Plastic Silurian Monsters

Aug 03 Sat
2:00pm - 6:00pm @ The IFF

CW-plastic ball

Join the IFF’s Science and Art Resident Christine Wertheim and help construct a giant Silurian sea organism out of discarded plastic rubbish. Come and be part of an evolutionary art-work. All makers will be credited in the resulting work and exhibition.

We invite you to bring in your favorite plastic rubbish – particularly discarded airline earphones and headsets.

CW-Plastic balls + sticks

Plastic drinking straws and ball things awaiting construction into sea creatures,

The IFF’s 2013  Science and Art Residency extends the Institute’s interest in hands-on practices inspired by scientific themes by hosting thinker-makers who work at the boundary of the theoretical and material. During summer and fall, our two residents – Christine Wertheim and Jake Dotson – will take over the Institute to use it as a studio laboratory and space for public engagement. This year’s theme Being Formed, focuses around the question of how form arises in the natural world, a subject that has inspired philosophers and scientists from Aristotle and Kant to Darwin and Einstein.