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From creativity to cosmology: understanding space through art

Where language ends: Antony Gormley’s discourse series


Wednesday 27 November 2019
6.30 — 7.45pm

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Antony Gormley & Dr. Priyamvada Natarajan, Lunatick (still), 2019.

Film. Courtesy of Antony Gormley Studio and Acute Art.

Join our panel as we question how artists can contribute to our understanding of the world around us as we explore the relationship between physics, cosmology and reality in relation to art.

Antony Gormley’s art often examines what it means to exist as a physical body in the world. Inspired by his creative practice, our panel deliberates whether art can contribute to our understanding of the world, and seeks to understand the relationship between mind, body and space within science.

Theoretical astrophysicist, Priya Natarajan, joins Semiconductor, the artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, to discuss how they can give explanation to the unknown. John O’Shea, Head of Programming for Science Gallery London, chairs this discussion exploring how artists have collaborated with astronomers to question, understand and represent cosmology and physics.


John O‘Shea (chair) is the Associate Director, Creative, for Science Gallery London, a new gallery at London Bridge (part of King’s College London) where artists are commissioned to work in relation to emerging science and technology.

Priya Natarajan is Professor in the Departments of Astronomy and Physics at Yale University. She is a theoretical astrophysicist interested in cosmology, dark matter and black holes.

Semiconductor is UK artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt. Their artworks explore the material nature of our world and how we experience it through the lens of science and technology. Often producing works through intensive research into scientific disciplines, Semiconductor look closely at the techniques and processes scientists use to gain an understanding of nature and the physical universe.

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Wednesday 27 November 2019

6.30 — 7.45pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£15, £9