FREE! Creative Dialogue with Bruce Gernand
- Date:Monday 9th May, 2011 3:11pm
Thursday 12th May, 2011 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Sculptor Bruce Gernand, inspired by the work of biologist D’Arcy Thompson’s transformational grids, has journeyed into the realms of biological dynamics to develop new sculptural forms. Using scans of animal specimens and custom-made software tools, he has morphed and blended digital meshes of different species to convey qualities of fluidity and mutability.
The convergence of zoological form and computational strategies is guided by a rather un-scientific and poetic concept: the chimera, a composite of different animal features which make a link with a long tradition in art where paradoxical conjunctions represent psychological integrations.
This talk will reveal the digital processes of this new work and explore the context of this AHRC funded project which involved collaborations with the Natural History Museum and the Cambridge Computer Lab. Bruce Gernand is a Research Fellow at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.