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Understanding ARTS based RESEARCH Symposium + Exhibition

April 4 @ 10:00 am - April 6 @ 5:00 pm

Understanding ARTS based RESEARCH Symposium + Exhibition
APRIL 4–6, 2019
Presented by the UCLA Art Sci center in collaboration with the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien, or informally Die Angewandte).
The two-day symposium and exhibition on arts based research aims to envision a future in which arts and design are understood to be central to the success of every complex problem. Focus in the program will be to highlight the importance of art research and education, particularly in times of social unrest and climate change. It is through the arts that the scope of human experience around creativity, innovation, empathy, culture, and knowledge is learned, expressed, and distributed, both for the common good and the development of the individual. By highlighting collaborative research between artists, humanists, scientists and scholars at large, the symposium will attempt to demonstrate the important role of art research in academia and beyond.
SYMPOSIUM
April 4th—UCLA south campus
ARTS based RESEARCH in times of CLIMATE & SOCIAL CHANGE
California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)
WORKSHOP
April 5th–UCLA north campus
WHAT’S NEXT?
Eco materialism & contemporary art
EDA, Broad Arts center
Book signing: UCLA Fowler museum
EXHIBITION of the Angewandte
April 6th–UNDERSTANDING–ART & RESEARCH
Building Bridges Art Exchange gallery
Bergamot Station, Santa Monica
Organized by
Victoria Vesna, department of Design Media Arts, ArtSci center.
Confirmed participants: Gerald Bast, Cornelia Bast, Amir Baradaran, Marisa Caichiolo, Ina Conradi, Alexander Damianisch, Rose-Lynn Fisher,
Gabriel Harp, Allison Leigh Holt, Dalila Honorato, Margaret Jahrmann, Iain Kerr, Terence Koh, Greg Lynn, Victoria Marks, Laura Parker, Ingeborg Reichle, Ruth Schnell, Siddharth Ramakrishnan, Jiayi Young, María Antonia Gonzáles Valerio, Linda Weintraub, Vera Wittkowsky, Dajuin Yao.
SYMPOSIUM: April 4th
Arts based Research in times of Social and Climate Change
10am–6pm
Location: South campus– California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) auditorium
With interdisciplinary collaborations that span beyond the arts, crossing boundaries into the humanities and the sciences, the role of the artist as a catalyst becomes a critical issue to consider. This is particularly true for research universities, where the arts have often not been given the same importance or weight as other disciplines. The symposium will also address some of the thorny issues that arise when faculty work across traditional modes of scholarship, therefore charting new territory in their practice. Even in universities where there is enthusiasm about interdisciplinary research, many faculty who bridge different fields find promotion policies do not always value innovative aspects of their work. How does this influence curricular decisions? What are the implications for students, faculty and the larger community, especially in times of climate change and social unrest?
WORKSHOP:
April 5th
Work Out / Tune-Up / Turn On– What’s Next? Eco Materialism & Contemporary Art–participatory actions with author Linda Weintraub
10–5pm
Location: North campus– EDA, UCLA Broad Arts
6pm
Reception and book signing by Linda Weintraub at the Fowler museum
Author and artist Linda Weintraub will lead a series of hands-on methods with visiting artists and scholars, faculty and students. In her approach, she re-establishes the physical organism as a tool for investigation and discovery, thus activating “sensory studies,” a growing field of academic inquiry, and “new materialism,” which is a current development in philosophy. The day will be divided into topics based on chapters in her recently published book, What’s Next?: ecomaterialism & contemporary art (Intellect). Together with guest participants, Weintraub invites her audience to consider the remarkable capacity of the human organism to discern, interpret, and apply evidence of the material and energetic environment.
EXHIBITION:
April 6th–27th
Opening reception, April 6th, 6 – 8 pm
Location: BUILDING BRIDGES ART EXCHANGE, BBAX
Bergamot Santa Monica, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Unit F2, Santa Monica, CA 90404
