N Festival is an initiative of Arte + Ciencia (UNAM) and Bioscénica, with special support from Cultivamos Cultura (Portugal), to expose and extend the knowledge of different international organizations and collectives -mainly led by women-, working at the intersection between art, science and philosophy (in the academic and artistic fields), in a Festival format to be presented at the Digital Culture Center and the UNAM, under the theme of epigenetics and multiple spatialities.
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Streaming Live 7 pm PST / -8 UTC January 19, 2017 5-7 pm: Exhibition Opening / Reception for the artist -- Art Sci gallery, CNSI 5th floor. 7-8:30 pm: LASER with Lucie Strecker, Kalus Spiess, Stephen Nowlin, Chris O'Leary, Ryohei Nakatsu and the featured artist. Presentation space, CNSI 5th floor. Directions to Art|Sci Gallery | CNSI 5th floor
Anne Niemetz, an Art|Sci Center alumni on sabbatical from New Zealand, will be joining us at the end of the quarter as the Bermant Foundation Resident. Anne is a media artist and designer working in the fields of wearable technology, interactive installation and audio-visual design. She is particularly fascinated by the convergence of art, science, design and technology, and she pursues collaborative and cross disciplinary projects. Learn more about Anne and her projects on
Klaus Spiess is an endocrinologist, psychosomaticist and medical anthropologist who now works as an associate professor in the field of art and science at the Medical University of Vienna. His performances and installations (all together with Lucie Strecker) address biopolitical issues in medicine and have been shown at numerous performance and exhibition spaces (Budascoop Kortrijk, Tanzquartier and Belvedere/21er Haus Vienna, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, the BEALL Center for Art + Technology, Irvine, the Onassis Cultural Center Athens, the Bemis Center of Contemporary Arts Omaha and the OK Center, Linz, where he was awarded an Honorary Mention at the Prix Ars Electronica. He has published numerous articles on his transdisciplinary work (Performance Research, Kunstforum International, Springerin, The Lancet and Leonardo, among others).
Lucie Strecker is a performance artist and researcher exploring the relationship between scientific concepts of biological matter, technology and performance art. She is a fellow of the Berlin University of the Arts and holds a senior postdoc position at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Currently she is leading the artistic research project, "The Performative Biofact," funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). Performances and Installations in cooperation with Klaus Spiess have been shown at Budascoop Kortrijk, Tanzquartier and Belvedere/21er Haus, Vienna, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, the BEALL Center for Art + Technology, Irvine, the Onassis Cultural Center Athens and the OK Center, Linz, where the duo has been awarded a Honorary Mention (2015) at the Prix Ars Electronica. She has published articles on trans-disciplinary performances in Performance Research, The Lancet, and Diaphanes Publishers. Learn more about Lucie and her work on
Ending the year with a warm farewell for Art|Sci's Mick Lorusso It's with endearing hearts and fond sentiments that we must bid farewell to one of the Art|Sci Collective's central members, Mick Lorusso. A new path calls Mick to New Mexico, and we wish him all the best on this new journey of his! We can't thank him enough for everything he has contributed to Art|Sci's endeavors at UCLA and beyond, and we'll be forever grateful for his creative presence and contagiously uplifting personality. This won't be the end of our collaboration with Mick, and it's on that exciting note that we punctuate his departure with an ellipsis—we're looking forward to crossing paths again in the near future... Left to right: Art|Sci director Victoria Vesna, creative director Dawn Faelnar, writer Kenneth Azurin, exhibition / program manager Mick Lorusso — Not pictured: contributor Judy Kim
On Thursday, November 17th we present FLUID SYSTEMS, an exhibition featuring members of the Sci|Art Nanolab team and their creative approaches to systems in ecology, medicine, and life sciences. The show kicks off at 5pm in the Art|Sci Gallery at CNSI, followed by the night's Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous in the CNSI presentation room! (above artwork by Dr. Olivia Osborne)