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The Lab (Fuel and QMUL)

In partnership with Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and supported by Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England, Fuel will produce The Lab: a virtual residency resulting in 3 new digital artworks responding to science research in Global and Public Health.

The Lab seeks to create empathetic responses to scientific ideas relating to public and global health to help audiences understand COVID-19 from a wider perspective of history, psychology, and the environment

Led by QMUL’s Dr. Magda Osman, The Lab offers development opportunities for scientists (from PhD to established) to enrich research through a creative process and through public engagement.

The Lab will offer artists time and support to explore innovative approaches to how liveness of performance can be translated for digital spaces.

Through a public call-out from May – June, Fuel will work to engage a diverse pool of scientists from the UK and beyond. With 10 selected pitches from scientists, participating artists will be curated by Fuel, carefully selecting complementary interests and personalities as well as considering how each artist’s practice could develop through digital translation.

Fuel will commission and produce a trio of scientifically robust, digitally artistic projects which engage audiences in different aspects of Global and Public Health research in new ways.