sun late
Nov
28
6:45 PM18:45

sun late

join us on 28 November at the Science Museum Late for some solar themed activities. Artist Liz West will present a talk on light and perception, explaining how her artistic investigations into the nature of perception have revealed that our understanding of colour can only be realised through the presence of light. Diego Valente will be running a cyanotype workshop, intertwining one of the earliest photographic processes with modern technology, using digital images to print onto pre-sensitised cyanotype paper. There will also be an opportunity to make a solargraph camera with Anthony Carr, to capture long exposure pinhole camera photographs of the sun’s path.

Liz West is a British artist (b.1985) who graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2007. West’s broad body of work encompasses wall-based artwork, sculpture, and site-specific installations. West creates vivid environments that mix luminous colour and radiant light. West aims to provoke a heightened sensory awareness in the viewer through her works. She is interested in exploring how sensory phenomena can invoke psychological and physical responses that tap into our own deeply entrenched relationships to colour. West's investigation into the relationship between colour and light is often realised through an engagement between materiality and a given site. Our understanding of colour can only be realised through the presence of light. By playing and adjusting colour, West brings out the intensity and composition of her spatial arrangements.

Diego Valente is an artist based in London, studying an MRes at the Royal College of Art and co-director of the London Alternative Photography Collective. Valente has co-curated the London College of Communication photo book table for Offprint London at Tate Modern for two consecutive years and co-edits the S:KIN Journal together with Emma Backlund and Ramona Guntert. Group shows include Lumen: School of Light, Brighton Photo Fringe, Paper, Publication, Performance at Lychee One Gallery, Psyche Valuations at White Conduit Projects and Open Door at The Photographer’s Gallery.

Anthony Carr is an artist whose practice is in both photography and sculpture. Since graduating from Winchester School of Art with a BA in Fine Art, (specialising in Printmaking), he has developed projects in various genres from Landscape and Documentary Photography to more conceptual-based work. Carr has exhibited in a range of galleries, including Photofusion, Burghley House and FORMAT Photo Festival.

Photo Credit: NASA/Carla Thomas

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sound machines
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

sound machines

Join us on 5 Dec, 7pm for “sound machines”, part of super/collider’s “science of sound” series at Ace Hotel. There will be live performances of DIY sound machines from Graham Dunning and the opportunity to handle creations by Look Mum No Computer.

RSVP here

Graham Dunning will perform “Mechanical Techno” which comprises of several looping records which spin on the same axle, ensuring they stay in time. Dunning then layers up groove records, audio triggers, analogue synths and mechanical percussion such as cowbells or cymbals. The result is a fascinating live performance which can never be exactly replicated. Look Mum No Computer will perform, demonstrating how the machines work. He will then set up a range of DIY sound machines, including modular synths, the a hundred oscillator megadrone, a lightsaber theremin and circuit bent furbies, so that you have the opportunity to try the machines out for yourself.

Graham Dunning is a self-taught artist and musician, His live work explores sound as texture, timbre and something tactile, drawing on bedroom production, tinkering and recycling found objects. He also creates visual work, video and installations drawing on these themes. Graham has performed solo and in ensembles across the UK, Europe and Canada, and exhibited in the UK, Europe, New Zealand and USA. He teaches Experimental Sound Art at the Mary Ward Centre in London and also gives various independent workshops. He has released through Entr’acte, Seagrave, Tombed Visions and more.

Look Mum No Computer is a London based live electronic artist who takes his home made machines on the road to play music. He’s a multi disciplinary artist with exhibitions of his work under his belt as well as many live shows; from squat raves in Berlin to Warehouse setups in London. You might have seen some of his inventions floating around the internet, from bikes that have synthesisers, to 5000 Volt Jacobs ladders and Tesla coil drum machines.

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a plastic sea
Oct
12
to Oct 13

a plastic sea

join super/collider, Sail Britain and the Artist Expedition Society for a programme of events designed to inspire positive change for the oceans

in response to Sail Britain’s voyages this year, the event comprises a series of workshops, talks and exhibition exploring the themes of marine plastic pollution, ocean ecology and more to raise awareness of the importance of our marine environment. super/collider presents a talk by Sophie Thomas and sun printing workshop with super/collider co-director Melanie King.

