21.09.2011 / Satellite Voice by Dazed&Confused
INFUSION. A high end collision of art and science
During the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art “Rewriting the Worlds”, LABORATORIA Art & Science Space presents the INFUSION project. The exhibition unites outstanding Russian artists and scientists from the Department of Neuroscience, Kurchatov NBIC-Centre of the National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”.
LABORATORIA Art & Science is the first and the only Russian center to investigate the problems of art and science interaction. Is it true that rational thinking and creative activity are subdued to the different parts of our brain? Is it possible to write down one’s thoughts with the help of electric impulses, emanated by our brain? How can we visualise the emotional state of a man? The answers to these and other questions are searched for by the INFUSION project. The main theme of dialogue between artists and scientists, participating in the exhibition, is the research of our brain activity. During the last year artists acquainted themselves with the recent technologies and studied out technical aspects of the scientists’ work, while scientists were seeing in the peculiarities of the artistic work.
As a result of numerous discussions and round-tables there appeared ten projects, that offer unique, artistic vision of the current scientific research topics such as understanding of the higher nervous activity, behavior, mental processes, memory. The outcome of the INFUSION project will be an interdisciplinary seminar with Russian and foreign scientists will participate (Konstantin Anokhin, Yuri Alexandrov, Alexander Kaplan and others).
The seminar will take place in LABORATORIA Art & Science Space on October 28 - 29, 2011. One of the themes will be the integration of artistic and scientific worlds.
Автор: Kemal Tarba