In Flux // Frequencies + Connections

In Flux // Frequencies + Connections

Date: 9th Nov 2017 - 23rd Nov 2017
Time: 10-5pm Mon - Fri
Venue: James Barry Exhibition Centre

CIT STEAM Award Exhibition 2017

CIT Arts Office presents this annual award to one or two artists at the CIT CCAD Fine Art & Contemporary Applied Art Degree Show who’s work responds to or investigates
scientific themes, processes, or methodologies, in new and innovative ways.

This year's recipients Liudmila Kalinka & Shane Power are invited to show their work in an exhibition at the James Barry Exhibition Centre in Nov 2017 that coincides with CIT Science Week.

Liudmila Kalinka // Artist Statement

My work is heavily influenced by scientific
discussions about the connections between
learning activity and the development of the
brain. Research over recent years has shown that certain regions of the adult brain can generate new neurons and new synapses. Therefore adults can keep growing their brain and protect cognitive functioning as they age, while reduced cognitive function can age us prematurely and reduce life expectancy. The work explores cognitive development during the learning process.
The installation is based on the analysis of
personal data obtained by self-tracking and
recording selected study activities and time
spent on each of them. Graphs and maps
present how the brain develops during the
period of time while undertaking certain tasks.
The chosen learning activities are indicated
using different colours. The colour orange is used to represent reading, green for writing, pink for listening, blue for making, plum for using a computer, and light-blue colour represent time away from those activities.
The work aims to represent the connections
between learning activity and the development
of the brain. It also seeks to create a greater
understanding of how learning can develop new connections between neurons, which help offset brain cell loss due to aging or disease.

Shane Power // Artist Statement

Born out of the culmination of research into
mathematics in nature and a unique adaptation
of cymatic process, the artist presents 6 unique images made from the capture of vibrational sine waves. The visual representations of these particular frequencies were captured in a cameraless photograph on fibre-based paper and developed by hand.
The frequencies selected are from a scale
known as the solfeggio scale. A scale which
divides the scientists and the spiritualists, some believing the scale to be nothing more than a mix up of archetypal representations with human conventions. Others believe the scales frequencies to have ethereal qualities in healing and harmony.
In the work ’solfége, cymatica’, these
photograms are presented with their equivalent
stimulant frequencies in an attempt to explore
supposed ethereal and sacred qualities of the
scale. By creating an immersive environment
around the pieces the artist pushes to blur the
boundaries between mathematics, nature and

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