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Artists' Talk: boredomresearch

Event date: 
Saturday, 26 November, 2016 - 11:00 to 12:00
Event location: 
LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery
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boredomresearch, artist duo made up of Vicky Isley and Paul Smith, worked together with Dr Paddy Brock to create their generative work AfterGlow. This continuously changing animation presents a terrain progressively illuminated by glowing trails, evocative of mosquito flight paths. These spiralling forms represent packets of blood, carried by mosquitoes infected with Plasmodium knowlesi, a malaria parasite recently found to jump the species barrier from monkey to human. The infection left in the wake of wandering macaques as they search the island for food reveals the intimate relationship between disease and environment. 

Amongst other objects, the artists have selected a macaque skull to reflect on their work on display in the gallery. This talk will allow the artists to expand on their selection of these objects on loan from the University of Dundee Museum's collection, as well as discuss the research that has led to the work and their collaboration with Dr Paddy Brock. AfterGlow is displayed during the entire length of the exhibition, which will close on the 26th November after this final event of Silent Signal.