tagged: science

Berlin Biennale 8: The Gentleman's Guide to Tropical Photography

by Guy Parker
Having read about the historical themes and ideas that curator Juan A. Gaitán chewed over while planning the 8th Berlin Biennale, I wondered if I was supposed to feel like some colonial explorer as I journeyed southwest towards Dahlem and into a Berlin kiez less travelled (by a peripheral fellow traveller of the Berlin art crowd, at least). Someone like Alexander von Humbolt, who undertook the first scientific exploration of South America and whose name is to appear on the controversial Humbolt... [more]
Posted by Guy Parker on 5/29/14

Playing with Gray Matter

by Nicola Bozzi
Conceived as half of a two-exhibition series titled , Lotte Geeven's solo show at PAKT plays with the viewer’s perception, right off the bat. The most striking installation in the Zeeburg gallery is a series of stripes, ranging from black to white, which turn the banal chromatic shift of the venue's floor that occurs over the course of the day into something visible and discrete. Another work, this one sound-based, plays noises recorded by the artist during her visit to a 9.101 meter-deep hole... [more]
Posted by Nicola Bozzi on 10/9/13

The Phenomenology of Sugar

by Melissa King
Welcome to CANDYLAB. Walk amongst the sculpted molecular derivatives of glucose and color, and find and lose yourself in the plethora of sugared forms. Having opened on Berlin Gallery Weekend, Thomas Feuerstein’s solo show conflates the unlikely bedfellows of bound literature and boundless glucose. Entering into the gallery space, the viewer is treated to a mock construction of a Viennese apartment, a period setting punctuated with outlandish scientific contraptions and candy-coated... [more]
Posted by Melissa King on 5/16/13

Observer Effect

by Alicia Chester
In science, the “observer effect” refers to the phenomenon that the act of observation itself changes the subject of observation. Quantum mechanics goes a step further and takes for granted that a system cannot be observed without also being changed. The solution is to consider the observer as part and parcel of the system. Observer Effect, curated by artist Carrie Gundersdorf and Gallery 400 director Lorelei Stewart, tests the hypothesis that artistic practices are analogous to scientific... [more]
Posted by Alicia Chester on 1/24/13

A Refreshing Scientific Approach

by Andrew Roberts
I am mildly envious of the science world. I am fascinated that, in their realm, absolute truths exist; like gravity and chemicals. I am always amazed and bewildered at their (whoever 'they' might be) confusion over the subjective nature of art. Therefore, when I stumbled over these photographs on the NewScientist website the other day, I was incredibly pleased that the two had fused and that the science world was celebrating things on aesthetic quality alone. Perhaps this favour should be... [more]
Posted by Andrew Roberts on 1/5/09
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