Monday, September 26, 2005


October 4, 7pm, Odessa Club (above The Odessa Restaurant, at 13 Dame Court, Dublin 2). Free.

In this SEED art-science salon, physicist and poet IGGY MCGOVERN presents his thoughts on science and poetry suitably laced with poems by Keats, William Rowan Hamilton, Miroslav Holub and others. This will be followed by the first public screening of KEN MCMULLEN'S new film ART, POETRY AND PARTICLE PHYSICS, based on interviews with John Berger and particle physicists at CERN in Geneva. The Director Ken McMullen will be joining us for the salon. The film, is an initiative of tthe Arts Council England's Interdisciplinary Arts Department, as part of the series Pioneers in Art and Science.

Iggy McGovern is Associate Professor of Physics at Trinity College. He won the RTE Rattlebag Poetry Slam in 2004. His first collection of poetry is 'The King of Suburbia', published by Dedalus Press 2005.

Ken McMullen is a Film Director and Artist living currently in London. His Feature Films are distributed world wide, his Documentaries broadcast extensively and his Art Works exhibited in leading contemporary art galleries in Europe, The United States and the Far East. His recent art work 'Skin Without Skin' was awarded 'The Prize for the Outstanding Work' in a major International Exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Bejing, June 2001.

Making Time art-science exhibition at Farmleigh

The Making Time exhibition at the new gallery space in Farmleigh House which opened tonight explores artists' notions of time, and includes work by Brigid Riley, Richard Long, Alexander Calder, Bill Viola, Katsushika Hokusai and the French artist and theoretical physicist Jacques Mandelbrojt. link

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Sean Hillen at the first SEED salon

Artist Sean Hillen explains the curious electromagnetic effects produced by introducing a quartz sphere into a prehistoric torc at the first SEED salon on September 19.

Dr. Atomic website

The Exploratorium has developed a website for John Adams and Peter Sellars' opera Dr. Atomic about J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Los Alamos Atomic Bomb project. Link

Friday, September 16, 2005

SEED salon: Sean Hillen -- 19 September


A SEED Art-Science Salon

Venue: Upstairs, 4 Dame Lane, Dublin 2
Date: Monday 19 September 2005
Time: 7pm
Cost: FREE

Artist Sean Hillen presents an exhibition and presentation titled: "Archaeology from Irelantis?". Though the title may be tongue-in-cheek, the joke is in fact that he's serious. Inspired by the idea that function is often expressed in form, Hillen points out and ponders certain isomorphisms (literally, similarities in shape) between archaic Irish artifacts and certain technological devices.

About the artist
Well known for his collage and photomontage works, artist Sean Hillen is also a sometime inventor (he was a prizewinner in the 1990 UK Design council 'Year of Invention' competition) and as well as public sculpture commissions and video for BBC TV and Super Furry Animals, has also made 'special effects' for the theatre. He studied at Belfast college of Art, The London College of Printing and the Slade School. His work can be seen at .