At The Art of Science, it is our mission to connect scientists and science from around the world through visual and performance art
Science is founded on the creativity of the human mind, much like art. The various fields of science generate impressive pieces of data that can further spur the creativity of artists, thereby connecting worlds, languages, and people. We believe that connecting people is an essential aspect of human kind and that art is a universal language that can be used to inspire generations and further the development of knowledge and social values.
Spray painting is a versatile technique that is used at a global scale, enabling artists to express their feelings, their views of the world, and to convey messages throughout history. Merging science and art through spray painting is a way of promoting values important for both disciplines.
The event we are proposing will be organized as follows: scientific photos would be collected from scientists and approximately 50 pictures will be selected. They will be printed on high-quality paper and organized into an installation of, for example, 4m x 3m. A street artist will then spray paint across the assembled installation in a live event, open to viewers. With each image being modified by the spraying, the graffiti continues to connect individual scientific images, even after the installation is disassembled, symbolizing the collaboration between scientists.
The event will take place at the venue of the Prion 2023 meeting in Faro, Portugal, on October 17th.
With this project, we would like to stimulate the participation of young scientists from around the world, and to promote and popularize the awareness of contemporary scientific topics.