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ATRIA: A sound installation exploring the interface between art, science and technology by remapping cardiovascular development

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Matthias Wienroth



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ATRIA was an immersive sound installation that was the result of a dynamic, reflective dialogue between artist Deborah Robinson and biologist Simon Rundle during Robinson’s residency within the Marine Biology and Ecology Research Centre, Plymouth University. The work drew on theoretical ideas in developmental biology and the sociology of science and practical, laboratory investigations in developmental physiology. Data from videos of snail embryos used to map physiological function during development using conventional (scientific) diagrams were “remapped” as sound projections into a three-dimensional building space, transposing scientific knowledge into a public experience as a “mutable mobile.”

Publication metadata

Author(s): Rundle SD, Robinson D, Strang D, Wienroth M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Leonardo

Year: 2014

Volume: 47

Issue: 5

Pages: 443-449

Print publication date: 01/10/2014

Online publication date: 15/09/2014

Acceptance date: 31/08/2013

Date deposited: 06/06/2017

ISSN (print): 0024-094X

ISSN (electronic): 1530-9282

Publisher: MIT Press


DOI: 10.1162/LEON_a_00868


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