June 16, 2024


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Art and science intersect at UNB Art Centre

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Images of Mission Coriolis RQM-MEOPAR Octobre 2022 that type element of the artwork exposition. (Submitted: Jean-Christophe Lemay)

The fields of artwork and science are typically considered to be on distinct sides of the academic spectrum, but the UNB Artwork Centre is combining them for its upcoming bilingual exhibition on the Subway canyons in Quebec’s St. Lawrence Estuary. 

The exhibit, open up from Jan. 20 to Feb. 10, will permit people to explore the canyons as a result of poetry, photography, charts and scientific visualization.

The practical experience is one of a kind, as the above 10,000-12 months-previous canyons are commonly invisible to the human eye.

Marie Maltais, director of the UNB Artwork Centre, explained the development of the exhibit was a prolonged time in the creating.

“It usually takes around a year to prepare and do the function.,” Maltais stated.

“It’s a visualization of the operate that goes on at UNB.”

Producing this exhibit was a “huge collaborative effort” and took a lot of groups in different fields from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Quebec. Maltais stated artists and researchers comprehend one particular a further by their curiosity and share a popular regard for the environment which is out there.

“Once you understand every single other’s language, concepts and creativity appear from the identical supply,” she stated.

“Art and science are not that much off from a single one more. They are just distinctive forms of inquiry.”

Geo-investigator Audrey Limoges, part of the UNB Earth Sciences department, claimed she operates just as creatively as an artist when out in her field, whether or not that is by exhibiting traits in info or imagining the invisible phytoplankton she is working with.

“There are no definite boundaries to science and arts. They are interlinked,” Limoges explained. 

“When we produced the challenge, it was not independent. The artwork was integrated in the initial scientific project and vice-versa. We worked all with each other from the beginning.”

She and her team’s function in the exhibition displays the connectivity between geological, oceanographic and biological processes in the Subway canyons.

Considerably of the scientific operate carried out by Limoges and her 20-scholar workforce is demonstrated by way of photos of them on boats and ships.

The photos in this exhibit were being captured by Quebec nature and wildlife photographer Jean-Christophe Lemay, who has been a photographer given that September 2019.

He reported that there is splendor uncovered at the St. Lawrence Estuary, like the sunsets on the water, the underwater wildlife, and the winter storms that provide waves, winds and large tides.

“Being in a position to photograph [the scientists] on the industry can help making the bridge among the scientists and the typical public, which is so crucial,” Lemay reported.

“ I hope the viewers receives a various standpoint on how science, poetry and images can appear jointly as a person.”

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