Tunnelling Art & Science 2015 – A collaborative exhibition by students from UCD College of Science and NCAD Fine Art.
The exhibition was held in the Outreach Laboratories, the O'Brien Centre for Science UCD, in April 2015.
2015 was The International Year of Light and the students worked with painting, sculpture, installation, sound and video to understand and share ideas on the subject. They created their projects together in the studios at NCAD and in the lab/studios at UCD College of Science.
Also included in the exhibition was a stunning sculptural installation that spanned two storeys of the spiral staircase in the O'Brien Centre for Science. The artwork was created with 5km of fishing line, 15m of wooden dowels and 28 retort stand clamps. Threaded across the main stairwell of the 3rd and 4th floors, it was called Fermat's Piano, after the physicist who proposed a principle that governs the path that light can take. Created by Mauro de Luca (3rd yr Theoretical Physics), Michele Hetherington (2nd yr Fine Art Print) and David Rogers (3rd yr Physics with Astronomy and Space Science).
Tunnelling Art and Science is a module run by UCD Art In Science and offered to UCD Science and NCAD Fine Art students as part of our education strategy.