On view now through December 1st is "Deconstructing patterns," a group exhibition at The Francis Crick Institute featuring the artistic results of collaborations between artists and Institute scientists in sculpture, sound, and film.
Emphasizing the microscopic patterns that comprise our natural world, this exhibit explores molecular and cellular biology on the macro scale through three themes: Infinite Instructions, Transforming Connections, and Breaking Symmetry.
Infinite Instructions: Artists Sarah Howe and Chu-Li Shewring created the poetry and soundscape piece A New Music, a work about the genome, by collaborating with staff in the Advanced Sequencing Facility.
Transforming Connections: Artist Helen Pynor worked with staff in the Visual Circuitry Assembly Laboratory to create a number of sculptures including One element of 'Random precision_Countless intimate acts', which is inspired by the development of visual circuitry in the Drosophila melanogaster, or common fruit fly.
Breaking Symmetry: The group KaleiKo worked with staff in the Polarity and Patterning Networks Laboratory to create Selection, a film inspired by polarity in cellular division.