The Live Creature and Ethereal Things:
Physics in Culture
Edited by Fiona Crisp and Nicola Triscott
Published by Arts Catalyst, London.
“When we think about astrophysics and particle physics, we tend to see them as esoteric and impenetrable. The Live Creature and Ethereal Things: Physics in Culture re-presents these areas of physics as human, cultural and material activities through physicists’ personal reflections, conversations between artists and physicists, and artists’ works.”
– Dr Nicola Triscott
The Live Creature and Ethereal Things: Physics in Culture – edited by curator Nicola Triscott and artist Fiona Crisp, published by Arts Catalyst – is a collection of texts, images and conversations that present fundamental physics and the physics of the universe as human activities and cultural endeavours. Contributions by physicists, artists and curators examine the role of personality, power and culture in physics and discuss the value of cross-pollination between the practices of contemporary art and physics. These reflections shed light on the people and material practices of physics: from the vast underground particle physics laboratory at CERN, Geneva, used by half of the world’s particle physicists, and deep underground neutrino observatories in the UK, Italy and Antarctica, to super-computers that construct astonishing visualisations of the evolution of the universe.
Supported by The LeverhulmeTrust, Arts Council England and the Science & Technology Facilities Council.
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Fiona Crisp Hyper Passive
Monograph published by Matt's Gallery, London
'Crisp's work, with a striking clarity and purpose, challenges 'photography'...' Christopher Townsend
Hyper Passive is a celebration of Fiona Crisp's large-scale photographic work made over the past decade, including major projects realized during residencies at The Berwick Gymnasium, The National Trust and The British School at Rome.
Through focussing on work from the last ten years, Hyper Passive reveals the quietly persistent process of destabilisation running throughout Crisp's practice whereby coordinates of architectural space, time or states of being are re-ordered.
This lavishly illustrated 80-page colour publication, designed by the artist in collaboration with Phil Baines and Kate Lyons, includes an essay by Professor Christopher Townsend (Royal Holloway, University of London) and an interview with Alessandro Vincentelli (BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead). Published in June 2009 by Matt’s Gallery, London to coincide with the solo touring exhibition Subterrania (BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, Impressions Gallery, Bradford and Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall).
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