Catalyst Collective

The Catalyst Collective is a company of artists and performers that create events celebrating, exploring, and responding to current scientific research. Our work is built through our artist-in-residency program, which places artists in scientist spaces to learn about their work, build community, and create new works of art inspired by, and created with, the scientists.


Emergence

My Roles: Director, Writer, Performer, Artist-in-Residence

Emergence was a show built though a collaboration with the Emergence Laboratory at ASU, a group of researchers exploring the questions “What is life?” and “Where did life come from?”. In Catalyst’s artist-in-residence program, we interview researchers, draw pictures, ask naive questions, and tell stories to find the human story rooted in the work. Emergence was a performance event wherein we provide an information session to a group of people who will be born in one hour. The show explored the concepts of persistence, astrobiology, post-selection bias, cellular automata, and the fundamental question: what is this life thing all about? 

More: Catalyst Collective | Emergence Lab 

Photos by Sharon McCaman

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