Action Potential


short documentary film

photo: Ester Segara


2016, MA Art & Science (Distinction) Central Saint Martins, London, UK

2011, Fine Art BA (1st Class Hons ) Norwich University of the Arts, UK

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)

2021, Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, London, UK

2017, Berlin, Berlin, Galerie Fontana at Stadssalon, Amsterdam, NL

Group Exhibitions (Selected)

2022, Reborn, Werkspoor International Art Center, Utrecht, NL

2021 Lighting up 2021 , London Light, Kings College, UK

Jenny Walsh uses glass in combination with other materials to explore the intersection between art, science and technology, studying the role of glass in scientific discovery, and using glass to communicate scientific concepts. She regularly collaborates with scientists, believing that working in an interdisciplinary environment opens up new perspectives and encourages wider audiences to participate in science. Action Potential is an interactive sculpture that reflects the human body’s neural pathways. The light sequence represents the cascade of neural impulses that transmit information through the body. Her work is influenced by the history of glass in scientific innovation and the role of electricity in re-stimulating neural pathways. The sculpture combines the inert and insulating properties of glass with the conductive properties of copper for certain electrical interfaces to enhance the functionality of the body.