Dialogues between Artists and Scientists (2013-2014)

As a part of the measurement research, I organised a series of events, called “Dialogues between Artists and Scientists”. Three events have been scheduled for December 2013 and January 2014 at Kunstraum of Leuphana University of Lueneburg. For each event, one artist and one scientist are invited to give a presentation about their work which will lead into a discussion. The aim is to intersect two different approaches and ideas on measurement and measurability.

Dialogue between an Artist and a Scientist is supported by institut francais, Heidelberger Kunstverein and Kunstraum of Leuphana University of Lüneburg.

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Jan. 23, 2014 Aesthetics of Measurement

Dialogue between Matt Mullican and Patricia T. Clough The Calculative Aesthetic, Objects and Unconscious Desire in the Age of Big Data by Prof. Patricia T. Clough In this presentation, I will address the contemporary concern with measure and big data. I will take up both the unconscious desire of childhood memory and the epistemological unconscious of sociological research in order to situate myself in the non-conscious and impersonal space of objects and the calculative aesthetic. This will allow for a reconsideration of the distinction of quantitative and qualitative measure as well as objects and systems. Patricia T. Clough: She is…

Jan. 15, 2014 Epistemology of Measurement

Dialogue between Lucy Powell and Oxana Timofeeva We Are Here by Lucy Powell, artist My interests lie in our efforts to make order and sense of the world: language, belief systems, taxonomies, the pursuit of knowledge, the struggle to understand and the catalogue of absurdities that are thrown up along the way. From the signalling proteins that plants share with animal neuron systems to the scientists that spend a lifetime studying a single molecule – I am fascinated by all forms of intelligence and knowledge. Working mostly in video and text my art practice runs parallel to my ongoing inquiry…

Dec. 11, 2013 Politics of Measurement

Dialogue between Chihiro Minato and Sophie Houdart Measuring measurer – an observation of hyper-measurement society by Chihiro Minato, Prof. Tama Art University, Tokyo Minamisoma,Fukushima,from Measurement Project 2012 After 3.11 north-eastern great earthquake, our everyday life has been submerged under numbers and ratios. The probability of next “big one” was communicated through an interminable tables and schemas of numbers. At the same time new measuring posts for radioactivity were massively installed in every play grounds for kids around Fukushima, even we see no kids playing any more. Under such circumstance I imagined “the measuring project” not to measure the air nor…