Opening and Tour April 6, 2017 

Join us to the opening of The Cabinet Project

4:00 pm Introduction and dry reception -The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences 

4:30 - 6:30 Tour of the Exhibition with the artists 
Tour starts from the courtyard of The Fields Institute

6:30 - 9:00 Reception at Victoria College
(joint reception with MMSt exhibition: 
"Untold Stories: 150 Years of Research Culture at the University of Toronto"

You can join at any time of the tour. Follow us on Twitter using the hashtag: #cabinetproject 

Artist's talks

Artists will deliver brief presentations, which will be followed by a panel discussion where scientists and collaborators will act as respondent to the topics/collection being explored by the installations

Friday Apr. 7 - 5:30-7:30 pm The Fields Institute

Nature: patterns, models, imitation 

Dave Kemp and Jonathon Anderson

Stefan Herda 

Stefanie Kuzmiski

Monday Apr 10 - 5:30-7:30 pm The Gerstein Science Information Centre, 9 King's College Circle
Sensing the Microbial
The microbial world has recently taken centre stage in many discussions in the environmental, biological, and medical sciences. The incredible variety of microbial entities and their ubiquitous presence have raised many questions about their interaction with the world surrounding them, their mutual/symbiotic relations with otehr organisms and the beneficial effects and damages they may be triggering into unaware animals, plants, and human beings. Join us on Apr. 10 as we discuss three artistic projects exploring three different ways in which the microbial world can be examined and measured. Artists will be joined by scientists in a friendly panel discussion.

Mick Lorusso and Joel Ong
Nicole Clouston
Nicole Liao

James Scott
Andrea Sass-Kortsak

Tuesday Apr 11 - 11:30 am -1:00 pm Jackman Humanities Institute, 170 St George street, Room 100 
Lunch brief talks in collaboration with the Digital Humanities Network (DHN): Tools and Instruments
What kind of Instruments do we use in our artistic/creative/professional activity? Do instruments and tools used by the humanities have to be separate from the sciences? what happens when the arts and humanities use tools traditionally reserved to the sciences? and what happens when the sciences use art in their research?

Microcollection - Artist, ITA
Erich Weidenhammer - Curator, UTSIC (University of Toronto Scientific Instruments Collection)
Roberta Buiani - Interdisciplinary Artist, Curator, co-founder, Artsci Salon
Eliot Britton - Composer
Dan McDonald - Biomedical Simulation Lab

Moderator: Alex Gillespie

Wednesday Apr. 12 5:30-7:30 pm The Fields Institute 

Physics Legacies: departures and returns at the department of physics 
For a long time, the Physics Department at the University of Toronto has hosted a series of objects and instruments  of great historical relevance. The first Electron Microscope of North America called U of T home for a long time, before being transported to The Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa; the impressive collection of Koenig's Tuning forks was located in a dusty corner at teh entrance of teh department before being archived in the UTSIC collection. Join us as we discuss two projects that revisit the history behind these instruments and incorporate them into beautiful interactive installations. Welcome back TEM and Koenigs' forks!


Rick Hyslop
Nina Czegledy 


Stephen Morris
Aina Tulips