Thursday 1 July 2021
14.00 – 15.30 BST
Online via Zoom FREE | Information and booking here
Join MA Art & Science graduates for an interactive guided tour. The students will take you on an embodied experience navigating you through their virtual exhibition. This diverse group of transdisciplinary artists explore themes of Art, Science, Ecology, Biotechnology, Cybernetics, Virtual Reality, Consciousness, Perception, Philosophy, Spirituality and more. This is an opportunity to hear from them about their emerging practice and research, and actively participate in a Q & A discussion.
Some works presented focus on ecocentric perspectives, rethinking the dichotomy between human vs nature. They explore unmapped environments; such as wastelands, deep oceans, moon scapes and mountain tops. Drawing inspiration from mycelium networks that are mirrored in computing networks and cybernetic systems. They reflect on the role of technology in the age of the Anthropocene.
Can digital intelligence aid us in reaching altered states of consciousness?
Can virtual space also reside the animistic and ritualistic?
Other works explore non-human systems through biotechnology; merging art, science and spirituality. Furthermore, works presented investigate the dualities of light and dark, conscious and unconscious, and the subjective and objective. By approaching artworks as vessels of communication, they open up philosophical questions regarding the nature of reality and perception. They interrogate relationships between art, metaphysics, life and the psychology of self.
How can the subjective nature of art and the objective nature of science be unified?
Presentations by: Audrey Rangel Aguirre | Yan Cheng | Holly Hewitt | Molly Macleod | Noa Rodríguez Méndez | Anna Strøe | Bridget Swann
Moderated by: Nathan Cohen | Heather Barnett | Sabrina Hasan | Adrian Holme