Noisy embryos is an multi-channel, audio-visual installation that reflects on the relationship between scientists and the animals they observe by juxtaposing videos of snail embryos generated under laboratory conditions with the ‘messiness’ of the natural environment and of the process of data collection in the field. It draws on interdisciplinary research carried out by RADIX collaborators –  Deborah Robinson (artist), David Strang (sound artist) and Simon Rundle (Professor of Aquatic Biology) during a field trip to Gotland where they filmed, recorded sound and collected snails at locations used by naturalist Carl Linnaeus and film maker Andrei Tarkovsky.

The RADIX research residency in 2015 was supported by the Baltic Art Centre, Gotland. Noisy Embryos was exhibited at the Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge, March 2017 where RADIX collaborators gave an interdisciplinary talk with Professor Nick Hopwood, Cambridge, as part of the Cambridge Festival of Science, 2017.