richard Pell and University of Dundee researchers.

Programmed as part of That was then. This is now - an exhibition from the Center for PostNatural History telling the stories of the origins, habitats, and evolution of organisms that have been intentionally and heritably altered by humans, featuring current research specimens, and historical artefacts from the University of Dundee.

Thursday, 3 March 2016 - 5:00pm

Preview of our new exhibition, Hormonal, on the 3rd March at 5pm. More information about this exhibition can be found on the exhibition's page

Saturday, 7 November 2015 - 11:00am

Everyone is welcome to visit LifeSpace during the Life Sciences Open Day, on Saturday 7th November 2015 from 11am-5pm. The exhibition on display is Mat Flemming's Seeing through the see-through. This open day is part of Imagine, Explore, Discover - Science at the University of Dundee. 

Thursday, 29 October 2015 - 5:00pm
Sarah Cook, Mat Flemming, Alan Prescott

A preview of Mat Flemming's exhibition Seeing through the see-through takes place on Thursday 29th October 2015, 5-7pm. The preview includes an exhibition tour with the curator, artist and scientist at 5pm. Everyone is welcome for a look at the new exhibition and a drink. 

Saturday, 17 October 2015 - 3:15pm
Karen Guthrie

To coincide with the two-part exhibition Hearts & Minds, and to mark the closing day of the show at LifeSpace, Dundee Contemporary Arts presents Karen Guthrie and the multi-award winning film The Closer We Get.

Saturday, 19 September 2015 - 11:00am
Aidan Moesby

Join us from 11am on 19 September 2015 for Doors Open Day at the Discovery Centre and LifeSpace, as part of the National Doors Open Day event.

Artist Aidan Moesby will be present with curator Sarah Cook to talk about the current exhibition Hearts & Minds.

Tours will also be available throughout the rest of the afternoon as part of the main Life Sciences tour departing from the Street at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

Friday, 18 September 2015 - 5:00pm
Aidan Moesby, Jim Pattison, Ingrid Bell, Tamsin van Essen, Anne Milne

Join us for the preview of our new exhibition, Hearts & Minds, on September 18 at 5pm.

Exhibition tour with the curator and artists starts at 5pm.


Tuesday, 1 September 2015 - 4:00pm
Jo Hodges, Anne Milne, Louise Valentine, Tracy Palmer, Kasia Kokowska

“Antimicrobial resistance poses a catastrophic threat. If we don’t act now, any one of us could go into hospital in 20 years for minor surgery and die because of an ordinary infection that can’t be treated by antibiotics.”
Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the ability of microbes like bacteria, viruses and parasites to evade treatment by antibiotics and other drugs. This is an increasing threat to global health as new resistance mechanisms emerge and spread across the world. Microbial life has long captured the interest of many artists. So what can artists contribute to the interdisciplinary approach required to both tackle antimicrobial resistance, and increase public awareness of this important issue? Join us on Tuesday 1st September 4pm to find out more.