24 Mar 2019

A UK duo turns scientific data into moving art

From Standing Room Only, 2:50 pm on 24 March 2019

Images of the Kaikoura earthquake are included in a new exhibition of seismic data by a UK artist duo called Semiconductor.

It's called The Technological Sublime, including five massive patterned screens.  The screens feature seismic data from around the world that show how landforms develop over millions of years.

Over the past 20 years Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt have collaborated with top science agencies including  NASA, CERN, the Smithsonian and the Charles Darwin Research Station in the Galapagos Islands

Lynn Freeman visited them at City Gallery, Wellington,  where the exhibition has just opened.