Figure 1 Publishing

Art + Design

Leaning Out of Windows

An Art and Physics Collaboration

Randy Lee Cutler, Ingrid Koenig. Co-published with Occasional Press, in collaboration with Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Art and physics collide in this expansive exploration of how knowledge can be translated across disciplinary communities to activate new aesthetic and scientific perspectives.

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“Rather than consider how art might interpret science, LOoW developed alternative models for collaboration where we “leaned out” of our respective disciplinary worlds in order to see not only our shared questions from fresh perspectives but also how these questions overlap across fields of knowledge.”

—Randy Lee Cutler and Ingrid Koenig

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Book Description

Leaning Out of Windows shares results from a six-year collaboration by a group of artists, scholars and physicists exploring the connections and differences between the language they use, the means by which they develop knowledge, how that knowledge is visualized, and, ultimately, how they seek to understand the universe.

Physicists from TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, presented key concepts in the themes of Antimatter, Emergence, and In/visible Forces to artists and scholars convened by Emily Carr University of Art + Design; the participants then generated conversations, process drawings, diagrams, field notes, and works of art. From this leaning into uncertainty comes a rich array of work towards furthering the shared project of artists, scholars and scientists in shaping cultural understandings of the universe. Combined with additional essays, diagrams, and artworks, these texts and artworks live in the intersection of disparate fields that nonetheless share a deep curiosity of the world and our place within it, and a dedication to building and sharing knowledges.



“The Leaning Out of Windows art and science collaborators undertake crucial cultural work in which we all have a significant stake.”
BC Studies

“Leaning Out of Windows should delight anyone who enjoys pondering the interference pattern between art and science, or wants a more impressive-looking library.”

“A publication that is as fascinating as it is ambitious … Leaning Out of Windows is beautifully illustrated.”
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Book Launch
September 7, 2023
Emily Carr University


  • Paperback
  • 9 × 12 inches
  • 216 pages
  • 978-1-77327-217-7
  • $45 CDN / $40 USD
  • May 2023 (Canada) / June 2023 (U.S)