Chain Reaction exhibition celebrates art and science

chain reaction

Researchers from the School of Biosciences provided the inspiration for an exhibition that explores creative and scientific processes in response to the 30th anniversary of the invention of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). ‘Chain Reaction’ exhibition showcases new work created by six artists in liaison with scientists in the School of Biosciences. The artists spent time in the laboratory undertaking PCR and observing the culture within scientific laboratories. Their artistic outputs are on displain in the Sidney Cooper Gallery, St. Peter’s Street, Canterbury, from 22 November – 21 December 2013.

The image shown is part of the work by artist Sarah Craske, who used PCR to amplify genetic material isolated from daffodils for her work, ‘The Echo of Narcissus’.