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No Book Book Club #5

ONLY BREATH

geometry in motion

with
TORUS TORUS STUDIOS

Alexandra Carr
and
Colin Rennie

Tuesday, June 18th

7pm

The Devereux Pub

20 Devereux Court, Temple,
London WC2R 3JJ

Join us as we explore ONLY BREATH, the kinetic sculpture recently unveiled as the centrepiece of the new Energy Revolution Gallery at the Science Museum London!

Created by artists Alexandra Carr & Colin Rennie of Torus Torus Studios, this monumental installation has been described as the beating heart of the gallery, taking its inspiration from the simple rules of nature that create phenomenal complexity with seemingly graceful ease.

At the centre of Only Breath lies a fusion of art and science. Blending the poetry of circadian rhythms with the principles of renewable technology and some very complex engineering, this tessellating structure mirrors the efficiency of organic forms and highlights the importance of nature-inspired sustainable energy production.

With the aid of digital and physical models as well as traditional drawings, Colin and Alexandra will take us behind the scenes of their collaborative process. From inspiration to installation they'll show us how Only Breath “came-into-being” and will answer our questions about their work along the way.

While we highly recommend that you stop into the Science Museum before our event to see the piece live, you can also take a quick look at it in action by clicking HERE.

Torus Torus Studios was established In 2023 by Alexandra Carr and Colin Rennie. Their practice specialises in public art and draws from the synergies and resonances that emerge when fields  as diverse as sacred geometry, light and optics, ecology and consciousness meet.

Colin Rennie is an internationally exhibited glass and mixed media artist. He was shortlisted for the Toyama glass prize Japan 2018 and the Jerwood prize 2003. Residencies include Sars Potteries glass museum, France. His works are held in the collections of V&A, Ebletoft glass museum, NMS, Ernsting Stiftung and Hsin-Chu museum, Taiwan. He has worked on several collaborative public art projects including, Cramlington emergency care trust, Silverlink point, North Tyneside, Technological University Dublin and The Science Museum London.

www.colinrennie.co.uk/

Insta: @colin_rennie

Alexandra Carr makes work that responds to natural processes and phenomena, such as magnetism, light, growth and ice structures. She has exhibited work at the Fondation Cartier in Paris, in collaboration with Jean-Paul Gaultier and has been commissioned by seminal musicians Radiohead. Alexandra was shortlisted for the Arts@CERN COLLIDE International Award 2016 and longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2017, 2019 and 2020. She is a member of The Royal Society of Sculptors and was awarded a Leverhulme funded residency in Durham 2017. A fellow of The Institute of Advanced Studies, Alexandra has presented papers at Oxford and Durham Universities and MIT, and has taken part in panel discussions at Sotheby’s and the Science Gallery Dublin. She is currently working on new projects with a particular focus on phase changes, organic processes, optics and origami.

www.alexandracarr.co.uk/

Insta: @studioalexandracarr

Tickbird&Rhino's No Book Book Club is what you get when you hold a book club but skip the book. Each time out we'll discover something new - it might be a talk, a performance, some art, a film or something found on-line. But whatever it is, it'll be interesting and accessible on the night. Then, like a book club, we'll lightly curate the conversation around it and get everyone talking.

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ALREADY GONE

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HANDSTANDS in UNCERTAINTY

acrobatics meets the quantum world

with
Natalie Reckert
handbalancer

Anne Weber
quantum physicist

Mark Morreau
digital artist

An artist, an acrobat and a physicist
walked into a bar...

21 May 2024

The Devereux Pub
London

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No Book Book Club #3

SOUNDS LIKE CANCER

Experiments in Sonic Life Writing

with Helen Anahita Wilson

19 March 2024

The Horse Hospital
LONDON

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No Book Book Club #2

Navigating the "Not Yet"

anticipating the future through AI

with Nathan Bayliss

Tuesday, 23 January 2024

London

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Monday, 27 November 2023

LONDON

No Book Book Club #1

Because who has time to read the book?

Tasting Type:

adventures in perception

with Sarah Hyndman

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EPHEMERAL TRANSFORMATIONS:

Virus into Sound

with
Jockel Liess
&
Dr Zisis Kozlakidis

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SHIFT HAPPENS:

Unexpected Outcomes

Zoom Panel Discussion

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THE STORIES WE TELL

by
Paul Taylor

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Working Group 01

EMERGENCE

season 2

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Space Invaders

with
Kelly Chorpening
&
Ling Tan

SIMPLE SOCIAL

Holiday Edition!

04 Dec 2019

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Somewhere In-Between

with
Foster Spragge
&
Project Participants

SUMMER SOCIAL

number 5

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Piiiiiano Oracle

with
Merijn Bolink

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PLASTIC FANTASTIC?

The paradox of polymers

with
Jennifer Crouch,
Dr. Michael Joyes
and
Brenda Keneghan

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JIGSAW MEMORY:

forensic photography  &
the framework of fragrance

with
John RA Smith
&
Sarah McCartney

Dinner, Drinks, Discussion

Tickbird & Rhino in 3D

[ Amsterdam ]

SIMPLE SOCIAL

number 4

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Drawing Dialogue:

as the crow flies

Drawings by
FOSTER SPRAGGE

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SIMPLE SOCIAL

holiday edition!

DRAWING DIALOGUE:

on the london loop

Walks with
Foster Spragge

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HOW COMPLEXITY CREATES:

perfect storms

with
Prof. Sandra Chapman

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SURFACE TENSION

photographs by Sujata Majumdar

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SEEING SENSE:

capturing emotion
in the built environment

with
Jag Minhas
&
Andrew McStay

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PLASTIC DREAMS -pt 2

5 for 5  panel - Amsterdam

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PLASTIC DREAMS - pt 1

a focused social - Amsterdam

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SIMPLE SOCIAL

number 2

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SEE SENSE

with
Sarah Christie
and
Jag Minhas

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SIMPLE SOCIAL

number 1

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HELLO!

Our Inaugural Evening

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