the Natural History Museum celebrated it's 100th Birthday this week and we got to be part of the history making photo....we promise we're in there! (click on the image for a larger view)
We spent some time talking to some of the mineral scientists this week who have a fascinating understanding of the development of minerals and crystals, we're plotting some more interviews with them. We've also been organising samples to experiment with in the Cathode Luminescence instrument used to image minerals natural spectral properties. We've been transferring some of Bill Melson's recordings of people describing eruptions, it took ages to find a cassette player!! but the hunt was worth it. We also did some tutorials this week and a presentation at George Washington University, felt liberating to talk art since we've been immersed in our lab bubble for a while now. Have a couple more talks next week on the cards at National Academy of Sciences which should be interesting and at the Hirshhorn, will be doing early mornings and late nights at the lab too as time is drawing in and the list keeps growing. We're going to take the Columbus Day holiday on Monday to go back over our interviews, recordings and filming to re-assess where we're at.