A solo exhibition by award-winning visual artist and quantum physicist, Dr Libby Heaney.

Ooze Machines features an immersive multi-channel video, new glass and 2D works and a playable experience. Both seductive and repulsive, slime is a recurring motif throughout the show. Heaney sees the microscopic quantum world as slime-like and fluid, rather than precise and point-like as we might imagine. Arising from this is the innate sliminess of our bodies, other life forms and machines. Playfully, Heaney also contends with the so-called slimy nature of big tech.

Through a layered aesthetic, Ooze Machines offers a first glimpse into the non-binary, entangled futures that quantum technologies will bring. Quantum devices, like quantum computers, function entirely differently than current binary technologies and when fully developed will enable us to see intricate connections and entanglements between matter, energy, space and time.

Open 4 May – 30 June.
Join us for the extended opening on Saturday 4 May, 6pm – 8pm. Free, everyone welcome


Family Workshop
Saturday 8 June, 11am – 1pm
Take part in large scale collaborative paintings and manipulate slime-like materials in a tactile and sensory experience for the whole family.
Free, drop-in, 5yrs+

Quantum & Queerness
Dr. Libby Heaney in conversation with Joseph Constable, Head of Exhibitions at De La Warr Pavilion
Tuesday 4 June, 6pm – 8pm
Free, booking required
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Ooze Machines is co-presented with Brighton Festival, and part of their 2024 programme.
Find out more about Dr Libby Heaney.