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Exhibition Launch: Cat Scott, Encounter with a Bubble

Saturday, 9th March @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Join us for a day of celebration as we open our first exhibition, ‘Encounter with a Bubble’ by Cat Scott. We are also running a day of family activities to coincide with the opening – see here for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/543976052778763/

Encounter with a Bubble, Saturday 9th March – Saturday 27th April

Encounter with a Bubble is a sound and video installation which allows you to step inside a living ecosystem of bubbles. Experience each individual bubble form, grow, pop and collapse. Imagine you have shrunk in size to a 1:1 scale, as if you were a bubble submerged inside the landscape. Immerse yourself into a space that we, as humans, cannot physically get inside of ourselves.

Like the universe, the bubble is a living and evolving world. Bubbles connect you and me, as we contain them inside our bodies. We also encounter many bubbles in our everyday lives. Stop for a moment, to observe the bubbles we regularly encounter in our own living world.

This project was created during a residency in collaboration with Dr Kei Takashina (Senior Lecturer in Physics) at the University of Bath, in August 2018. The residency was funded by a Visions of Science Bursary, provided by the Andrew Brownsword Gallery at The Edge, University of Bath.

About Cat Scott

Cat Scott is an artist and independent curator based in Bradford, UK.

Cat uses scientific ideas to create artistic-led kinetic experiments that fit into a hybrid of contexts.

She is interested in the role of the artist to interpret cutting-edge scientific research from a personal perspective, through collaboration with specialists outside of her discipline. This enables her to create artworks that have a real depth and meaning. Collaboration is vital to her practice, to expand and develop her ambitious ideas into innovative projects that evoke questions about the universe that we live in.

Cat leads projects with artists, scientists and makers as an active member of The Superposition collective, as well as independently curating art and science themed exhibitions and events.

Cat is currently exploring the relationship between environments at extreme scales, Metaphysics and the bubble. The tools and materials that she is currently experimenting with are electronics, macro videography, underwater sounds and directional light and sound to create immersive experiences that allow audiences to feel as if they have entered into a new reality that defy the fundamental laws of physics. This allows audiences to feel as if they are stepping inside of spaces that we, as humans, can’t physically get inside of ourselves – such as a bubble.


Saturday, 9th March
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hope Street, The Galleries
Wigan, WN1 1AR United Kingdom