Photography faculty member Jay Gould is wrapping up his time as the first artist in residence at the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI), part of the HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Program.
HEMI researches how materials react under extreme conditions – like an explosion or during an asteroid collision. The Extreme Arts Program was created to provide opportunities for MICA faculty and students to work with scientists and engineers to explore and interpret HEMI's research in new ways.
During his residency, Gould visited labs, talked with scientists and created a series of photographs and sculptural work.
"My work reimagines HEMI's research using playful analogies, unique narratives and unexpected lab documentation, inviting audiences to admire the depth and fascination that extreme materials represent," Gould said.
One of the pieces created during his residency, an accordion book that stretches over 90 feet, shows frames of magnesium cracking under high-speed impact. Another is a photo of a tiny meteorite sample.
The residency culminates in an exhibition of Gould's work, Extreme Materials and Conditions: Common Ground between Art and Science. The exhibition is on view now through Friday, May 19 at the Johns Hopkins University's Milton S. Eisenhower Library. A reception and artist talk will be held April 26, 4 - 7p.m. Details here.
Kimberly Hall, Illustration Practice faculty member, will serve as the second artist in residence for the HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Program starting in the fall of 2017.
This page was last updated on 04/17/2017.