Art And Science: Strings At Frieze (London)

From Plus magazine:

This year’s Frieze Art Fair in London is going to tempt its arty audience with a little string theory. A project developed by David Berman, a physicist at Queen Mary, University of London, and the US artist Jordan Wolfson will invite visitors to view the show together with a string theorist, who will talk about his trade while touring the exhibition. The aim is to open up unconventional perspectives on the art works on display.

If you’ve got a ticket to the Frieze Art Fair, taking place between the 15th and 18th of October, then you can sign up to a string theory tour, led by one of eight string theorists involved, on the day you attend. For those who daren’t go so close to a string theorist just yet, there’s another way of engaging with the project. The public’s response will be recorded and re-enacted in front of Frieze visitors the following day, turning the project itself into a performance.

I used to be a theoretical physicist working in this general area, so I might just go along!

Frieze Art Fair takes place every October in Regent’s Park, London. The fair showcases new and established artists to an international audience.


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