Jacob and Reuben Kyriakides have scored ‘Artificial Photosynthesis’, a new film from Cambridge Contemporary Dance. The work was commissioned by Pint of Science – Creative Reactions, a collaboration between art and science that saw artists respond to a significant piece of research.
“Artificial photosynthesis is an ingenious scientific attempt to replicate an efficient natural process in order to obtain energy and fuel out of solar light in a laboratory setting. Inspired by Dr Erwin Reisner’s team’s work, Cambridge Contemporary Dance and filmmaker Anastassia Elizarova have created a visual representation of the difficulties faced when we artificially try to replicate a natural process. Starting with a simple movement phrase that works effectively in a natural environment, the dancers explore what happens when things are replicated in a different ‘artificial’ location, investigating how our own physical catalysts can play a different role in the scientific process.”
Cambridge Contemporary Dance, Jacob Kyriakides and brother Reuben previously worked together for Dancing in Code.
Cambridge Contemporary Dance: Lorenza Toffolon, Hannah Spencer, Camila Miranda Alarcon, Chess Boughey
Film by: Anastassia Elizarova