WEARABLE: A collaboration between myself, Edinburgh College of Art and the Edinburgh Neuroscience Department. Will be on display during the Neuroscience Day at the Royal College of Physicians 20th March 2013.
Over the past two centuries, within the natural sciences, the visual representation of scientific theories has become an essential and integral part of communication and understanding among scientists. Even more important is visual representation for the popularization of science, bringing science to the public, especially in our age of multi-media mass communication.
Adding a further dimension of popularization to the neuro-scientific work, I printed both patterns onto silk twill textiles and made these into various garments. A very specialized kind of knowledge is thus presented to a public that is most likely is completely unfamiliar with this significant biomedical research. My idea is to burst the bubble of secluded research and open it up to the general public and give them the opportunity vicariously to participate by wearing clothes that give expression to the research and theories on which many modern biomedical advances depend.
My work, entitled WEARABLE, looks at the subject matter of neuroscience and
its function as a whole. I am interested in looking at a specialized topic from a non-specialized point of view. To me as an artist, it is an exciting challenge to translate white coat lab work by bringing it from behind locked doors to the outside world.