January 2015 marks the anniversary of the Art|Sci Center’s founding 10 years ago, and the launch of our year-long celebration. Join the Art|Sci Collective in looking back through the prolific decade and looking forward to the next. Sketches for future projects intermingle with presentations from memorable Art|Sci exhibitors, constructing a dynamic picture of the center’s continuing quest to promote “the third culture” between art and science.
In collaboration with SONOS Studios, the Art|Sci Center presents BRAINSTORMING: SYNESTHESIA
In the SONOS Studios space on La Brea, the Art|Sci Center hosts a performance where artists, scientists, and musicians explore through cognitive synchronization how sound affects the human brain and body.
Art|Sci Director Victoria Vesna, media artist, professor in the Department of Design Media Arts, and director of the UC Digital Arts Research Network lectures about her life as artist, professor, and director. This event is part of the Design Media Arts Lunchtime Faculty Lecture Series.
From the work of artist Jason Fahrion, who raises silkworms in his garage on local mulberry leaves, to UCLA iGEM's quest for genetically modifying bacteria to produce fluorescent silk, a cabinet of curiosities at the Art|Sci Gallery weaves a story of silk, and of the biological factories that humans have carefully cultivated to manufacture it.
Performing Quantum Entanglement: Subtle Apparatuses for Extrasensory Affectiveness
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 5th | 5-7 p.m.
Art|Sci Gallery, 5th Floor CNSI
What does it mean to be entangled? In this experimental work, composed of three interactive video installations, Ribeiro invites us to think about ourselves and our affective dimension from a semi-material and non-local perspective.
Unfolding | Clusters: A Music and Visual Media Model of ALS Pathophysiology
Frederico Visi + Giovanni Dothel in collaboration with Duncan Williams
Opening Reception: 5 pm, June 3rd
Art|Sci Gallery, Room 5419, CNSI
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is the most common of the five motor neuron diseases, it is characterized by progressive degeneration of the upper and lower motor neurons of the spinal cord.
This interdisciplinary project presents a way of employing music and immersive media in order to illustrate the biomolecular processes behind the progress of ALS and thus help raise awareness in the greater public.
Director Victoria Vesna will open her honors class, Biotech & Art to visitors for a workshop led by visiting artist Jason Fahrion, who will be presenting his art projects with insects as biological factories.
Students and visiting scholars will examine the silkworm life cycle and look at potential medical and artistic applications of the substances that silkworms produce along with the silk, as well as learn about Fahrion's work with honeybees and the local production of honey.