Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Prize Lecture
Arts Director Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Artists must have their heads stuck under the pillow not to be intrigued by the implications of the plethora of new scientific research findings announced daily. Siân Ede will look at the work of a number of leading artists who have engaged with contemporary science, whether robustly or subtly, in order to reflect a different and sometimes bizarre take on new ideas. She will also address the vexed question as to how far an artistic approach can actually influence the practice of science.