UCD SCIENCE ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE 2014

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UCD SCIENCE ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE 2014

 …We’re having an open day for the Residency next Monday in UCD. If you’re free please come along! It should be fun… My studio will be open too! 
Speakers: Declan McGonagle, Director of NCAD
Prof. Joe Carthy, Dean of Science UCD
Prof. Lorraine Hanlon & Emer O Boyle, co-founders of UCD Art In Science
Prof. Andrew Deeks, President of UCD
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"Rhythm"

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I spent several weeks working on a piece that is featured at The Dock in Carrick-on-Shannon. This video documents the process while making the piece “Rhythm” at the RHA studios.  This is on view at the entrance to The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon. 2013-2014

"Rhythm"

Siobhan McDonald 2012

Video still, 1 min looped 

Speaker, Volcanic sound wave, tree branch and Indian ink.

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Desert Varnish

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… I was sitting in one of Tom’s lectures in UCD a few weeks ago and was fascinated by the idea of ‘Desert Varnish’

In 1832, a young Charles Darwin was acting as assistant to the captain and unofficial naturalist aboard the HMS Beagle. As the ship was anchored off the coast of South America near San Salvador, Darwin explored the shore, where he was intrigued by rock outcroppings that glittered in the sunlight and seemed burnished. He deduced that the rocks shone because of a coating of thin layers of metallic oxides, but he could not explain how it might have been made.

It is possible that the stuff that intrigued Darwin and so many after him is the end result of some very complex chemistry. But, no one has been able to reproduce that either. And so we have it: a natural phenomenon that exists in plain sight, and that after nearly 2 centuries of study remains a mystery.

From Weird Life by David Toomey. Publisher: W W Norton & Company

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