Other Nottingham events

Creative Reactions - Closing Night!

Please note this event takes place on the first floor but has step-free access via a lift. There is an accessible stall in the men's/women's room.
Past event - 2022
13 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Rough Trade, 5 Broad Street,
Nottingham NG1 3AJ
Join us for our Creative Reactions Closing Night event! Hopefully you'll have visited our gallery of fantastic artwork over the last week and now we have a special show of local performance artists to inspire you with art and science! 18+ event. 

This is a message from the past

Jacob Home (Nuclear Innovation and Research Office)
Lina Vourlou (Artist)
This is a message from the past.
Approach with caution.
There is nothing for you here.
Turn back.
This is a message from the past.
Turn back.
There is nothing for you here.
Turn back.

This is not a picture

Denis Schluppeck (Associate Professor)
Rob Flint (Artist, Lecturer in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University)
This is Not a Picture is a collaborative, participatory, performance exploring the role of language in scientific discourse and the difficult task of making highly specialised material accessible to non-specialist audiences.

Taking the form of a kind of joyful ritual, or enchantment, the performance blurs the boundary of audience and performer by incorporating all the attendees into an impromptu chorus reading together out loud from a shared text ‘score’.

Carolan: augmenting a guitar to tell its life story

Prof. Steve Benford (Dunford Professor of Computer Science, University of Nottingham)
If guitars could speak, what stories might they tell? The Carolan guitar is a unique instrument that has been digitally augmented to capture and tell its life story. By scanning the interactive Artcodes that are inlaid into its wooden body, players can conjure up memories of the many musicians it has encountered and the songs it has played since it was first made eight years ago. I will play and demonstrate Carolan, explain its Artcodes technology, and muse on the importance of the digital identities of guitars (and other objects) in the Internet of Things.

Action Potential

Dr. Louise Hickey (Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences, University of Nottingham)
Vena Naskrecka (International performance and video artist)
Action potential is a collaborative performance where both scientist and artist will introduce and express the subject of ‘pain’ together. Using different ways of communication, they question the understanding of pain in society and the importance of scientific research into underlying pain mechanisms and pain management.

Pain, the most tangible invisible feeling that can change your very best day into a nightmare in a matter of seconds. Imagine a switch to turn off your pain, just like you turn off a light. Is this how pain treatment might look in the future?