Scheduled to take place each summer, the COSMOS commission invites an international artist to collaborate with the scientists at the Jodrell Bank Observatory. A collaboration between Abandon Normal Devices (AND) The University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Observatory and bluedot festival, COSMOS will allow artists to experiment and delve into the data collected by the Lovell Telescope and others, as well as gain a new perspective on Jodrell Bank’s research.
For 2017, the award winning Tokyo-Based Media Artist, DJ and Programmer, Daito Manabe and technicians from Rhizomatiks Research worked with scientists during a residency at Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics in May 2017, before returning to Japan and working with his Rhizomatics Research team to create a new artwork to inspire audiences at the bluedot festival.
Join the Panel this afternoon to find out how the artists, scientists, and others worked together to realise this year’s spectacular installation.
Panel members are: Professor Teresa Anderson (Chair – Director, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre); Artist Daito Manabe; Astrophysicist Professor Tim O’Brien (Associate Director, Jodrell Bank Observatory); Projection specialist Pod Bluman (Bluman Associates); Engineer Simon Blakeney (Arup); and Director Gabrielle Jenks (AND).