Cellular Dynamics

Music and imagery

Launched in February 2017, Cellular Dynamics is a unique visual and musical exploration of biology, capturing fascinating yet rarely-seen elements of laboratory research culture. In a series of events that blurs the boundaries between science and the arts, biological research is explored alongside live musical performance.

The Project

Developed as a collaborative project between Dr. Dan Lloyd (School of Biosciences) and Deputy Director of Music Daniel Harding (Music Department), images and film are presented alongside live performances of music for single and two pianos, including works by Philip Glass, John Cage, Tarik O’Regan and Gavin Bryars, performed by Daniel Harding and Matthew King; visuals and music combine to create a suitably meditative atmosphere in which to explore fundamental processes within living cells. The project explores visual culture emerging from cutting-edge research from the School of Biosciences, revealing hidden beauty within experimental data, live cell imaging video and laboratory spaces.

The Exhibition

In an ancillary exhibition also curated by Dr Dan Lloyd, Cellular Dynamics is enhanced by a collection of images, each generated through engagement with current research. Every image shown has a story to tell, and explores cutting-edge research in the fields of biomedical science, biochemistry, genetics and biotechnology.

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Each audio visual presentation is live on YouTube:

Cellular Dynamics: an introduction

Cellular Dynamics: Abstract

Cellular Dynamics: Materials and Methods

Cellular Dynamics: ‘Super models’

Cellular Dynamics: Divide

Cellular Dynamics: Crystalline

Cellular Dynamics: Infect