MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology Artist-in-Residence

Timescale: 2015-2017 Client: Cambridge Medi Park LTD (CML) Artist: 30 bird
Location: Cambridge
Services: Healthcare, Scientific Research

In 2016, contemporary arts organisations 30 Bird and Publicworks delivered a 12month Artist-in-Residence at the Medical Research Council’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC). The aim was to engage the public in the LMB’s work. The artists work with many of the LMB’s 600 staff to investigate their work, and draw it out into the public realm through meetings, workshops, events and installations. Over the course of the year the staff became actively involved in the public engagement process, culminating in a public performance exhibition and installation at the LMB, which illuminated the lab’s work and opened it up to public discussion and enquiry. The film below documents this finale.


the artist

30 Bird and Public Works

30 Bird is an award winning performance company based in Cambridge, England. Public Works are an art and architecture practice based in London working within and towards public space.

We create multi-disciplinary performance projects, often designed for non-theatrical spaces and toured nationally and internationally.

30 bird


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