Thanks so much to Oliver Leamy who took time to interview the organsiers and artists involoved in Boundary Work I. See olivers work at the youtube channel linked from the video above.
Boundary Work I opened last Friday in the Wandesford Quay Gallery in Cork, Ireland. The show was officially opened by Dr. Niall Smith, Head of Research, at Cork Institute of Technology and has received a very positive response. This is possibly due to the high quality works and ideas submitted by all teh participants involved. The work on show until the 27th November involve contributions from artists, scientists, and designers based in Ireland, England, Scotland, mainland Europe, North America and Australia.
Overall the show attempts to address the view that boundaries between different fields of knowledge continue to dissolve. The growing interest in crossing the scope of knowledge and methodologies from these fields, while risky, may open gateways to new paradigms that serve contemporary society more effectively.
If you are around Cork do take the opportunity to drop in to the gallery. Further detailed information can be accessed at the exhibition website: http://www.transculturetek.com/boundarywork.
Had a very interesting meeting yesterday with Dr. Hugh McGlynn and Dr. Siobhán O’Sullivan who kindly introduced me to the research in the Department of Biological Sciences at Cork Institute of Technology. There are a number of different research strands within the department that involve genetic manipulation and artificial scaling of DNA splices to produce solutions for viral and bacteria based diseases. Through the discussion it became evident that there was an abundance of data from their research that may be applicable for use within artworks. This meeting is to be followed up with further contact and interviews with researchers to get a more practical understanding of both the objectives of their studies and the data they produce.