12. Event title:
Extraordinary Rendition: Fieldwork
13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
Extraordinary Rendition: Fieldwork will take place in the performance space and cinema on Level 1 for the duration of the British Science Festival and will provide BALTIC’s visitors, as well as visitors to the Science Festival, with the opportunity to engage with some of the diverse working methodologies being used by contemporary artists to culturally engage with science.
From genetics to geology and from astrophysics to anatomy there is a wealth of world-leading science being carried out in the North East region yet public access to the sites where this science takes place – as well as to the ideas that it deals with – is often restricted or limited.
The event will include the work of Prof. Christine Borland, Fiona Crisp, Prof. Chris Dorsett and Dan Holdsworth - all artists whose work has in some way engaged with the rendition of science across bio-medical, fundamental, environmental or technical fields. The event will be contextualised by number of talks and educational events programmed by BALTIC and Northumbria University.
14. Does the event have particular local relevance?:
15. If so, please indicate what this is:
The event makes world-leading science, much of which is being carried out in the North East region, visible to a public lay-audience.
16. How does your event relate to this year's theme of 'Making waves'?:
The event could be described as ‘making waves’ insomuch as it is presenting cutting edge research to an audience that may not be accustomed to engaging with science.