Julie Westerman & Dr. John Hart
Julie Westerman is an artist and lecturer based in Sheffield. She studied MA Fine Art in Birmingham (1985) and Sculpture at Chelsea School of Art (1984). She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University. Recent group exhibitions include: Drawing Spaces, LoBe, Berlin (2011); Fifteen, S1 Artspace, Sheffield (2010) and Distance, Galerie 5020, Salzburg (2006). She recently curated a one-day event, Brutalist Speculations and Flights of Fancy at Site Gallery, Sheffield.
Dr John Hart is a senior sports engineer who works within the Centre for Sports Engineering Research at Sheffield Hallam University, as an aerodynamicist and reverse engineering specialist. Dr Hart’s day-to-day role involves both research and the provision of consultancy services, in these areas, to a wide range of clients. He recently worked with British winter teams as part of the UK Sport funded Innovation Program in preparation for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
Fly Birdie Fly uses Sports Science as a gateway into Art and vise versa. Capitalising on the different language of sports, science, and art the film tracks the flight of a shuttlecock. The narrative and poetic film interprets the process of analysis, using sound, data, and a flock of geese. artysportysciencyart.co.uk