Diana Scarborough

Diana Scarborough

Multimedia Artist

ART-SCIENCE • CREATIVE ENGAGEMENT

Public Art Through Collaboration

ABOUT THE ARTIST

I create multi-disciplinary works that intersect art, technology, history and the environment. Referencing time, data, ecology, and the invisible sciences, my collaborative works feature short films, animations, installations, music and performance. Processes and beauty of space weather, nanoparticle activity and structure, historical developments of technology with its social-economic-climate implications, all feature in my work highlighting the forgotten, the unseen or global concerns transformed by art and science.

LATEST

‘Earth Time’ is an experimental installation inspired by space, time and climate change and designed as an ‘inside’ immersive experience. Glimpses of outside viewpoints and shifting projections allow visitors to construct their own narratives.

Diana Scarborough worked with 3 students from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (RCSSD) to explore and realise the possibilities of using Isadora software to create immersive and interactive art. Learning these new skills was made possible by an Arts Council England DYCP funding grant and RCSSD.

RECENT WORK – ‘SOUNDS OF SPACE’ AND BIO-NANO INVISIBILITY 

The ‘Sounds of Space Project’, is my ongoing collaboration with Dr Nigel Meredith, a space weather research scientist at British Antarctic Survey, and composer Dr Kim Cunio who is also Head of Music at the Australian National University. Together we make new meanings, interactions and visualisations of space ‘sounds’ through art. We intend our art-science inspired performances, talks, music, events and published papers to be a catalyst for cross-discipline explorations and dialogue, with a nudge for living a less impactful planetary co-existence. Our albums ‘Aurora Musicalis’ and ‘Celestial Incantations’ have received global attention and we continue to create more interpretations inspired by space weather. In another collaboration, as artist-in-residence at Fruk-Lab, Cambridge, I develop artworks inspired by nanoparticles and biology. Being fascinated by their scale, behaviour and alchemy, I seek ways to visualise and amplify their invisibility, offering up unexpected outcomes.

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