When: 26th July to 5th August 2017
Where: St John’s Centre, Leeds, West Yorkshire
£: Free. Workshop places can be booked via www.eventbrite.co.uk
What is it?
Are you interested in performing brain surgery on toys? Printing with sunlight? Or seeing gravity make sound? Then head to ASMbly Lab 2017, the 12 day arts, science and maker festival, taking place at the St John’s Centre in Leeds.
This curious mixture of interactive science museum, laboratory and studio space will offer a range of hands-on activities and workshops for all ages.
Running from 26th July to 5th August, The Superposition will be opening up their creative process to the public by hosting the ASMbly Lab project. A communal art studio and laboratory, participants come together to collaborate on existing projects and to create exciting new ones. This process is open to the public daily, allowing a unique perspective on the creative process of interdisciplinary practice.
It’s a unique opportunity to see ground-breaking science and art projects happening live, and talk to their makers about their work and even have a go yourself, like seeing your brain create a real whirlpool.
The festival workshop programme will include a diverse range of events such as perfume making workshops, rainbow badge workshops, Minecraft coding, Frankentoys, maker games, PatternCraft, and the art and science of shadow puppets.
Live Lab projects include the Memory of Form, In Transition (Quantum Mechanics and Gravity kinetic sculpture), Fluid Sculptures, Remaking the Stethoscope, Ice form project and Sculpting with Light.
On Wednesday 2nd August, Superposition will host an evening of thought-provoking talks from artist, scientist and maker perspectives. Exploring the similarities and differences between humans, puppets and robots, and discovering that in many ways, we are closer than we would like to admit. The panel of speakers will include neurobiologist Professor Samit Chakrabarty from the University of Leeds, puppeteer Anzir Boodoo from The Puppet Parliament, and a roboticist.
To complement the Lab, will be an exhibition of art/science/maker artworks and curiosities, including Mark Eaglen’s External View of the Observable Universe, Andy Sloss’ Perpetual Motion Machine, and Jim Bond’s Vessel; a kinetic sculpture exploring biomechanics of cells.
The festival culminates with a night of performance, featuring Leon Trimble, Mr Wobblyhead and the remarkable Frozen Music Collective, showing how your brain can make a live musical score.
The Superposition is a collaborative group based in Leeds that brings together like-minded artists, scientists and makers to work together and deliver interdisciplinary, interactive art and installation projects. Every year the group opens up their process to the public by hosting the ASMbly Lab project.
More info: www.thesuperposition.org