No Greater Fear than the Unseen

Exploring the porous boundaries between art and science.

‘No Greater Fear than the Unseen’ was a collaboration between internationally renowned installation artist Luke Jerram, scientists from The Krebs Institute at University of Sheffield and Balbir Singh Dance Company, exploring how art can communicate complex scientific discoveries to the public and stimulate interest in the ‘unseen’ – the molecular level of microbiology that can only be viewed under a microscope.

Balbir Singh Dance Company performed a new, short dance piece on stage, as well as pop-up performances in and around this exciting festival event. Working in patterns, sequences and numbers, Indian Kathak dance is the ideal vehicle to bring to life the order and sequence of the Krebs Cycle and exploring themes such as discovery, significance and understanding. A live musical score composed by Jesse Bannister accompanied the performance.

Featuring hands-on science activities, including an interactive computer game and outdoor film projections, this free event was aimed at engaging a wide public audience including families and children.

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The event took place on Friday 13 November 2015, 5-8pm, Firth Hall, University of Sheffield.