Sophie Thomas MCIWM is a founding Director or Thomas Matthews Communication Design and Trustee of WRAP UK. She is a recognised leader in the investigation and promotion of circular economy design and has worked and lectured around the world, and exhibited in many countries across Europe and Asia. She designs, writes and talks about designing out waste, is one of the first designers to become a chartered waste manager, and has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship at UAL. Sophie has been investigating the marine plastic pollution for over 10 years, travelling around the world to see its impact. She is currently working with Common Seas to find global design solutions with real impact.

Melanie King is an artist and curator with a specific focus on astronomy.  She is co-Director of super/collider, Lumen Studios and the London Alternative Photography Collective.  Melanie is currently studying towards a practice based PhD in Fine Art at the Royal College of Art 

Find out more about the full schedule on the Sail Britain website.

Image Credit: Sophie Thomas

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nature of sound
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

nature of sound

Join super/collider on 29th August, 7pm at Ace Hotel for an evening of biology, neuroscience and soundscapes. RSVP here.

Dr Simon Jones will introduce the physiology of hearing and the intersection of reality, illusion and perception in the auditory world. How do animals use sound to navigate their own survival? How is noise pollution impacting the environment?

Professor Angus Carlyle will speak about the concept of deep listening, and the relationship between sound and the environment. The evening will end with a talk and sound performance by artist Antoine Bertin.

Dr Simon Jones has been a neurophysiologist since 2003. He has studied the way neurons vary their activity according to hormonal state, gate their own input, vary in responsiveness according to perceptual state and alter responses to identical stimuli according to context. He has been a researcher at Cambridge, Nottingham and Oldenburg Universities and UCL's Ear Institute.

Professor Angus Carlyle is a researcher at CRiSAP at the University of the Arts, London, where he is Professor of Sound and Landscape. The title of his professorship indicates the broad terrain that he is curious about exploring; he is also interested in how sound operates with other media, and how different media forms relate to questions of memory and the potentially productive tensions between the ‘artistic’ and the ‘documentary’. His creative work frequently involves collaboration.

Antoine Bertin creates experience bringing together science and sensoriality, environment and audio storytelling, data and music composition. His work has been shown at Tate Britain, Palais de Tokyo, Sonar+D, on NTS radio. He is the founder of sound-driven creative studio Sound Anything.

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Black Holes & Neutron Stars with Dr Victoria Grinberg
Jul
22
7:00 PM19:00

Black Holes & Neutron Stars with Dr Victoria Grinberg

join us at the Ace Hotel Downtown LA for an evening exploring black holes and neutron stars, some of the most mind-boggling objects ever conceived by physicists. As the remnants of dead stars and the engines at the centres of whole galaxies, they are key to our understanding of the universe. But they are tiny on cosmic scales and dark and so cannot be simply seen through an optical telescope.  How can astrophysicists observe something that is, on the first glance, invisible? In this talk, Victoria will discuss the approaches we have developed and some of the most groundbreaking observations we obtained in the recent years - or expect to obtain soon.

Dr. Victoria Grinberg is an astrophysicist at University of Tübingen, Germany. Previously, she has worked at MIT, USA, and at ESA, the European Space Agency, in the Netherlands. In her work, she uses data from space based observatories such as NASA's Chandra or ESA's INTEGRAL to understand some of the most extreme objects in our universe - neutron stars, black holes and the most massive giant stars. She is also especially interested in the intersection of (astro)physics, language and art.

Tickets $10. Book On Eventbrite.

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A Moon Gathering // super/collider x Ellie Tsatsou
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

A Moon Gathering // super/collider x Ellie Tsatsou

join super/collider for an intimate gathering focused on the Moon, inspired by the photographic project of Ellie Tsatsou entitled ‘Moon Series’. the Moon Series is a sequence of soft photographs of our earth's natural satellite, with the intention to allude the sense of scale of our known universe and to note a broader, wider perspective on life. as observed from various places of our planet, and by preserving the moon's perceived size as seen by the naked human eye, these photographs act as an invite to stargaze, intuit, gather and wonder.

the evening will commence with Ellie talking to Melanie King of super/collider about her wanderings into forming this ongoing project; the initiation pings, the gradual collection of conversations, the visual and sonic influences as well as all the poetry that has been embedded into these works. from Carl Sagan’s insightful ‘Cosmos’ to star-filled poems by Diane Ackerman and T.S.Eliot, Ellie will attempt to bring forth all the branches of one’s own journey into shaping a body of work inspired by the universe and show what is behind these minimal lunar photographs, shot during diverse moon phases and from various places around the globe since 2014.

