Applied Pure Film

Film still shows concentric circle ripples on water suface

Documentary film of the Event and Exhibition Applied Pure at the MI


A six-minute film about the immersive music, water and light event ‘Applied Pure’, held in the lecture theatre L2 of the Andrew Wiles Building, the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford on 18th November 2019. 

Featuring Medea Bindewald playing JS Bach's ‘Allemanda from Partita VI in E Minor BWV 830’ on the harpsichord. Joseph Black and Kate Beaugié sculpted the water and made patterns during the performance. 

The project was curated and created by Kate Beaugié in response to being invited to be artist-in-residence and to exhibit at the Mathematical Institute by the MI arts consultant, mathematics lecturer and subsequent co-curator Balázs Szendrői

The artworks featured are photograms; digitised, enlarged, and printed and face mounted with perspex. The works were made by Kate Beaugié for the Mathematical Institute and were described by Martin Kemp; the leading authority and art writer on Leonardo Da Vinci, as “Delicious”


“So ein überraschend schönes Erlebnis! Auf einmal war die sonst so schwierige Weltsituation vollkommen vergessen. Großartig!" Translation: “What a surprisingly beautiful experience! At once, the otherwise so difficult situation of the world got completely forgotten. Brilliant!”
Theo Jasper

Filmed by Matt Appleby.

Assistant camera Harry Reeves.

Edited by Ewan Golder.

© Kate Beaugié & Ewan Golder 2021.


The project was supported by The Arts Council England, Oxford City Council, The Mathematical Institute, The Tory Family Foundation, Oxford City Council, Torch: The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, Mr Anthony White, St Peter’s College, University of Oxford and Mrs Mary Esslemont.

Supporting logos: Arts Council England, Oxford Mathematics and University of Oxford, Oxford City Council, Torch: University of Oxford, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities.
Supporting logos: Arts Council England, Oxford Mathematics and University of Oxford, Oxford City Council, Torch: University of Oxford, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities.

This project is dedicated to the memory of my great-grandfather, Sidney Edmund Beaugié bn. August 21, 1879 who achieved a double first in Mathematics and French at University of Oxford in the early 1900s.