X-RAYS with The School of Looking: INVISIBLE LIGHT

A lunchtime talk with artists Anne Cleary and Denis Connolly of The School of Looking celebrating INVISIBLE LIGHT!


RAY DAY 2 – X-RAYS: See Through Me

Thursdays, 1pm – 1.40pm, starting on 15th October 2020

Free to attend but pre-booking is essential through Eventbrite.

Artists Anne Cleary and Denis Connolly, founders of The School of Looking, investigate the art and science of seeing in this series of lunchtime talks on their exhibition INVISIBLE LIGHT at the Crawford Art Gallery; funded by Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) Discover Programme and developed with scientific collaborators from Tyndall National Institute and Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC).

The School of Looking asks if we can imagine colours that we have never seen, what can we learn from X-Rays, Gamma Rays, and Infrared, and can a banana really create music?

This talk focuses on X-RAYS: See Through Me – X-Rays collected to collage the human body from head to toe in transparency! Using duotones, these highly coloured prints are neither negative nor positive.

Anne and Denis will be joined by Veronica Biolcati. Veronica is an Italian conservation scientist and currently a PhD student in Engineering Science – between Tyndall and Modern Irish at UCC.

Her research interests include the investigation of the materials and techniques used in Art, the characterization of visual and material changes, and the application of new methods for scientific studies. In 2019 she was a graduate intern at the Getty Conservation Institute of Los Angeles focusing on the technical examination of two 15th-century panel paintings by Ercole de’ Roberti. Previously, she was a fellow at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, working to develop a non-invasive technique for analyzing hand-painted black and white photographs.

In 2017, she joined the Art Institute of Chicago as part of her Master’s thesis internship, working on the examination of watercolors by John Singer Sargent. Veronica graduated from the University of Bologna with a M.Sc. in Heritage Science, received her B.Sc. in Conservation Science from the University of Ferrara with a thesis focused on earthquake-induced damage on heritage buildings.

The exhibition consists of artworks investigating different forms of invisible light – from the mysterious gamma ray to the familiar radio wave.

Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for updates on THE SCHOOL OF LOOKING: INVISIBLE LIGHT and Crawford Art Gallery.

Image: © The School of Looking, See Through Me, 2020, Giclée print on archive paper, 250 x 100 cm.

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