I work cross-discipline, creatively and collaboratively, taking inspiration from scientific practice that embraces concepts of data, code, mutable materials, rekindled history, technology and environmental concerns and rephrases them from an art perspective. Projection, sound, video installation, light, sensors, print and sculpture is my current media of choice. I create multidiscipline teams for different projects as a lead artist, producer and director. We operate as a symbiotic relationship; they are inspired by my ideas, curiosity and ambitions for creating work and together we form the work. Scientists, dancers, composers, sculptors, fine artists, performers, sound- lighting designers and/or community groups come together to create art that is tangible, surprising, relevant and inclusive.
Diana Scarborough is an artist-engineer whose collaborative practice is inherently cross discipline with a technology and contextual bias. She takes her inspiration from research and science, working with world leaders in the fields of astronomy nano- biotechnology materials and space weather data with an eco-focus. Her interest lies in revealing beauty, playfulness, emotion and meaning in the science and make it present as art using film, sound, live performance projection combined with traditional fine art practices. Overlays of codes and text in plays with the boundaries of perception at the point where pattern becomes decoded to give meaning or not!
Public engagement is a key part of her practice which includes an art teaching element. Diana provides art tuition, public lectures, outreach workshops and CPD courses at all academic levels inspired by her art. collaborations and her passion for art-science and engineering.
She worked as a Lead Telecommunications Engineer for many years managing a team and designing control room interfaces, control systems, RADAR and communication networks on international projects in the Oil an Gas Industry and R&D, so her current artist practice is a logical extension of this.
Early Career Fact: As a technical specialist at a Naval Dockyard in Sydney Diana modified and repaired countermeasures equipment and SONAR on ships and submarines from the age of 18!
Diana provides bespoke art teaching, creative art workshops, CPD, public lectures and conference workshops inspired by her multidiscipline practice, teaching experience and passion for engineering, the environment and science. She is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and has an MA Printmaking (Cambridge School of Art), BA Fine Art (KABK, Netherlands) and a BSC Electronic Engineering (York, U.K).
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