Creative Futures and Being in Between: Prof Victoria Vesna

12 June 2018, 17:00 - 19:00

Seminar room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Professor Victoria Vesna (Artist, Professor, Director of the Art|Sci Centre UCLA, and North American editor of the AI and Society Journal)

 

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Victoria Vesna, presents excerpts of her work over 3 decades (20+ solo shows, 70+ group shows) followed by a Q & A and open discussion. 

 

Victoria Vesna’s experimental creative research resides between disciplines. Through her participatory installations she investigates how communication technologies affect collective behaviour and how perceptions of identity shift in relation to scientific innovation. Her work involves long-term collaborations with composers, nano-scientists, neuroscientists, evolutionary biologists. In speaking of a project with Nano Scientist Jim Gimzewski, 'Energy at the Edge of Art and Science', she says:

"Once an artist takes on the challenge of making the invisible visible, or the inaudible audible, he/she is almost immediately thrown into the realm of energy at the edge of art and science. The established art world based on visual culture finds it difficult to place this kind of work. The scientific community, used to working in this realm in a reductionist way, finds it hard to comprehend. Yet, the public seems to be drawn to artwork residing "in between," and there seems to be a universal need for a connection to the spiritual realm beyond what established religions offer." Victoria Vesna – Artist (2012)

 

 

 

http://victoriavesna.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n242FwID2s

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Open to all.  No registration required
Part of the Cambridge Interdisciplinary Performance Network (CIPN), Seminar series

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