“There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres’, says some of the literature surrounding the Conversations Across Art and Mathematics exhibition at Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University.
The ‘groundbreaking’ exhibition will explore the ‘complex and creative relationship between art and mathematics’.
In 2015, The London Mathematical Society selected artists, Mark Francis and George L Legendre, to create new work drawing on mathematical ideas, processes and representations.
Heidi Morstang was also commissioned to produce a film ‘Thinking Space’, which explores how mathematicians think.
The exhibition brings these new works together, alongside visual material from the mathematicians, with whom they worked.
‘In these collected works we glimpse a shared conversation between the disciplines and find a history, creativity and future common to both,’ says the blurb.
On Thursday 21 April at 6.30pm there will be a special film screening and talk by Professor Stephen Huggett, Professor in Pure Mathematics and Heidi Morstang, Lecturer in Photography. Free admission, booking is advisable.
Conversations Across Art and Mathematics runs from April 9 to May 28, 2016.
(image: Mark Francis, Hedrel (2015), acrylic and oil on canvas, 214 x 274cm, courtesy of Kerlin Gallery, Dublin)