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The Box presents: Glass Microbiology at At-Bristol

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The Box presents: Glass Microbiology at At-Bristol


The Box celebrates the synergy between art and science, and features exhibitions and artists that occupy the exciting space where art and science meet.

Through jewel-like sculptures, Glass Microbiology brings the invisible world of viruses to life.

4 Feb - 4 Sep

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About Glass Microbiology

Jewel-like glass sculptures create a powerful encounter with the microscopic world. The objects in this body of glasswork almost appear to belong in the realm of imagination but are all accurate representations of deadly viruses and microbiology.

Jerram’s sculptures were designed in consultation  with virologists from the University of Bristol, using a combination of different scientific photographs and models. They were made in collaboration with glassblowers Brian Jones and Norman Veitch.

About Luke Jerram:

Luke Jerram's multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects. Living in Bristol, UK but working internationally, Jerram has created a number of extraordinary art projects over the last 18 years which have excited and inspired people around the globe.

Jerram is known worldwide for his large scale public engagement artworks. ‘Park and Slide’ a giant 90m water slide presented on Park Street in Bristol in May 2014. With 96,573 requests for a 'ticket to slide', more than 65,000 people came to watch on the day. It generated 350 news articles reaching more than 600 million people around the globe. The project has now been copied with commercial urban slide companies popping up around the world. 

His celebrated street pianos installation 'Play Me, I'm Yours' has been presented in over 50 cities so far, reaching an audience to date of over 10 million people around the world. Over 1500 street pianos have been installed in cities across the world for the public to play. Cities include Toronto, Paris, Barcelona, Sydney, London and Hong Kong.

Launched by the French Minister of Culture in Paris and Mayor Bloomberg in NYC, the installation has received press coverage in almost every newspaper and television station around the globe.

Sky Orchestra’ is another critically acclaimed large scale touring project, which grew out of a three year NESTA Fellowship Jerram was awarded in 2001. In 2011 the Mayor of London commissioned Sky Orchestra to fly over London to celebrate the Olympics. In 2007 they launched the Sydney Festival and in 2006 they were commissioned by the RSC and Fierce to fly over Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Working with the ISVR (Institute of Sound and Vibration Research), University of Southampton the team were awarded a major grant from EPSRC and a further grant from the Arts Council England to design, build and tour artwork ‘Aeolus’.

Jerram's Glass Microbiology artworks are in museum collections around the world including The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), Shanghai Museum of Glass, Wellcome Collection (London) and Corning Museum of Glass (USA). In 2010 Jerram won the coveted Rakow Award for this work and a fellowship at the Museum of Glass, Washington.  In 2009 his sculptures were presented at Mori Museum, Tokyo along with work by Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and Leonardo da Vinci. Jerram's sculptures have also been recognised in the scientific community with features in The Lancet, Scientific American, The BMJ and on the front cover of Nature Magazine.

Jerram’s ongoing research of perception is fuelled by the fact that he is colour-blind. He studies the qualities of space and perception in extreme locations, from the freezing forests of Lapland to the sand dunes of the Sahara desert. New ways of seeing and new artworks emerge from these research field trips. Works such as 'Retinal Memory Volume', Sky Orchestra and his Glass Microbiology series have emerged from Jerram exploring the edges of perception. Published by The Watershed, 'Art in Mind' is a book written by Jerram that tracks much of his perceptual research.

Luke Jerram lives in Bristol UK with his wife Shelina Jerram and two children.

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