03 - 15 MAY 2011

Broad Vision is an interdisciplinary art/science project exploring vision and perception in relation to microscopy and technological intervention, from the diverse perspectives of six disciplines across the University of Westminster.

Key questions include the mechanics of vision, understanding visual information, perception and the complexities of interpretation, and the influence of imaging technologies in enabling us to see beyond our natural limits of vision.

Broad Vision brings together specialists from photographic arts, imaging science, bio-medical science, psychology, illustration and computer science. A team of 33 staff and student researchers are exploring key questions through interdisciplinary collaborations, experiments and observations.

The focus of the project examines how a discerning eye and visual acuity are pertinent to students’ subject-specific development; and explores how seeing through the eyes of others from diverse disciplines can broaden understanding, appreciation and engagement of related subject areas.

The project consists of a gallery residency followed by a multi-platform exhibition of artefacts and artworks from the experiments and interactions, documentation of working processes, as well as a program of public workshops, talks and experiments.


Thursday 5th May, 2 – 5pm at London Gallery West

Join the researchers for a discussion of the educational perspectives of the project, and of the opportunities and challenges of working across disciplines. The symposium will be followed with a private view of the exhibition. Free to attend but booking essential.