Limerick - Exhibition: Science/Fiction: a journey in the heart of life
The French Embassy in Ireland with Inserm, in partnership with the Alliance Française of Limerick and the Limerick School of Art & Design/LIT is delighted to present the exhibition Science/Fiction: a journey in the heart of life. An exhibition that highlights interaction between Art, Science and Literature!
Exhibiting from the 11th until the 22nd of November 2013.This exhibition realised by Inserm, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, is part of the events organized for “Science Week” and “Library Ireland Week” 2013
Mysterious labyrinths, sparkling nuggets, obscure caves, alphabets, ... where do these enigmatic marvels come from?
From living organisms, observed at the microscopic level, and from the work of France’s most visionary writer, Jules Verne. The panels on display are a superimposition of scientific photographs from the Inserm image bank and old engravings illustrating the writings of Jules Verne. These striking images are the creation of Eric Dehausse, an iconographer at Inserm.
To weave a story around this unusual marriage of fact and fiction, the writer Bernard Werber, author of the Ants trilogy, thought of a tale, one that inevitably took the shape of a long distance conversation with Jules Verne, the father of modern science fiction. “For me, he was the initiator. He was the one who made me want to travel far after opening a book, who taught me how words could cross all borders.”
For Science/Fiction: a journey in the heart of life, Bernard Werber decided to experiment: a complete immersion in the images, followed by an hour’s spontaneous, quasi-automatic writing. The seconds flew by, perspectives opened up, the words poured out…
Exhibition : “Science / Fiction: a journey in the heart of life” (In French and English)
Venue: Library, Limerick School of Art & Design, Clare st., Limerick
Dates: November 11th – 22nd 2013
Mon. Tues, Wed: 9.00am -9.00pm & Thurs, Fri: 9.00am-5.00pm
Free – everyone welcome!