conversations on art and science

Keynote Lecture and Afternoon Seminar
Performance Space, Building 25

As part of the TAEM Postgraduate week CAST is very excited to be hosting an afternoon of conversations on art and transformation. Beginning with a Keynote lecture by Honor Harger Executive Director of the ArtScience museum in Singapore, and followed by a panel discussion addressing relationships between art and science in digital contexts the afternoon will consider the contribution that artistic practice in the network can make to social and environmental change.

Harger’s talk will introduce audiences to cutting edge work that includes artists using drones and critical data technologies. Titled “Something Invisible in the Landscape is Just Landscape” Harger’s lecture examines recent art practices that have engaged scientific and social data both big and small to enable us to critically rethink relationships with the environment. Her visit is made possible by a grant from the Australia Council visiting scholar’s program.

Honor’s keynote will be followed by a panel discussion addressing the intersections of art and science and their transformative potentials in contemporary contexts. It will build on the recent CAST research camp “Nature, Network and Event” that drew together eleven UOW researchers and two invited guests to discuss the critical and practical tensions in research that addresses contemporary concepts of nature.  With two new invited guests, the Thinking Art and Science panel will begin by attempting to address the ways in which links between art and science are becoming more visible.

Panel:

  • Su Ballard, Convenor CAST, UOW
  • Honor Harger, Executive Director ArtScience Museum, Singapore
  • Kathy Cleland, Director of Digital Cultures Program, University of Sydney
  • Brogan Bunt, Associate Dean Research LHA, UOW
  • Lucas Ihlein, Lecturer Contemporary Arts, UOW

Image: Immaterials: Light Painting WiFi by Timo Arnall, Einar Sneve Martinussen, and Jørn Knutsen (2011)