Scipressionism: Towards A Manifesto Continued

Within the term scipressionism is a wish to merge the processes and ways of thinking both artists and scientists draw upon to create and discover. Work is less about collaborations of separate disciplines and more about combining them. This is not to say that worked derived from collaborations would not adhere to scipressionist ideals, in fact collaborations are essential to them. The key point is that scientists become a little more like artists in their approach to solving problems and think about their projects in a wider context. Artists become a little more scientific in their approach when it comes to their work. I would like to use the example of the impressionists again. The impressionist artist’s approach to painting was as much about scientific experiment as personal expression. Works of impressionism can be described as scientific art but they also have scipressionistic aspects in the fact that the scientific principles relating to light theory are embedded seamlessly with what was desired to be expressed. Successful works of scipressionism represent a new development in the expression of ideas where scientists and artists are viewed as more similar types of people than we currently think they are. Collaborations between “artist” and “scientist” will be viewed as two people in a single discipline working towards a common goal. Whether the artwork takes a physical form or not is not really a factor in determining what constitutes a work of scipressionism or not. How the work was created, the reasoning and the development behind it will be just as important as whatever is presented itself. I reiterate that I currently do not think the work presented needs be something physical. There are no limits as to what other movements may arise out of this approach. Engineering and fashion could produce interesting outcomes for example. These final points are important but will need to be discussed in a later post.