SCIENCE-Y WORKS

LYNNEBEC has a scientific strand to their practice. This page compiles the various science projects we've created from scientific research and collaborations.  

AlgoRHYTHM From Home
 

ABOUT

During the pandemic, we were lucky enough to receive an Arts Council Emergency Grant to develop AlgoRHYTHM From Home: an eight-week online dance series, that turned science processes and cutting edge research suggested by the public into eight dance routines.

AlgoRHYTHM From Home pushes the idea of your traditional science lesson out of the classroom and into the virtual dance studio. It can turn any topic of science into an easy to follow, ‘zumba’ style dance routine. It guarantees to be silly, fun, educational and a great work out suitable for all ages and abilities.


The format of the workshop goes like this; a big warm up to get everyone moving; a small talking introduction of the science (simplified); teaching the basic moves of our dance routine; dance! You are led every step of the way by our charismatic and colourful hosts Cat and Jess and their epic themed playlist.

This is a powerfully positive, scientifically accurate, interactive workshop that will leave participants feeling good and inspired to keep dancing.

CREATION

Partners:

IMSR (Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research)

Funders: 

Arts Council England 

AlgoRHYTHM! (Live)

 

ABOUT

AlgoRHYTHM! is an educational, high-energy & interactive performance, using dance and theatre to bring to life analytical chemistry & steroid mass spectrometry for older children & their families. With killer 80’s costume and a WWE wrestling match style approach, it aims to address outdated gender stereotypes in science by working with a female-led team to present a performance that portrays research of steroids, mass spectrometry and cancer diagnosis.  

 

The audience enters the ring as a heavyweight competitor vs the Algorithm. They are greeted by two vibrant hosts who guide them through the performance.  Audiences actively engage in the event by diagnosing through dance, with 3 test samples of 'urine' (represented as dance routines) and a spot the difference in the final dance. Post-show, performers and a real life scientist are on hand to discuss the research that has influenced the show & how this impacts the public on an everyday basis.

 

AlgoRHYTHM! was commissioned in November 2019 by the Institute for Systems & Metabolism Research (IMSR) to form part of the annual BBC airing of the RSI Christmas Science Lecture series. It was performed in the Bramall Building (UoB) and Thinktank Science Museum, December 2019. The show reached over 200 people respectively and was well received by audiences.

CREDITS

Partners:

IMSR (Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research) University of Birmingham

 

Funders: 

Arts Council England 

Performers: 

 LYNNEBEC

Scientists from the IMSR Dept

 

Photography Credits:

Jon Mueller

Videography:

Rachel Bunce (RB Films)

Kinetic Melody
 

ABOUT

LYNNEBEC are currently working with Birmingham Artist, Laurie Ramsell, on his Creative Practice Project, Kinetic Melody (working title). 

We are working with Laurie to explore movement ideas/motifs responding to his research into the nanoscale world of proteins. 

More details to follow early 2021.

CREDITS

Funders:

Arts Council England 

Lead Artist:

Laurie Ramsell 

Collaborators:

Sipho Ndlovu

 

Videography &

Photography Credits:

Laurie Ramsell

deepfake
 

ABOUT

In an age of touchscreens and wireless, we are able to seek out and retain a wide range of information from powerful search engines and social media. These technological advances work wonders for our medical industry and keep us connected worldwide; but what happens if these new, high-tech systems keep advancing and we can’t keep up? 

 

deepfake was commissioned as part of the Lapworth Lates, an evening dedicated to artist-led work presented in the museum. Inspired by the brief to portray ‘Monsters’, we decided to explore the perceived monsters of technology in modern culture; A.I, the internet and censorship, and how technology is shaping the way we communicate in contemporary society.

 

The piece included dance, acrobatics, projection and original music. Storyline highlighted snapshots of social media addiction, artificial intelligence, and our relationship with technology in the 21st century. We used the main exhibition space of the Lapworth Museum of Geology, playing off certain structural and exhibition elements to project and move on throughout the piece.
 

This was created and performed in November 2018.

CREDITS

Partners:

Lapworth Museum of Geography

University of Birmingham Public Engagement 

Production Manager:

Elliott Mitchell 

Composer:

Dan Cippico

Intern:

Amelia Brookes

Photography Credits:

Greg Milner

Videography:

Alex Earle (alex URL)

Devisors/Performers:

Eleanor Rattenbury 

Chun To Yueng

Satya Baskaran 

Laurs Oakley 

Natalie Rowe

Taste Tapestry
 

ABOUT

Taste Tapestry was our first commission by the University of Birmingham Engagement Dept and Lapworth Museum of Geology, to form part of the Lapworth Lates. 

Ever wondered what a fossil might taste like? Taste Tapestry was a multi-sensory experience that combined food and beautifully crafted movement. The piece was durational and explored the link between superfood trends in modern society and the diet of herbivore dinosaurs.

 

Inspired by the brief, ‘Dinosaurs in Popular Culture’, we became fascinated with trends like the paleo/caveman diet which led us to the discussions of superfoods such as Spirulina and Cacao. How have we created a full 360 in our diets and were now considering eating foods like spirulina, one of the oldest inhabitants of the planet, appearing 3.6 billion years ago, it provided an evolutionary bridge between bacteria and green plants. So often we enter into a museum and we can look and listen to the different artefacts, but what if we had the chance to taste and smell them too? 

 

We had smorgasbords of plant’s that would have been around the time of the dinosaurs (or things that replicated plants) for people to try. These were mixed with the raw superfoods that people eat today as part of the paleo diet. 

 

After the boards, performers dressed as creatures emerged and began interacting with the audience and the space. Using the idea of animalistic territory, space and survival of the fittest.

This was created and performed in July 2018.

CREDITS

Partners:

Lapworth Museum of Geography

University of Birmingham Public Engagement 

Production Manager:

Elliott Mitchell 

Photography Credits:

Greg Milner

Videography:

Alex Earle (alex URL)

Devisors/Performers:

Eleanor Rattenbury 

Marcus Paragpuri 

Laurs Oakley 

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