Finding Affinities – At the Nexus of Art and Science – April 28 – May 4, 2019 – Art Museum Moritzburg – Halle, Germany


Herzliche Einladung zu “FINDING AFFINITIES – AT THE NEXUS OF ART AND SCIENCE” am Sonntag den 28. April 2019, ab 12 Uhr, im Nationalen Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina -Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale)

You are cordially invited to the opening of “FINDING AFFINITIES – AT THE NEXUS OF ART AND SCIENCE”, Sunday April 28, 2019, beginning at 12pm, in the National Academy of Science Leopoldina – Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, Halle (Saale)

Kunst-Wissenschaftsausstellung der Global Young Academy

Im Rahmen der internationalen Tagung „Re-enlightenment? Truth, reason and science in a global world. GlobaI Young Academy International Conference of Young Scientists“ an der Nationalen Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina wird im Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale) eine Ausstellung der Global Young Academy Arbeitsgruppe Science & Art = Peace and Justice zu sehen sein.

Von Anfang an bestand eine starke Verbindung der Projektgruppe zur offenen, internationalen ArtSci Nexus-Plattform, die sich auf die kollaborative Ästhetik zwischen Kunst und Wissenschaft konzentriert. ArtSci Nexus Teams arbeiten mit wissenschaftlichen Themen, Datensätzen, Werkzeugen und Techniken, um den wissenschaftlichen Prozess konstruktiv zu kritisieren, die Forschung zu visualisieren und auf einen Beitrag zu neuen Methoden und Ansätzen hinzuarbeiten.

Vier aktive Nexus-Teams werden in einer einwöchigen Ausstellung am Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale) vorgestellt: Arrhythmia, Neural Module, Bacteriality und The Well-Tempered Brain. Zusätzlich dazu werden das Gastprojekt Dolphinet, die Klangkünstlerin Miriam Akkermann von der Jungen Akademie und eine Kinderbuchpublikation von Dmitry Alexeev präsentiert.

Weitere Informationen zu den ausgestellten Projekten

In a unique collaboration between the GYA working group Science & Art = Peace and Justice and Art-Sci Nexus, four teams of artists and scientists will present their work in a week-long exhibit at the Art Museum Moritzbug in Halle (Saale), Germany – during the GYA’s 2019 Annual General Meeting and International Conference.

Programme – 28 April – 4 May 2019
Art Museum Moritzburg
Friedemann-Bach-Platz 5, 06108 Halle (Saale)

Visiting Hours 28 April – 4 May: 12:00-18:00

Special Events

Sunday, 28 April 2019
Vernissage 12:00-18:00
12.30-13:00 Introduction Speech
13:00-14:00 Dmitry Alexeev “Science. Martyrdom. Entrepreneurship. Vision”
14:00-15.00 Moderated Panel discussion
15.30-17.00 Performances by Arrhythmia, Neural Module, Well-Tempered Brain and Dolphinet, with guest sound artist Miriam Akkermann

Monday, 29 April 2019
18:00-18:40 Lecture by ArtSci Nexus curator Candace Goodrich 30 min, 10 min Q&A “Anthropocentrism: The Failure of Modernity – How do we decolonize the sciences through ecovention?”
19:00-21:00 Performances by Arrhythmia 20 min, Neural Module 20 min, Well-Tempered Brain 20 min, Dolphinet with Guest sound artist Miriam Akkermann 20 min

Saturday, 4 May 2019
March4Science Workshop
12:00-12:30 Workshop opening featuring poetry by Martin Dominik (University of St. Andrews)
12:30-13:00 Lecture by Rob Jenkins (University of York, UK) “Lessons from illusions”

One of the most important insights from psychology is that we do not experience reality as it is. We experience reality as it seems. Our picture of reality emerges from the interaction between evidence arriving at the senses and expectations drawn from memory. This interaction is called perception. The role of expectations in shaping perception can sometimes be exposed by illusions. The great appeal of perceptual illusions is that they offer us glimpses into the workings of our own minds. They also offer a source of humility. None of us has direct access to the truth. None of us is infallible. Contemplating the limits of the human mind gives us a better understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. In this talk, I will explore fundamental principles of perception, what they tell us about how the mind works, and how they can inform better decisions.

13:00-15:00 Workshop on sonification of science data with Mark Matthes (artist, musician and curator from Hamburg, Germany) and Sergey Kostyrko (St. Petersburg State University, Russia)

Sonification is advanced fast growing technique allowing explore scientific data and monitoring complex processes using sound generating systems. The data obtained during the measurements can be converted into sound vibrations, which makes it possible to register them through the human auditory system. The goal of many sonification systems is to process the multimodal data streams in real time, as well as to operative detect the changes in critical parameters. In the same way as visualization of datasets creates the visual abstractions for the complex relationships between variables, sonification transforms the data in audible abstractions. As audible sound itself is a very complex phenomenon, special attention is paid to the issues of sound design. Often, aesthetic and artistic experiments translate sonification projects from the field of scientific research into the field of digital art. Thus, the purpose of this workshop is to introduce the theoretical and practical aspects of the considered technique.

15:00 Music performance based on discussed techniques

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