Deconstructing Patterns at the Francis Crick
This is the first proper (and more importantly, free) exhibition at the futuristic (and vast) new secular temple on Midland Road. It showcases new collaborations between scientists and artists in the field of sculpture, film and spoken word. Presented over three ‘zones’, it explores different molecular and cellular patterns studied at the Crick, each one introduced by a unique artist commission. Within each zone, visitors can listen in on conversations between artists and scientists as they reflect on different ways of seeing. The intention? An introduction to the world of microscopic patterns only revealed by tools and technologies. From 1st Feb to 1st Dec. Open Wed to Sat 10am – 4pm. The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road, NW1 1AT, more here.
Weaving knowledge sculpture
This spring Knowledge Quarter – the local organisation that counts Google, the British Library and The Guardian amongst its members – has partnered up with developers British Land for a new site-specific installation at Regent’s Place called Weaving Knowledge. The idea is to celebrate “the wealth of knowledge” that is being produced in the immediate area – and snappily revitalise the stretch between 338 and 350 Euston Road at the same time.
With that in mind, a woven canopy of coloured ropes will be adorned with bespoke 3D-printed word plates that represent the different meanings for the question “What is Knowledge?” These will be provided by the general public on an open online platform, with new words added for the duration. The organisers hope the result will transform the local architecture, creating a “tunnel of meaning, texture and colour”. Sounds intriguing, right? Follow @KQ_London for more info