Eye of the Storm 暴风眼

[2009/06/08 10:49 | 分类: info | by lizhenhua ]
An Arts Catalyst / Tate Britain Conference, in association with Leonardo/Olats
一种艺术的催化剂 / 泰特英国会议,雷昂纳多与Olats协办

Eye of the Storm 暴风眼
An interdisciplinary conference on scientific controversy 关于科学争议的跨学科会议

19 / 20 June 2009 六月19-20日
Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1, UK 泰特英国博物馆,伦敦

Interested in how artists are responding to today's hot issues in science and society? Join artists, scientists and social scientists at this conference exploring belief and experiment, dissent and discord, big science, high finance, geopolitics and the legislation of uncertainty around subjects including climate change, biotechnology, genetics and astrophysics. From esoteric arguments over the structure of the universe to highly charged public controversies around the use of stem cells, Eye of the Storm brings together an extraordinary international group of artists whose work playfully and provocatively intervenes in science, scientists at the heart of these controversies, and other experts to spark two days of dynamic conversations about our changing world.

Speakers include artist Eduardo Kac, whose artworks creating transgenic animals have generated controversy since he first persuaded French geneticists to produce a rabbit that glows in the dark, Sheila Jasanoff, one of the major voices in science and technology studies who has called for a new humility in technology, artist Rod Dickinson whose re-enactments of scientific experiments form part of his ongoing exploration into the mechanisms underpinning systems of belief and social control, Oron Catts, pioneer in the use of bioscience as a medium for artistic expression, Helen and Newton Mayer Harrison, pioneers of environmental art, who have worked for over thirty years with biologists, ecologists and urban planners to to uncover ideas and solutions to complex ecological problems, astronomer Roger Malina who will discuss the current crisis in astronomy with dark energy, and sociologist Harry Collins who for many years has studied the human dynamics of controversies raging between astronomers in the search for gravity waves.

Organised by The Arts Catalyst and Tate Britain, in association with Leonardo/Olats

REGISTRATION

Tate Britain Auditorium
£70 (£35 concessions), booking required
Price includes drinks afterwards
Register on
http://www.tate.org.uk/britain/eventseducation/symposia/18169.htm
or call +44 (0) 20 7887 8888.

Register online
or call +44 (0) 20 7887 8888.

PROGRAMME

Day One Friday 19 June

9:30 Registration
10:00 Conference starts

10:15 Keynote Lecture

Sheila Jasanoff, Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard University

Q&A chaired by Nicola Triscott, Director, The Arts Catalyst

11:00 – 12:15 Session 1: Trust in Numbers

Richard Hamblyn & Martin John Callanan, writer and artist in residence, UCL Environment Institute
Data Soliloquies: Graphical Communication in Science

Stephen Healy, senior lecturer, School of History and Philosophy, UNSW
Scientific Controversy – Differences of ‘Fact’ or Contending ‘Forms of Life’?

Tommaso Venturini, researcher, Bologna University
Cartography of Controversies

Discussion chaired by Rob La Frenais, Curator, The Arts Catalyst

12:15 Artists’ Presentation

Helen and Newton Mayer Harrison, artists
The Force Majeure

Q&A chaired by Rob La Frenais, Curator, The Arts Catalyst

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 – Session 2: Testing to Destruction

Rod Dickinson, artist and senior lecturer, University of the West of England

Michael Bravo, senior lecturer, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge
How Experiments are Remembered

15:00 – 15:30 Tea

15:30 – 17:30 Session 3: The Genetic Paradigm

15:30 – 16:15 Keynote Lecture

Eduardo Kac, artist
Telepresence and Bio Art

16:15 – 17:30

Sylvia Nagl, Head of Cancer Systems Science and Informatics, UCL
Our Virtual Genome

Trish Adams, artist in residence, Visual and Sensory Neuroscience Group, University of Queensland
Pluripotent Adult Stem Cells: an artist grows her own...

17:00 Discussion chaired by Oron Catts, artist and Director
of SymbioticA, University of Western Australia

17:30 END

18.30 – 20:00 Reception


Day Two Saturday 20 June

10:00 – 10:10 Conference starts

10:10 – 11:30 Session 4: An Unsteady Universe

Keynote Lecture

Roger Malina, astrophysicist, Director of L’Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille
Dark Energy and the Ethics of Curiosity

Keynote Lecture

Harry Collins, Professor of Sociology, Cardiff University
Getting into Gravitational Waves: `Elective Modernism' and the Two Cultures

Discussion

11:30 – 13:00 Session 5: Species and Power

Meredith Tromble, Associate Professor, San Francisco Art Institute
Models or Agents? Animals, Women, and the Culture of Science
/
Revital Cohen, designer
Natural Kingdoms and the Postbiological World
/
Oron Catts, Director, SymbioticA, The Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts, School of Anatomy and Human Biology, University of Western Australia
The Salamander and the Slime Mould - Mixing the Regenerative Bodies
/
Adam Zaretsky, artist
Does Cloned Animal Safety take into account the effect of Aesthetics on the long-term Ecological effects of Food Chain Design?
/
Discussion chaired by Rob La Frenais, Curator, The Arts Catalyst

13:00 - 14.00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 Session 6: Decoding the Body

Ania Dabrowska, artist, & Bronwyn Parry, cultural geographer, Queen Mary, University of London
Mind over Matter: Rehabilitating Bodily Donation in the wake of 'Alder Hey
/
Kira O’Reilly, artist, & Janet Smith, developmental geneticist, University of Birmingham
[Scientific] objectivity: can convergences and divergences of ideas between the ‘artist’ and ‘scientist’ point of view engender a truth that is ‘more real’?
/
Norman Cherry, Professor of Art, Architecture & Design, University of Lincoln
Grow Your Own – Angiogenetic Body Adornment
/
Discussion chaired by Bernadette Buckley, Programme
convenor, MA Art & Politics, Goldsmiths, University of London

15.00 - 15.30 – Tea

15:30 – 17:30 Session 7: The Geopolitics of Science

Alana Jelinek, artist and curator
BLACCXN Science
/
Steven Rose, neurobiologist, Emeritus Professor Department of Life Sciences, The Open University
Who Controls our Minds? Neuroscience and the Surveillance Society
/
Paul Dorfman, senior research fellow, University of Warwick,
spokesman, UK Nuclear Consultation Group
Russian Dolls, Chinese Whispers and Nuclear Song-Lines
/
Helen Evans, artist, Hehe
Incineration – Smoke without Fire, Fire without Smoke

Discussion

17:30 END

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Selection Committee

Chair: Nicola Triscott, Director, The Arts Catalyst
Michael Bravo, Senior Lecturer, Scott Polar Research
Institute, University of Cambridge
Bernadette Buckley, Programme Convenor, MA Art & Politics,
Goldsmiths, University of London
Sian Ede, Director of Arts, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Madeleine Keep, Education Department, Tate Britain
Rob La Frenais, Curator, The Arts Catalyst
Roger Malina, Chairman Emeritus, Leonardo, Director of
Research, CNRS


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