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Friday, 11 March 2022

DARE Art Prize: call for applications for this prize for collaboration between the arts and sciences

Samuel Hertz performing Gunslinger, his transcription of a glacier melting, with musicians Kieran Blyth and Wilfred Amis in the Howard Assembly Room (Photo Opera North)
Samuel Hertz performing Gunslinger, his transcription of a glacier melting, with musicians Kieran Blyth and Wilfred Amis in the Howard Assembly Room (Photo Opera North)

The fourth iteration of the DARE Art Prize is calling for entries. Awarded by the University of Leeds and Opera North in association with the National Science and Media Museum and The Tetley, the prize is awarded to and artist with an original proposal for creative works in partnership with leading scientists at the University of Leeds. 

The three past winners have interacted both with the university's scientific work and musicians from Opera North in a surprising variety of ways.

  • Composer and inaugural Prize winner Samuel Hertz worked with low-frequency infrasound, delving into climatology, the environment and the paranormal, with outcomes including a musical transcription of a glacier melting.  I chatted to Samuel in 2017 when he was working on the project, see my interview.
  • Collaborating with staff in the University's School of Psychology, artist and researcher Anna Ridler (2018-19) taught a machine to draw, and employed an algorithm to process musical scores. 
  • Working remotely with scientists at the University’s BioDAR insect radar unit, singers and music staff at Opera North, and objects in the collection of the National Science and Media Museum, poet and visual artist Redell Olsen (2020-21) produced a web of multimedia works, including a Handel opera restaged for moths
The closing date for applications is 31 March 2022, full details from the Opera North website.

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