Silent Signal

May 12, 2016 to September 30, 2016

A group exhibition of experimental animated artworks exploring new ways of thinking about the human body.

Our bodies perform a soundless internal dialogue between cells using the universal cypher of genetics. These signals are fundamental to how our bodies operate, and how they adapt to fight disease. Silent Signal takes you on a journey: starting at the microcosm of the infection-fighting internal landscape of our cells, through the personal experiences and opinions of individuals and scientists, to the application of the research in the wider world of infectious disease modelling and genome sequencing. Each work is the result of a close collaboration between an artist and a scientist, exploring the similarities and differences in the way they work and the technologies they each use.


Animate Projects

Silent Signal was conceived, developed and delivered by Animate Projects, an internationally renowned strategic agency based in Derby and London that champions creative animation practice. They support artists’ practice and professional development, engage the public with the craft of animation and contribute to critical discourse around animation. Animate worked with Virologist Bentley Crudgington from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratory Agency on developing this project.

Science Guide

A guide has been developed to give further insight into the research that is explored in each Silent Signal collaboration. It is available to explore on the Silent Signal website.