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So Moved: The Art and Science of Motion, a collaboration with ten local San Diego artists to explore the beauty and science of motion.

Opening Saturday, February 11, in the upstairs Rotunda Gallery of the Fleet Science Center.

February 06, 2017

San Diego--So Moved: The Art and Science of Motion, opening on Saturday, February 11, at the Fleet Science Center, explores motion and movement through interactive science exhibits and works of art created by contemporary San Diego artists. Visitors are invited to investigate the "notion of motion" through the eight classic hands-on science exhibits and the 14 motion-based works of art on display.

The exhibition was born out of a desire at the Fleet Science Center to explore collaborations with San Diego's community of artists, many of whom are scientists, engineers and educators themselves. The first collaboration was in the early 2016 exhibition, Taping Shape, a project with the Fleet, artist and engineer Dave Ghilarducci and SDSU's Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education (CRMSE). 

The art exhibits in So Moved explore a variety of different types of motion, including rotational and circular motion, wave motion, random motion and the illusion of motion. The works of art in the exhibition will be presented with exhibits from the Fleet's permanent collection of hands-on interactive science exhibits, such as the Chaotic Pendulum and Molecules in Motion, so visitors can see for themselves the connections between motion depicted in art and motion as understood by science. Visitors are invited to observe and ask questions as they investigate the motion-based works of art on display.

San Diego artists involved in the collaboration include Matthew Hebert, whose Heliotropic Bench explores autonomy of motion when objects act for themselves. The art piece is a carbon fiber bench that acts on its own, roving around, looking for light to charge its solar panels. Ascenders & Descenders by Sosolimited matches digitized data of human movement with twisted branches of text to create a typographic dance. Slow Mirror by Chris Warren creates a record of our motions and plays them back, allowing us to more closely examine our motions.

"We strive to be innovative with our approach to how we share science," said Ashanti Davis, exhibit project supervisor at the Fleet Science Center. "The opportunity to do an exhibition like So Moved emerged from the work that the Fleet has done with the local arts and STEM communities in the past, and it seemed like a great fit."

Other artists featured in the exhibition include Adam Belt, Dave Ghilarducci, Margaret Noble, Arthur Olson, Ingram Ober, Marisol Rendon and Max Nanis. The exhibition features fourteen different works of art in total, seven of which are interactive.

So Moved: The Art and Science of Motion will be open from Saturday, February 11, through Sunday, June 11, 2017, in the upstairs Rotunda Gallery of the Fleet Science Center.

For more information on So Moved: The Art and Science of Motion, visit the Fleet Science Center website here: http://www.fleetscience.org/exhibitions/so-moved-art-and-science-motion

Images of So Moved: The Art and Science of Motion are available here: http://www.fleetscience.org/press-room/images/exhibitions or 

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To schedule a media preview of So Moved: The Art and Science of Motion, please contact Fleet Science Center Public Relations Manager Nathan Young at 619-685-5743 or nyoung@rhfleet.org.

Interviews can be scheduled with the Fleet's CEO, Dr. Steve Snyder, artists from the exhibition and representatives from the Fleet's exhibition team.

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You're invited to the VIP/Media Preview Party!

Members of the media are invited to join us for our VIP/Media Preview Party for So Moved: The Art and Science of Motion on Thursday, February 9, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will also serve as the VIP/Media Preview Party for another upcoming exhibition at the Fleet, Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery.

If you and a guest would like to attend, please RSVP via the Eventbrite link below. Please RSVP by February 7. Space is limited.



About the Fleet Science Center:

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet--and beyond--in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. For young science enthusiasts, the Fleet offers science workshops both at the Fleet and at schools throughout San Diego County. For adults, we offer events like Suds & Science and Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar™ at locations all over San Diego. We support communities by leveraging science resources to meet local needs. Teachers are encouraged to join our Teacher Partner Program and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in our Craveology cafe. Located in Balboa Park, at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet is San Diego's science center. Science starts here and opens a world of possibility. For information regarding current admission prices, visit our website at fleetscience.org.
About Balboa Park:
Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urbancultural park in the United States. First established by the City of San Diego in 1868, it is also one of the oldest city parks in the nation and is the most visited single destination in San Diego. Its 1,200 acres include 17 museums, many gardens and attractions, the San Diego Zoo, miles of hiking trails, and multiple athletic complexes to explore and discover. For more information, visit balboapark.org.

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