Fluid Matter(s) A cross-cultural examination of bodily fluids and drugs that act upon them This symposium brings together research on…
Special thanks to the organising committee of CNIC PhDay 2017 for the warm and honored invitation and everyone who attended my lecture on November…
Dear MEDinART friends, Delighted to announce that I have been invited to give a talk about MEDinARΤ and the intersection…
Interdisciplinary conference “Taboo – Transgression – Transcendence in Art & Science” that includes theoretical and artwork presentations. The conference is…
London LASER 17
Tuesday 18 October 2016
6.30 – 9.00pm (registration from 6pm)
C303, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 1 Granary Square,
Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA
The event is free but please book to reserve a place.
London LASER 17 hosts Richard Bright on Visualising Thought and Elena Cologni on theIndisciplined.
Richard Bright is an artist and writer. After studying Fine Art and Physics he went on to become the founder and director of The Interalia Centre in 1990, an organisation that provides an international forum for the exchange of ideas between the arts and the sciences. Its aims are based on the belief that far from being mutually exclusive activities, art and science represent different yet complimentary ways of looking at and understanding the world. He is also the editor of the online magazine Interalia Magazine, launched in 2014, which explores the interactions between art, science and consciousness. Drawing on the disciplines of Art, Buddhism and Neuroscience, he will explore questions relating to ‘how thought can be visualized’.
Elena Cologni is an artist working with live, installation and performance art practices. She has a PhD in Fine Art from University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins, where she was also Post-Doctorate Fellow (Arts and Humanities Research Council 2004/06), a Research Fellowship at York Saint John’s University (2007/09), and is now associated to the Commonwealth Intercultural Arts Network (University of Cambridge) (2013/), and Lecturer at Lincoln University. Her presentation will give an overview of the in(ter)disciplinary umbrella project rockfluid created in collaboration with the Faculty of Experimental Psychology, Cambridge University. She will focus on the topic of ‘disruption’ both in processes of memorisation and in the function of participatory approaches, drawing on recent projects exploring social dynamics among participants. Her active account will include a series of practical and physical exercises to experiment with (and subvert) underpinning psychological, sociological and cognitive aspects.
For further info about the event, click HERE.
The Andreas Vesalius 500th birthday conference that took place on 6th October 2015 at the Medical University of Astana, Kazakhsta…
In the “Andreas Vesalius 500 Birthday Symposium” entitled “Anatomy, Art and the Body”, that took place in Copenhagen, at 18th…
“Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564) 500th Birthday Symposium”, Copenhagen at 18 September 2014. Commemorating the 500 years of the birth of Andreas Vesalius the…
Opening reception of “The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis” – a brand new solo exhibition by Anna Dumitriu showing installations and sculptures made with strains of mycobacteria, transformed historical artefacts, and textiles that our reveal the complexities of Tuberculosis (TB) and our responses to the disease. The show explores the strange history of TB from artistic, social and scientific perspectives and covers subjects such as superstitions about the disease, its literary and romantic associations, the development of antibiotics and the latest research into whole genome sequencing of bacteria.
Artworks in The Romantic Disease” are made with a combination of textile art and biological matter including strains of Mycobacterium vaccae, M. bovis and M. tuberculosis that have been sterilized prior to exhibition. Re-crafted historical artefacts and objects are added to the mix. For example, Dumitriu has developed a series of textile installations stained with bacteria dyes patterned using antibiotic ‘resists’, which focus on how early ‘antibiotics’, such as Prontosil, were derived from chemical dyes. For ”Where there’s dust there’s danger” she has created a series of tiny felt lungs from wool and dust into which she has incorporated the DNA of killed Mycobacterium tuberculosis produced in a Containment Level 3 Laboratory (the highest level for handling bacteria). Around a century ago dust was incorrectly thought to be one of the primary causes of the disease. Amongst the altered historical artefacts an intricately carved and engraved Pneumothorax Machine can be found, previously used to collapse lungs of unfortunate patients ‘to give them a rest’.
The exhibition has been developed through Anna Dumitriu’s ongoing artist’s residency at The University of Oxford with the UK CRC Modernising Medical Microbiology Project, and is funded by The Wellcome Trust.
The show is also open 16th January 2014 – 24th March 2014, daily 12pm (noon) – 9pm
There will also be a major one day symposium on World Tuberculosis Day on 24th March 2014. with key speakers in the field of TB and press conference will be held at Waterman’s for World Tuberculosis Day on 24th March. The latest research into this disease, which currently affects one third of the World’s population, will be discussed in a highly accessible way.
As well as the exhibition and symposium, The Romantic Disease has an ‘open lab’ workshop with Anna Dumitriu, Dr Simon Park, Dr Melissa Grant and special guests. This will run on five Saturdays, 11am – 5pm, on 15th and 22nd February, 1st, 15th and 22nd March 2014 and visitors on those days will see the group at work in the gallery.
To attend the open lab see www.openlabworkshop.eventb
Watermans, 40 High Street, Brentford, West London, UK, TW8 0DS
In September 2014, under the auspices of the municipality of Zakynthos and the Embassy of Belgium in Athens, the Ionian Island will host events commemorating the 500th anniversary of the birth of Andreas Vesalius in Brussels. The Flemish physician, the father of modern human anatomy, died on Zakynthos, Greece, in 1564.
The 2014 events are being organized by an enthusiastic team of volunteers: Pascale Pollier, Ann Van de Velde, Mark Gardiner, Pavlos Kapsambelis, Gerassimos Coidan and coordinator Theo Dirix, financially managed by the Belgian not-for-profit organization BIOMAB: http://biomedicalart.blogspot.gr/
Account: IBAN: BE88 0016 1775 0741 / BIC: GEBABEBB
For the official website of the symposium check here