Jiggling Atoms

Jiggling Atoms is an exhibition and interactive experience running this week at The Rag Factory, which brings together the worlds of art and science in an unprecedented fashion. An interdisciplinary science and illustration project exploring the wonders of particle physics and supported by the Science and Technology Facilities Council and the Institute of Physics, 25 artists have come together to illustrate the world as seen through the eyes of a scientist.

By mixing knitting and black holes, paint and giant particle-detectors, the atomic space collides with the gallery space! Jiggling Atoms seeks to “increase the presence of science in the visual arts, opening a channel of science-oriented communication rarely used in this context or with this intensity.”

In short this is an exhibition that is bound to open your mind and get those cogs turning.

There is a private view this Thursday from 6-11pm where Jiggling Atoms resident physicist Malte Oppermann gives a talk on the project and beyond.

The show runs until 7th October and there are a range of different talks and workshops including the intriguingly named Electrickery Workshop by Jennifer Crouch, as well as printmaking and science life drawing. For a full run down of what’s on head to their website.