Arts & Science
The exhibition “Arts & Science” reveals itself on closer inspection: it presents images from the micro world of scientific fundamental research at The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging – wavelike shapes and colour explosions, but also direct images recorded with electron microscopes. There is a lot of room for interpretation and it is up to the observers to just let the beauty of the images sink in or to learn about the physics and chemistry behind the images from the accompanying texts in English and German.
“Arts & Science” is an initiative of the cluster of excellence. The members of CUI were asked to hand it aesthetically appealing pictures – regardless of their scientific significance or newsworthyness. A jury, which was joined by a professor from the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg (HFBK), identified the final selection. The result is a pure aesthetic view on research in natural sciences.
“Arts & Science” was shown for the first time from 1-15 June 2017 in the foyer of Hamburg’s City Hall. It is designed as a traveling exhibition, comprising 30 scientific visualizations, 14 photos of laboratories and experiments plus four information boards. All posters are printed in DIN A1 format on Alu-Dibond (aluminum composite material).
If you are interested in the exhibition, please send an email to cui.office"AT"cui.uni-hamburg.de.
Film about the exhibition:
Arts and science - how do these two go together? Go on a visual journey with our film about the exhibition (Photo: Thomas White).
Ingeborg Adler, Public Outreach CUI
Dr. Jörg Harms, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter
Prof. Peter Schmelcher, member of the Board of Directors CUI
Annika Schonefeld, Public Outreach CUI
Claudia Busch, former Managing Director CUI (until 2019)
Prof. Julia Lohmann, the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg (HFBK)
Photos and technical advisor:
Peter Garten, freelance photographer, Hamburg
1-15 June 2017, Hamburg City Hall
8-23 August 2017, Hamburg City Hall
23 August 2017 – 7 September 2017, European XFEL – accompanying the fetsive inauguration
1-14 November 2017, Center for Free-Electron Laser Science
16 January – 5 February 2018, Center for Free-Electron Laser Science
4 – 21 May 2018, European XFEL