The Tetley

The Scientific Method

22 October 2016 - 22 January 2017


Join us for the launch on Friday 21 October 2016 6-8PM, FREE

How do we make sense of today’s information overload, from post-truth politics to mind-boggling quantum physics and neuroscience? The Scientific Method shows how artists have revealed the structures and systems of knowledge that we consume daily, subverting the accepted and confounding the expected.

This exhibition brings together recent moving image works by artists such as Amelia Crouch, Patricia Esquivias, Sian Robinson Davies, Liz Magic Laser, Kate Liston and Yuri Pattison, alongside drawings by KP Brehmer and works by John Latham, Semiconductor and John Smith presented in association with LUX.

Some artworks appropriate a faux-scientific rhetoric, others highlight the potentially unanswerable questions of contemporary science, or employ humour and irreverence to puncture conventional wisdom. Departing from
the objective knowledge sought by the classical scientific method, these artists often foreground the bodily, the personal or anecdotal.

Alongside The Scientific Method, artist and co-curator Amelia Crouch has produced a new limited edition print available to buy in The Tetley’s shop.



Exhibition Launch
Friday 21 October, 6pm–8pm, FREE
Join us to celebrate the opening of our new exhibition.

Northern Open Artists’ Film Screening

Friday 11 November, from 6pm, FREE
An evening of artists’ short films and moving image. Part of The Leeds International Film Festival.

Artists’ Talk
Wednesday 16 November, from 6pm, FREE

Join artists exhibiting in The Scientific Method for an in conversation.

The Tetley’s 3rd Birthday

Wednesday 30 November, 6pm until late, FREE
Celebrate our third birthday with performances in the gallery, music and dancing in the Bar & Kitchen.

Artist Conversation
Wednesday 11 January, 6pm–8pm, FREE
Artists’ film screening and in conversation between artist Mathew Parkin and writer and curator Paul Clinton.


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