Preview: Laboratory of Dark Matters

Explore artists' response to scientific investigations into the unknown nature of the universe at Guest Projects in London Fields

“EVERYTHING that we can see, all the matter that we can detect in the entire universe, is less than five per cent of what we believe to be present.”

That’s the premise behind the latest exhibition at Yinka Shonibare's Guest Projects, in Broadway Market, called ‘Laboratory of Dark Matters’.

Last year, the nine artists involved in this show, visited Boulby Underground Laboratory to meet the scientists who are working on the frontline of dark matter detection.

Inspired by what they found there, they are setting up their own lab to explore the places where art and science intersect. But this time, it’s in a gallery and everyone’s invited.

Visitors can see work in progress, chat to the artists, and take part in workshops on everything from cosmic particles to supersymmetry and phosphorescence. There will be live links to the Boulby lab, and a 'Going Dark Party' with live performances.

‘Laboratory of Dark Matters’ is open from 6 to 29 April, 12noon to 7pm, Thursday to Sunday. Entrance is free, although some additional workshops and events will cost £6.