Ellie will then be joined by performance artist Lorie Jo Trainor-Buckingham for a poetry performance that will bring to life the literary works that are enveloped in the Moon Series. the selected writings come from a wide spectrum of research, including works by Persian poet Rumi, ancient Greek poetess Sappho, as well as artists recently or currently active such as John Berger, John Cage and Mary Oliver amongst others. the evening will conclude with an acoustic set by musician hd hausmann intimately performing selected songs inspired by the moon, blended together with mystical sounds of the universe; radar echoes from Nasa’s sound archives, interstellar plasmawaves, whistler waves and more.

rose wine will be served in candlelight and a Moon inspired gift will be given to all our guests.

as space is limited, we would like to kindly encourage you to RSVP on Eventbrite

Ellie Tsatsou is a photographer & interdisciplinary artist whose work explores wonder, notions of home & intuition through the use of digital & analogue photography, film, editing & writing. she has been mentored by photographers Nick Knight (London, 2011/12) & Ryan McGinley (New York, 2013/14), and her body of work draws references from the minimalism of her homeland’s philosophical cores & the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi. she has recently exhibited her ‘Moon Series’ as part of ‘A Shade of Pale’, curated by Carrie Scott, at 180 Strand in London and her photographs are part of private collections in Washington DC, New York, London, Athens and Paris.

Lorie Jo Trainor-Buckingham is a London-born performance artist and Creative Director of A Taste Of Space; an artists studio. After graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2007 Lorie has curated exhibitions, seminars and performances as part of her studio. these events explored the different relationships between an audiences and 'the work'. as an artist her work is often site specific and is concerned with revealing or re framing what is already there. Lorie has been commissioned by The Tate Modern, Notting Hill Arts Club, Unilever and The ICA.

hd hausmann is a mostly studio based soundscape/folk music project of Grass House singer Liam Palmer, fusing traditional acoustic instruments with ethereal sound and noise scapes. 

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summer solstice party
Jun
24
12:00 PM12:00

summer solstice party

join us for an afternoon of solar-themed activities on the roof of the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch. learn about the Sun with astrophysicist Lucie Green and view our nearest star through the Ace Hotel in-house 204mm Dobsonian telescope, customised by super/collider, and also with Paul Hill's specialised solar telescope. we'll also be running a drop-in cyanotype workshop and curating art installations throughout the space

free but please RSVP here


Professor Lucie Green
Light takes eight minutes to reach Earth from the surface of the Sun. But its journey within the Sun takes hundreds of thousands of years. What is going on in there? What is light and heat? How does the Sun produce them and how on earth did scientists discover this? In her talk, Lucie will discuss how the Sun works (including what it sounds like), the latest research in solar physics and how a solar storm could threaten everything we know

Lucie Green is the Royal Society University Research Fellow and part of the UCL Space and Climate Physics Department. She is the author of 15 Million Degrees: A Journey to the Centre of the Sun and Chief Stargazer at the Society for Popular Astronomy, co-Chair of Astrofest, Chair of Governors at the UCL Academy and a member of the Advisory Board for the Science Museum

Paul Hill
Paul is an elected fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, co-presenter and writer of the popular Awesome Astronomy podcast, committee member of the world famous Baker Street Irregular Astronomers and has appeared on BBC News and Radio to discuss a range of astronomy and space issues as well as being interviewed on The BBC’s flagship astronomy program, The Sky At Night. He is also part of the team that runs the bi-annual, family friendly AstroCamp in the Brecon Beacons

image: the megalithic temple complex at Mnajdra combined with illustrations by Neasden Control Centre

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the cosmic sublime
Sep
12
8:00 PM20:00

the cosmic sublime

join us at The Collective Old Oak to explore the depths of the universe, learn about space telescopes and hear the stories behind astronomical photographs like Hubble’s Ultra Deep Field and the Pale Blue Dot, as popularised by Carl Sagan. how are these photographs created, and how do they help us to reflect upon our own existence?

Marek Kukula is Public Astronomer at Royal Museums Greenwich, home of the Royal Observatory and the Queen’s House art gallery. in 2015 he co-curated the exhibition dark frame/deep field at Breese Little Gallery in London to coincide with the New Horizons probe’s fly-by of Pluto. the exhibition showcased a number of works by contemporary artists alongside vintage NASA photographs, highlighting our ongoing desire to explore and map the cosmos

8-11pm
The Collective Old Oak
Old Oak Lane
London
NW10 6FF

FREE but RSVP required

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