WASHINGTON – Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences announces “Chaosmosis: Assigning Rhythm to the Turbulent,” an art exhibition inspired by fluid dynamics, a discipline that describes the flow of liquids and gases. The exhibition opens on Oct. 2, 2023, at the National Academy of Sciences and will remain on view through Feb. 23, 2024.

This unique exhibition draws from past submissions to the American Physical Society’s Gallery of Fluid Motion, an annual program of the Division of Fluid Dynamics that serves as a visual record of the aesthetic and science of contemporary fluid dynamics. For the first time, a selection of these past submissions has been curated into an educational art exhibition to engage viewers’ senses.

The creators of the 11 works on view, which range from photography and video to sculpture and sound, are scientists and artists. Their work enables us to see the invisible and understand the ever-moving elements surrounding and affecting us. Contributors to the exhibition include artists Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Roman De Giuli, along with physicists Georgios Matheou, Alessandro Ceci, Philippe Bourrianne, Manouk Abkarian, Howard Stone, Christopher Clifford, Devesh Ranjan, Virgile Thievenaz, Yahya Modarres-Sadeghi, Alvaro Marin, Christophe Almarcha, Bruno Denet, Emmanuel Villermaux, Arpit Mishra, and Paul Branson.

Pictured: Roman De Giuli, Sense of Scale, 2022, video still.

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September 26, 2023