The Elaboratorium (MMCA, Seoul)

Exhibitions / Participatory Installation

Scale Free Network were invited by the Korean National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) to participate in the inauguration of this new gallery. Prior to the opening, we travelled to Seoul to install The Elaboratorium in the Media … Continued

The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon

Research / Symbiosis Storytelling

We have created an illustrated storybook about the beautiful symbiosis between the Hawaiian Bobtail squid, Euprymna scolopes, and the bioluminescent bacteria, Vibrio fischeri. Printed on beautiful matte paper (100% recycled stock & green energy) –The Squid, the Vibrio & the … Continued

Drawing Water (NYC)

Performance / Research / Workshops

While conducting research at Natalie Jeremijenko’s Environmental Health Clinic in New York, SFN took a water sample from the Gowanus Canal, a heavily polluted canal in Brooklyn – now officialy listed as a federal government ‘SuperFund’ site. Then, as part … Continued

Native Botanicals Dinner

Performance

‘The Australian Future Foods Lab’ was organised by Carbon Arts in conjunction with the exhibition ‘The Alchemical Garden of Desire‘ by artist Janet Laurence at McClelland Sculpture Park & Gallery in Melbourne. The Native Botanicals Dinner was a component of … Continued

Future Foods Research

Research

In preparation for our participation in the Native Botanical Dinner (part of Australian Future Foods Lab at McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery), SFN did some visual research with some of the ingredients that would be on the menu.   With … Continued

Micro-Draw Workshops at Ipswich Art Gallery

Workshops

This was the second time SFN had been invited to Ipswich Art Gallery to run our art-science workshops. On this occasion, we travelled to Queensland to set up the lab and teach a professional development session, then trained gallery staff … Continued

The Elaboratorium (Counihan Gallery, Melbourne)

Exhibitions

Curated by Mellissa Kavenagh at The Counihan Gallery in Melbourne, The Elaboratorium was SFN’s first solo gallery show, and the first time our microscopic footage was shown outside of a workshop context. New kinetic work, the ‘Particle Chamber’ was created … Continued

RiAUS Art-Science Lab – Drawing on the Microscale

Participatory Installation / Workshops

Over 4 days in Adelaide, Scale Free Network collaborated with the Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) to deliver a series of structured and open-house workshops to groups of children, families, CSIRO Double Helix Club members and local artists. As part … Continued

Free Range Science – Microscopes and Molecules

Participatory Installation

To assist in the running of this participatory ‘Microscopes & Molecules’ activity, SFN enlisted the additional support of two artists, Rebeccah Power and Lauren Simmonds (see links below). This was our third collaboration with the Royal Institution of Australia and … Continued

Molecular Sculpture at CSIRO Education

Workshops

Everything is made out of molecules!!! On a nano-scale, you and this computer screen are made of the same things…..along with everything else in and around you! To explore this amazing phenomenon, SFN was invited by CSIRO Education (VIC) to … Continued

Molecular Smorgasbord at National Science Week

Participatory Installation

For our very first trial of the Molecular Smorgasbord activity, we brought our plasticine, toothpicks and molecular recipes to Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Markets as part of National Science Week 2010’s ‘Living Science’ event. Over one day, members of the public, … Continued

Galaxia Billabong

Participatory Installation / Research

In collaboration with Mark Thomas (artist and environmental scientist), SFN ran a public workshop observing microscopic forms of life in Galaxia Billabong, a polluted water body (part of the Merri Creek) in inner-city Melbourne. The workshop took place at the … Continued

The Brunswick Project with Slow Art Collective

Exhibitions / Research

For two days, SFN was invited to intervene in ‘The Brunswick Project’, a month-long exhibition by Slow Art Collective (Tony Adams, Dylan Martorell, Chaco Kato and Ash Keating) at The Counihan Gallery, Melbourne. We brought in some of our viewing … Continued

Cross[X]Species Adventure Club: In the Black

Performance

A collaboration between artist-scientist Natalie Jeremijenko and gastronomist, Mihir Desai, The Cross[X]Species Adventure Club ‘In the Black’ dining event was staged at Postmasters Gallery in New York City. While artists-in-residences at Natalie’s Environmental Health Clinic, Scale Free Network was invited … Continued

Water Bodies Residency at the Environmental Health Clinic

Research

As part of our 2011 residency with Natalie Jeremijenko at the Environmental Health Clinic, we investigated different bodies of water around NYC, including: The Gowanus Canal (Brooklyn), a water fountain in Central Park (Manhattan), Inwood Park wetlands (Manhattan), The East … Continued

Molecular Smorgasbord at Castlemaine Farmers Market

Participatory Installation

According to Re:Science, every week is National Science Week! We were invited by Re:Science to bring our Molecular Smorgasbord to the people of Castlemaine (VIC). As part of their Living Science event, we set up a stall in the local … Continued

Benalla East Primary School

Workshops

Supported by Regional Arts Victoria’s (RAV) Arts2Go program, SFN became artists/scientists-in-residence at Benalla East Primary School for three days. Over this period, we ran microscope-drawing workshops with almost all the classes in the school, ending with an interactive exhibition, attended … Continued

Free Range Science at Wendouree

Participatory Installation

Invited by the Royal Institution of Australia, SFN took part in a Free Range Science event at Wendouree West in regional Victoria. We brought a number of microscopes, art-science books and some of our favourite objects to look at – … Continued

The Tree of Life at Friends of the Earth

Exhibitions

Following SFN’s Tree of Life-biodiversity workshop at ArtPlay (presented in collaboration with Tony Adams), we had the opportunity to install our tree and its collaboratively made leaves at Friends of the Earth Melbourne. We used a piece of Victorian bluestone … Continued

Constructing the Tree of Life – workshop

Research / Workshops

Did you know there are three main branches to the Tree of Life, not just the one with all the plants and animals (Eukarya) on it? There is also Bacteria…. and Archaea (many you might know as extremophiles!) This project … Continued

Psycho Subtropics

Exhibitions / Performance

Since all three SFN members originally hail from Queensland (or at least lived there during many of their formative years!), they were invited by Brisbane-based collective, OtherFilm (Danielle Zuvela, Joel Stern & Sally Golding) to participate in their sub-tropical intervention/invasion … Continued