In the last 15 years Mark has combined science and art to engage with the public, explore new boundaries and increase interaction between these fields. He has produced many sci/art projects and collaborated with a wide variety of artist to create works from sculpture to film. These collaborations has led to projects in the theatre ('Dream Play' with the National Theatre’s Katie Mitchell), film (with Andrew Kötting to produce film and installation ‘Mapping Perception’), and a variety of visual arts such as Richard Wentworth at the Tate; collaborating with the V&A museum to produce their ‘Touch Me’ exhibition; creating ‘Topologies of the Mind’ with sculptor Angela Palmer; examining medical imagery in art with artist Helen Sear; staging the exhibition ‘Chimera’ with visual artist Jayne Gouge; and producing sculptures of our thoughts with Annie Cattrell, exhibited at the Anne Faggionato Gallery, the Royal Institute and the Science Museum). In 2006 Mark designed and produced the sci/art exhibition AfterImage at the Hayward Gallery, London, which investigated our perception of light and colour as part of the Dan Flavin exhibition and was attend by an estimated 120,000 people. Mark has been influential in increasing creative dialogue between science and art at a national and international level.
Selected Exhibitions and Shows
Details of recent public engagements event and activities are on CABI website.
2013: Consciousness, Mark Lythgoe and Marcus du Sautoy, Wellcome Trust Wonder: Art and Science of the Brain
2012: Biology Week, Become an Imaging Scientist! Society of Biology
2009: Point of Perception: Madi Boyd (artist in residence at CABI) and Mark Lythgoe.
2009: Life on the Inside: The Truth About Bugs and Germs. Cheltenham Science Festival
2008: Music and the Mind: Improvisation at the Wellcome Collection, London.
2008: Big Draw. Richard Wentworth and Mark Lythgoe at UCL
2008: Pay Attention to Me. Designed and curated with Gerrard O’Carroll. Science Gallery, Dublin.
2007: AfterTrace , with Georgia Chatzivasileiadi at Science Oxford
2006: Mapping Perception Film. BIOS 4 at the Andalusian Centre of Contemporary Art in Seville
2006: Topologies of the Mind with Angela Palmer , Fine Art Society, Huntarian Museum.
2006: AfterImage, Dan Flavin- A Retrospectiveexhibition at the Hayward Gallery
2005: Touch Me, V&A museum in London. Article (pdf file) for the V&A's summer show
2004: Future Face, Science Museum, London
2004: Mapping Perception - Installation. La Rochelle, Tour de Bartholemy, France.
2004: Topologies of the Mind. Maltby Gallery, Winchester.
2004: LIFT Enquiry into the nature of theatre, Katie Mitchell, Royal Festival Hall.
2004: Dream Play, National Theatre, Katie Mitchell and Caryl Churchill, Science Advisor. Article (pdf file)
2004: Richard Wentworth retrospective, Tate Liverpool. Article (pdf file) for Tate.
2002: TwoTen gallery, Truth and Beauty exhibition,
2002: Mapping Perception– FILM, Directors Andrew Kotting and Mark Lythgoe
2002: Mapping Perception – Installation, Café Gallery, London.
2001: Hearing and Seeing, with Annie Cattrell, Anne Faggionato gallery, the Royal Institute, the Science Museum
2001: Birmingham Discovery Centre: installations to investigate the brain areas that control our senses
1999: Explore at Bristol: installations to investigate the brain areas that control our senses
1999: Chimera, with Jayne Gouge
1998: Coil Magazine, with Helen Sear