The Art and Science of Linen

Description

As part of the NI Science Festival, the Linen Biennale and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) are hosting an evening on the art and science of linen.

Join artists Anna Dumitriu and Alex May in conversation following a showing of the video artwork 'The Art and Science of Linen'. This video artwork was created by Anna, Alex, and microbiologist Dr John Paul, with sound by Martin A Smith. It looks at the whole ecology of linen production from the bacteria used to break down the flax in retting tanks, to the industrial production of linen and its cultural importance.

Hear about heritage crafts, such as natural dyeing, and how they link to modern microbiology. Alex will highlight the manual processes filmed in Northern Ireland and the editing, from his background in VJing, which is the creation or manipulation of imagery in real-time through technological mediation.

This event is part of NI Science Festival 2018.

Booking

To book your place, please visit www.nisciencefestival.com

Venue

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
2 Titanic Boulevard
Belfast
BT3 9HQ
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Date

22 Feb 2018 ‐ 7pm - 8.30pm

Price

Free

Venue website

www.nidirect.gov.uk/proni

Map

Directions to Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

PRONI is approximately 1.5 miles from Belfast City Hall. Cross Queens bridge and keep left, passing the Odyssey Arena on your left. Pass through the junction and Titanic Boulevard is on the left immediately after the Citibank building. PRONI is on the left hand side. If approaching by the M1 Motorway from the west, continue onto the Westlink and then onto the M3 (heading towards Bangor). At junction 1 take the A2 exit to Belfast (the exit for the Odyssey), turn left towards Sydenham Road then take the first right onto Sydenham Road. Turn left onto Titanic Boulevard immediately after the Citibank building and PRONI is on the left hand side. If approaching by the A2 Sydenham bypass from the east, take the exit on the right towards Dee Street. Turn left at Dee Street then at the roundabout take the first exit onto Sydenham Road. After about half a mile turn right into Titanic Boulevard. PRONI is on the left hand side. If approaching from the north by the M2, continue onto the M3 (heading towards bangor). At junction 1 take the A2 exit to Belfast (the exit for the Odyssey), turn left towards Sydenham Road then take the first right onto Sydenham road. Turn left onto Titanic Boulevard immediately after the Citibank building and PRONI is on the left hand side.

Venue

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
2 Titanic Boulevard
Belfast
BT3 9HQ
Read More ›

Date

22 Feb 2018 ‐ 7pm - 8.30pm

Price

Free

Venue website

www.nidirect.gov.uk/proni