BLACK BOX3: Unboxing

9am – 3.30pm

Experimental Studio

A one-day event to launch a new permanent micro-gallery and screening space for interdisciplinary projects at Northumbria University, with an invitation for artists and scientists to shape the content of future screenings.

Opening the door on the inner workings of scientific research, BLACK BOX is an interdisciplinary cinema project hosted by CNoS and Applied Sciences, screening film works inspired by and expanding upon scientific themes.

BLACK BOX3: Unboxing invites artists and scientists at Northumbria University to present short 10-minute ‘unboxing’ talks: to share their research (or reveal their wildest research dreams), invite questions and solicit interdisciplinary relationships. The event includes talks and film screenings from two existing collaborative projects between the Arts and Applied Sciences at Northumbria University, ‘unboxing’ talks, an opportunity for discussion over a light lunch and coffee (provided), and a joint working session to establish an interdisciplinary film community at Northumbria where work can be shared through the BLACK BOX screening programme.

Part of Institutional Fieldworking: CNoS @10, a three-week series of exhibitions and events celebrating the tenth anniversary of Northumbria University’s Cultural Negotiation of Science Research Group (CNoS). The programme shares and tests the group’s commitment to supporting innovative, practice-based methods to negotiate and re-vision the relationships between scientific and artistic research in ways that both unsettle and connect. Institutional Fieldworking proposes CNoS’ parent institution, Northumbria University, as the ‘field’ in which to perform and make manifest examples of critical cross-disciplinary research and practice via six ‘strands’ of activity that embody the authenticity of what it is to work together.

Image: Vicky Smith, ’33 frames per foot’, 2013 

Northumbria University 2 Sandyford Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8SB

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30 November 2023

9am – 3.30pm

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