Skin cells tell their story in Edinburgh Science Festival

Artist Bev Hood allows skin cells to tell their own story in the Edinburgh Science Festival 2021

July 2021 

Sara has been working with visual artist Beverley Hood for several years now, bringing fresh and exciting new ways to communicate skin science. This latest exhibition of Bev's work forms part of a contemporary art exhibition co-curated by Summerhall and ASCUS Art & Science.

Inspired by work she observed in the Brown research lab, artist Beverley Hood’s experimental exhibition tells a story as seen from the point of view of skin cells, leading you through the cells' journey, during their short, precious, three week long ‘in-vitro’ life from operating theatre to lab, and finally to disposal. Bev's work is presented as a video projection, 3D prints (see image below) and an augmented reality app, alongside science engagement and historical materials, courtesy of the Edinburgh University Dermatology Library. 'Syncrasy' runs from 26th June to 29th August.

If you would like to watch a video of Bev chatting with Sara about the exhibition click here.