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Abstracted - Where Science Meets Art and Music

Abstracted - Where Science Meets Art and Music

Abstracted poster

Jerri Bartholomew, Professor, Dept of Microbiology, OSU

This body of work is titled Abstracted. The purpose of a scientific abstract is to distill the contents of a paper. Abstraction in art involves the use of shapes, colors, and forms to create a composition that may, or may not, have a visual reference.

“Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes” – Arshile Gorky.

In this series, scientific articles (mostly the artist’s) are abstracted to varying degrees and in different ways – using paper collage, glass, and music. Each step of abstraction loses scientific data and precision. But by becoming less literal, abstraction encourages the viewer to curiosity, to questions, and to participation in the work.

Video tour and multimedia compositions from the exhibition.

This exhibit also features a data sonification video "Murky Waters" by Jason Fick, and a collaborative performance video "Weapons of Microdestruction: Retelling the Story of a Parasite and Pacific Salmon in Four Movements" by Dana Reason and Andrew Myers.

Weapons of Microdestruction

Murky Waters