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Experiments with the Invisible
Keynes Library, School of Arts, Birkbeck College, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD
Experiments with the
Invisible explores the various
ways the ‘invisible’ or ‘taboo’
can be portrayed or
visualized in the Arts.
Previously ‘hidden’ elements
from biology, chemistry, and
physics are ‘stolen’,
reimagined and find visual
Talks and exhibitions
with Jayne Wilton and
Adrian Hornsby
11th May 2015 18.00-20.30
For more information email Dr Grace
Halden ([email protected])
Adrian Hornsby is a writer who sees stories as music and time in landscapes. His work is characterised by an intensely melodic
use of language, and vivid scenes blown across vast interior spaces. Moods range from the subversively funny to the
malevolently beautiful. Hornsby’s writing covers a remarkable compass of forms and interests — including theatre, opera, film,
essays and non-fiction books; and ranging in subject from teenage runaways on stony beaches to hydroponic tomatoes in the
Middle East. Jayne Wilton is a visual artist who explores the breath as a unit of exchange between people and their
environments. Her practice uses darkroom processes with drawing, photography, video and sound to capture the usually invisible
trace of breath as it moves across a surface. Previous collaborations include working with scientists at CERN responsible for the
Higgs boson discovery, and with Physicists at Brunel University during a Leverhulme funded residency (2012). During 2014 she
was awarded an Arts Council Grant for the Arts to work with Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to
visualise the breath of staff and patients with COPD.