The back and forth between art and science opens up new ways to approach and understand topics of critical importance. As an artist collaborator Kelly engages communities in the process of expressing science and medicine through art. Each Imagination Collaboration® project is a unique encounter. The process is applicable to internal and external programs in a range of settings. Kelly has worked with scientific organizations, medical foundations, patient/advocacy communities and most recently a biotech startup with Keys to Cures®. To discuss how imagination collaboration could work in your organization or company please reach out to Kelly with an email introducing the topic, challenge or audience that you seek to creatively engage.
“When first informed by Intarcia about collaborating with their in-house artist, I was grateful to be able to design in the pieces vs having them occur incidentally about the space irrespective of the architecture. Typically clients will add artwork after we leave and the pieces are divorced from the appropriate lighting, curatorial placement and irreverent to the architecture. Once I met the artist and became familiar with her work and her dedication to have the architecture and artwork become one, this led to one of the most joyous professional experiences of my career. The ability to specify the lighting, provide architectural moments where artwork could live an ultimately have the artwork perform in the space to the same degree as the architecture, has led to an unexpected experience both for me as a design professional but more importantly for the end user that is enveloped in the environment. The space feels like an art gallery where people work and provides an emotional value atypically found in such workplaces.”
Vincenzo Giambertone, Architect
WAYS TO ENGAGE
A Boston-based biotech incorporates tangible art metaphors while ‘unlocking’ drug therapy advancements.
Intarcia engaged Kelly to acknowledge the talent, tenacity and patient stories within the pursuit of life changing medicine. Intarcia’s main focus is a matchstick-size subcutaneous drug pump.
Commissioned artworks help to interpret the complex medicine of cellular regrowth.
Regenerative medicine works to restore structure and function of damaged tissues and organs by growing new body parts from patients’ own cells.
Interactive artwork expressed stories with personally inscribed messages of hope.
Brown University invited Kelly to participate in their 2015 symposium on how technology and art transform the experiences of people with Parkinson’s Disease and Autism Spectrum Disorders.