January 2012: Astra Zeneca science/art commission

OPTOGENOME I - How do chemicals feel


The Science/Art collaboration with the  Infectious Disease and Oncology research scientists at Astra Zeneca’s Waltham, Massachusetts laboratories has been successfully realized. These enormous collaborative artworks now hang in both AZ’s research centre and in their corporate board room in London. Born out of an art residency in the summer of 2011 these images explore the interface between the humanity and science in the early 21st century.


How do chemicals feel – 2012

In all visual representations of information preconceived structures and languages control perceptions. In the world of the science laboratory these parameters manifest themselves not only to define but also limit the vocabulary of colour, symbol and form. Built from multiple layers, How do chemicals feel  provokes a viewpoint at odds with conventional practice and in turn asks questions about which questions we ask.