Beam Time residency

Feb 1 2014 to May 31 2014

Beam Time is a residency based at the Central Laser Facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories in Oxfordshire. I will be working along side scientists at the facility and engaging with their practice there.

You can follow my progress on my blog here:
http://studio.alistairmcclymont.com

The Central Laser Facility produces some of the world’s most powerful light beams, providing scientists with an unparalleled range of state-of-the-art laser technology. These high powered lasers are used to recreate the extreme conditions inside stars and planets, others can reveal intricate detail on a microscopic scale enabling scientists to build up a complex picture of the exact molecular interactions that lead to disease. The CLF also uses laser beam 'tweezers' capable of holding individual micro-droplets that make up clouds helping scientists gain an insight into climate change.

Partners and Funders
Artquest is an organisation dedicated to supporting artists at all stages in their careers. It does this by connecting them to the resources, networks and opportunities they need to develop their practices and creating projects and events for the benefit of artists and their work.

Beam Time is a part of KiiCS (Knowledge Incubation in Innovation and Creation for Science) - a 3-year European Commission-funded project which is supported by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme.

Central Laser Facility STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Oxford, Didcot, Oxfordshire