Annual summer celebration of art and science around Crawick Multiverse, a 55-acre artland in Dumfries & Galloway designed by Charles Jencks. Enjoy an outdoor performance, exhibition and engaging public lectures inspired by this year’s theme of ‘Cosmic Collisions’.
Events commence on Friday 23 June with a preview of ‘Cosmic Collisions’, an exhibition at MERZ Studio, Sanquhar that includes new work by Charles Jencks and architect Daniel Libeskind, followed by a talk by world renowned cosmologist Prof Carlos Frenk who will share his insights into the origins of the universe.
On Saturday 24 June, a series talks by leading thinkers at Sanquhar Town Hall will be punctuated by a lunchtime visit to the Crawick Multiverse for a picnic, music, the opening of Charles Jencks’ latest installation and an exhilarating site specific performance of ‘Sea Hames’, the latest work from physical theatre company Oceanallover.
Speakers include Professor Martin Hendry MBE, Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow, Professor Monica Grady CBE, leading space scientist, primarily known for her work on meteorites and Daniel Libeskind, architect of Berlin’s Jewish Museum and Ground Zero site New York. The talks will close with a conversation between Charles Jencks and Daniel Libeskind. Friends for many years, they both pursue the question of meaning in design, and how the universe inspires it.