JENNIFER CROUCH
Art-science practitioner and researcher
CV

Selected works:
  1. Drawings
  2. Paintings
  3. Textiles
  4. Ceramics
  5. Prints
  6. Workshops


“Recorporealising MRI Data” PhD artwork:
  1. MRI: physics and data
  2. Phantoms
  3. Art object as scientific device
  4. Weaving patterns
  5. Yarn wrappings // lab maps 
  6. Body-loom assemblage
  7. Woven-work
  8. Research maps
  9. Painted cartographies


Workshops, exhibitions & public engagement:
  1. Membranes
  2. Public engagement of science /Art-Science Workshops
  3. Synthetic Biology workshops
  4. The Clearing: A project from the future
  5. Reitir
  6. Arctic Circle Residency
  7. Jiggling Atoms
  8. Invisible Structures
  9. Books


Other work:
  1. Embroidery symbols
  2. Geology paintings
  3. The Moss Crest Project
  4. Flatland paintings
  5. The Magic Calendar
  6. Probability
  7. Dissecting Room Drawings
  8. Other ceramics
  9. Radio Club
  10. Sunk Season
  11. Epecuen (mural/installation)
  12. A Vague Inventory of Ailments and States



Biography —
Info
  1. Dr. Jennifer Crouch is an art-science practitioner working in sculpture, textiles, drawing, installation and painting. They have a background in physics and medical illustration and experience working as an artist in scientific laboratories, on expeditions in the Arctic Circle, with communities, and as part of local and international art projects. 
  2. Jennifer has guest lectured at universities across the UK and Europe, teaches textile arts at Morley College London, is fashion lead at NewVic FE College, and is an associate lecturer on the MA in Art and Science at Central Saint Martins, London. 
  3. They have published books on popular science and anatomical art. 
  4. Jennifer is a queer slug and keen gardener interested in liminality, composting, LBGTQ culture & experiences, textiles, kink, magic and the absurdity of the cosmos.

Mark
JIGGLING ATOMS

Jiggling Atoms is a multi-disciplinary project exploring the wonders of physics with an emphasis on learning, dialogue, knowledge exchange and collaboration. We explore the role of visual communication in physics and the use of abstract and creative thought in science. Founded on our shared belief in cross-disciplinary education and a desire to create and design experiences through which people can learn about the sciences as experience interesting works of art, design and illustration.

Most of our everyday life is invisible: the air we breathe, the chemical reactions in our bodies, the heat from the sun, gravity, electricity, radio waves, the calculations done by your computer. How do these invisible things work can only be understood through their effects, which scientists seek to describe through experiments and simulations. Developing ways to describe what experiments and simulations tell us about the material nature of reality is extremely tricky – but creating ways of explaining what we understand about nature is something humans have always endeavoured to do. Be it 8th century visions of the cosmos or advanced computer simulations of galaxy formation, modes of representation or ‘ways of seeing’ is a key interest of ours.

By questioning the role of creative thought and practice in society through workshops and introducing artists to the world of physics through lectures and discussing the common misconceptions of physics, not only how physics is done and how it describes the world but the political and social dimensions of scientific practice. Through moving image, interactive art, books, objects, effigies and prints, public exhibitions, participatory workshops, discussions and debates we persevere in opening up the conversation between art and science to all members of society.

Previous guests/ Lectures: Dr Radmila Topolovic, Patrick Stevenson-Keating, Mark Pilkington ~ Strange Attractor Press, Joe Banks ~ Disinformation, Super/Collider, Nervous Steven, Professor Jon Butterworth, Robin Ince, Adrian Holme.

PRESS: It's Nice That, The Guardian, First Thursdays, Camberwell Blogs, VNA, FQXi,, WRAP Magazine

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