The Heart of the Matter is an exhibition that brings together art and medicine to reflect on the human heart. Created by artist Sofie Layton and bioengineer Giovanni Biglino the exhibition invites audiences to discover the extraordinary nature and complexity of the heart through 3D printing, digital animation, printed textiles, sound installation and sculpture.
The Heart of the Matter exhibition opened at the Great North Museum in Newcastle, 24 March – 6 May 2018, and toured to the Royal West of England Academy and Centrespace Gallery in Bristol, 14 July – 19 August. A selection of artworks was presented at the V&A in London, 22-23 September, as part of the London Design Festival, before the full show at Copeland Gallery in Peckham, 1-11 November 2018.
‘A beautiful, thoughtful, evocative representation of what it means to be a patient, a parent, a doctor, or scientist involved in treating people with heart disease’ The Lancet