March SEED Salon: GRACE WEIR and IAN ELLIOTT
presenting BENDING SPACE TIME IN THE BASEMENT
The March SEED salon will present screenings of video work by artist Grace Weir, including Bending Space Time in the Basement, Dust Defying Gravity and The Darkness and the Light. Dublin-based artist Grace Weir takes a deliberately low-tech approach to science, exploring the extraordinary process whereby the simplest materials can be used to make claims ranging over vast reaches of space and time. The everyday is juxtaposed to the universal, and time and space themselves are the subjects of household experiments.
The works screened at the March SEED salon are the result of a series of collaborations between Grace Weir and astrophysicist Ian Elliott.
GRACE WEIR has exhibited internationally for a number of years. She has recently had solo exhibitions at the Experimental Art Foundation in Adelaide, Australia and Cornerhouse in Manchester and represented Ireland at the 2001 Venice Biennale, and previously exhibited at the PS1 institute, New York, and The Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.
Trained as an experimental physicist, Dr IAN ELLIOTT carried out research in solar physics at Dunsink Observatory, Dublin, and in the United States. He is involved in promoting the informal learning of science and he chairs the Royal Dublin Society, Science & Technology Committee.