Dr. David Lynn is a research scientist at Emory University who studies the chemical origins of the
universe and is interested in the behavior of molecules.
The Accumulation of Change is an art and science hybrid event that features sculpture, music
and choreography inspired by Dr. Lynn's research. Performance art is combined with live aural and
media presentations by Dr. Lynn. The piece has been shown at Emory University and Eyedrum Arts
Center, Atlanta, GA; Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA; Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago, IL; and the American Association for the
Advancement of Sciences National Conference, Washington DC.
Evolution in a Nutshell VIDEO
An art video born from the collaborative work with research scientist Dr. David Lynn exploring the behavioral similarities between bubbles, molecules, and society.
Supra-molecular Assembly VIDEO
Research scientist Dr. David Lynn's research on the origins of life has led him to some interesting notions on the the way molecules self-assemble. Here, Ela and Leah play with the idea in their studio.
Fertile Eyes VIDEO
Dr. Edlund is an assistant professor at Lafayette College who studies repoductive biology in plants.
Lelavision created the educational short "Fertile Eyes" in collaboration with Anna. Using her research
as inspiration, the video uses humor and analogy to tell the story of pollination, pollen germination on the flower's stigma, pollen tube elongation through the carpel, and double fertilization of the ovules deep within the ovaries.
Music for Fertile Eyes comes from Ela's CDs Sculptaural and Long Period Events.
Thanks to Emory University's Program in Science and Society.
Fertile Eyes won the grand prize in the ChloroFilms video contest.
The Anther, My Friend PERFORMANCE
This video clip is an excerpt from Lelavision's Pollengrain instruments in the piece "The Anther, My Friend," an art and science performance work where Lelavision and Dr. Edlund together express ideas about how flowers do it.
The Bio Ballistic Ball PERFORMANCE
Dr. Steven Vogel's projects mainly ask how the structural arrangements of organisms reflect adaptation to the mechanics of moving fluids.
For his collaboration with Lelavision he wrote "The Bio Ballistic Ball," an essay on the history of ballistics. Lelavision created the performance "Musico Ballistica" based on this amusing look at the sience of throwing things.
David Lynn is director of the Center for Chemical Evolution at Emory University and chair of the Chemistry Department.
The Warm Pond is Ela's Sculptural response to Dr. Lynn's research and ideas about the origin of life.