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HeARTful Science

We believe that the main driving force in both science and art is the creativity. Artists create new realities, their imagination can run wild and they have a licence to experiment and push the boundaries. Scientists are not unlike artists, they just add a bit more of the analytical approach to exploration. We like to do both. 

 

That moment when you realise that the purpose of your life might be fulfilled as the writing on the envelop says that you helped design a chocolate. And not one of them, but four! Pure ART.

Made of high quality dark chocolate, they are filled with various delicious things to reflect the taste of the 3D molecules: walnut and sage liqueur for ethanol, bits of coffee beans for caffeine, sweet dry figs for glucose and bitter chocolate for dopamine

 

 

In collaboration with Marina Prijatelj from Croatian Choco Concept

 

 

 Molecules That Changed the World installation is dedicated to the molecules that changed our culture, life and social trends. We have used stereoscopic 3D representation of the structures and additional textual information to illustrate, not only the history, properties and application of chosen molecules but also conflits between theory and applications, expectations and results which accompany the scientific discovery. Featured are 25 molecules including such as ammonia, carbon dioxide and polyethylene.

Done in collaboration with Bernd Lintermann, Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, the installation can be accessed also through molecules web site.

 

 App, which accompanies the exhibition is available from Google Play and ITunes store from May 2016. 

 

Future is Here Ljiljana, together with Bernd Lintermann, curated Future is Here module within ExoEvolution, first large scale international exhibition dedicated to new technologies and art/ cience interface held in Center for Art and Media Technology, Kalrsruhe (31.10.2015- 28.02.2016).  Three installations have been exhibited based on Fruk group research and interests.

Video (in German) is available here

Graphic design was done by Ruediger Mach in his MachIdee studio in Karlsruhe (fun and creative times). 

Quintessence focused on DNA and its role in genetics and nanotechnology

Seeing the Invisible  intereactivaley  addressed the world of nanoparticles and nanostructures by putting the visitors in the position of the explorer.  It employed retroreflective foil, nanomaterials samples and video projections to illustrate the most recent nanotechnological developments.

BANG!Matter/Dark Matter installation re-creates the visions of the known and unknown universe, presenting one of the possible truths on the matter of dark matter. It is a take on the universe, invisible dark matter and time, with scientific data being combined with artistic vision to compress billions of years into few minutes of the visual material shown on a panorama screen

 

 

Microchoreography

Two of our images, Nanoflower (above) and titanium rods in motions were featured in Interalia magazine as images which aestetically represent the dynamics of microscopic and molecular processes. More can be found here.

 Nano Warhol

We did this just for fun combining different TEM images that did not get into publications. This types of action we call: giving-public-life-to-unpublished- data.

 Since 2010 we have been designing our group Nano Calendar featuring microscopic images of our nanomaterials. We even sold copies for charity. We will continue doing this in the future so keep tuned.