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London LASER 11
Tuesday 20 October 2015
6.30 - 9.00pm (registration from 6.00pm)
C303, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 1 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA
The eleventh London LASER event hosts co-directors of Art Laboratory Berlin, Regine Rapp and Christian de Lutz on the fluid boundaries between visual arts, biology and the humanities, and artist/scientist J.J. Hastings on the complexities of our relationship with our biomaterials.
FREE, but booking required to ensure you save a place.
Regine Rapp is an art historian and curator working in the fields of image/text theory, artist books, installation and art & science collaborations. Christian de Lutz is a visual artist and curator interested in technology and science. They are the directors of Art Laboratory Berlin which, co-founded in 2006, has produced over 35 exhibitions and numerous conferences, seminars, performances and workshops. Their talk The Biological Sublime in 21st Century Art will focus on the fluid boundaries between visual arts, biology and the humanities with specific examples of art/science collaborations and new hybrid forms.
J.J. Hastings’ work focuses upon the intersection and interplay of art and science - from philosophy to praxis - merging scientific and artistic research. She holds advanced degrees in both Biology and Bioinformatics, and an MA Art & Science from Central Saint. Recent residencies include the Khoj Workshops in Delhi, SymbioticA in Perth, the Lumen Residency in Atina, Italy, and Ausstellingsraum Klingental in Basel. J.J. is also co-founder of the bio-creative consultancy The Kitchen with fellow CSM alumna and materials designer Amy Congdon, as well as a member of both the Lumen and London Alternative Photography Collectives. JJ will talk about her work on the body as a contested space, focusing on the unique biological trace of our corporeal being through time.
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LASER is a program of evening gatherings, which bring together eclectic guest speakers working at the intersections of art, science and technology. Free of charge and open to the public, LASER encourages lively discussion in an informal academic setting. lasertalks.com
London LASER is hosted by University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins MA Art and Science and LENS) and University of Westminster (CREAM), and organised by Heather Barnett and co-chaired with John R A Smith. LASER is a project of Leonardo® /ISAST (the International Society for Art, Science and Technology). londonlaser.net