In the exhibition UNDERSTANDING – ART & RESEARCH, curated by Gerald Bast, Alexander Damianisch and Barbara Putz-Plecko (Angewandte) 15 projects of artistic research practice, related work by the artistic researcher Margaret Jahrmann and the Angewandte Artistic Research PhD Program are presented — all approaches challenging our established perspectives. The exhibition will enhance the understanding of possibilities of research through art in new ways and the driving force of inquiry, artistic and scientific activity. The desire and claim to contribute to the transformation of society can be viewed, examined, sensed, discussed and experienced through examples from research and teaching, science and art, design and architecture. The exhibition was newly adapted and designed for the Building Bridges Art Exchange gallery after presentations in New Zealand (Dunedin School of Art) and Singapore (Nanyang Technological University Singapore).
April 4: 10-5pm
Location: Auditorium, UCLA California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)
Gathering: 9 – 10am: registration, coffee, tea and breakfast snacks
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10:00
Opening / welcoming remarks:
Victoria Vesna, Director, Art Sci center
Jeff Miller, Director, California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)
Victoria Marks, Associate Dean of UCLA School of the Arts & Architecture
10:30 – 11:00
Keynote: Gerald Bast, President, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
Art based Research in SOCIAL / ACADEMIC CLIMATE CHANGE
11:00–12:30– short presentations followed by a discussion Cornelia Bast, Ina Conradi, Alexander Damianisch, Gabriel Harp, Greg Lynn, Victoria Marks, Daijun Yao
12:30 –1:30 Lunch break
1:30 – 2:00
Keynote: Linda Weintraub, author, What’s Next: eco-materialism in contemporary art
2:00–4:00
Art based Research in ENVIRONMENTAL CLIMATE CHANGE
Amir Baradaran, Maria Gonzales, Marisa Caichiolo, Dalila Honorato, Iain Kerr, Siddharth Ramakrishnan, Ingeborg Reichle
WORKSHOP
APRIL 5, 10–5pm
Location: North campus– EDA, UCLA Broad Arts
Work Out / Tune-
Up / Turn On–What’s Next? Eco Materialism & Contemporary Art–Celebrating your body participatory actions with author Linda Weintraub
11 – Noon. CHAPTER ONE: SECRETIONS
“ARTISTIC EXPRESSION VIA DNA”
PRESENTER: Wenda Gu
Participants will paint with ink infused with DNA from human hair, a form of “Ink Alchemy” that embodies the rich symbolism of ancient China, and addresses contemporary conditions and consideration.
Noon – 1 pm, CHAPTER TWO: DIRT
“TASTE of PLACE”
PRESENTER: Laura Parker. Participants will experience the remarkable variability of soil and its influence on the taste of the foods in which they grew. “I BELIEVE SOIL IS….. Mysterious, Commonplace, Unclean, Beautiful….” Participants will interrogate their personal relationship to soil, prepared by Lind Weintraub.
1 pm – 2 pm, CHAPTER 2: UTILITY OF PEOPLE “UNSEEN: THE INVISIBLE MENACE”
PRESENTER: Jiayi Young.
Participants will come together to reconsider human agency for a more sustainable future of carbon neutral. Through building, seeing, playing and experiencing, UNSEEN helps to visualize one metric ton of CO2.
2 pm – 3 pm, CHAPTER FOUR: FIRE
“TOTALLY WARM: THE MATERIALITY OF HEAT”
PRESENTER: Iain Kerr. Participants will discover the cosmic extremes of heat on planet Earth by foraging and preparing sweet drinks ‘cooked’ by sun, micro-organisms, rocks, and minerals.
3 pm-4 pm CHAPTER FIVE: TECHNOLOGY
“THE PHONE IN THE APPLE: MATERIAL TECHNOLOGY- DISSOLVING BODIES”
PRESENTER: Vera Wittkowsky. Participants will explore their physical and emotional entanglements with their cell phones and related social / environmental issues via a guided mental journey to conceptualize performances/artworks.
4 pm–5 pm CHAPTER SIX: WHAT’S NEXT?
“WHAT’S NEXT? ECO MATERIALISM!”
PRESENTER: Terence Koh.
Participants will explore the possibility that relinquishing dependencies on electronics, mechanics, and corporations results in emotional enhancements, not deprivations.
April 6th–27th
Opening reception, April 6th, 6-8pm
Location: BUILDING BRIDGES ART EXCHANGE, BBAX
Bergamot Santa Monica, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Unit F2, Santa Monica, CA 90404
CONTACT:
UCLA
Victoria Vesna, vv@ucla.edu
Cella DePrima, cjdeprima@gmail.com
University of Applied Arts Vienna (Angewandte)
Alexander Damianisch alexander.damianisch@uni-ak.ac.at
Building Bridges Art Exchange (BBAX)
Marisa Caichiolo buildingbridges@gmail.com
Kayla Broberg kayla.buildingbridgesax@gmail.com

Details

Start:
April 4 @ 10:00 am
End:
April 6 @ 5:00 pm
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Venue

California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)
570 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Phone:
3102674838
Website:
https://cnsi.ucla.edu

Organizer

UCLA Art|Sci Center
Website:
http://artsci.ucla.edu/