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Art & Science, the big trail

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  • UserJean-Marc Chomaz (CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique); École Polytechnique)
  • ClockWednesday 29 November 2017, 09:00-09:40
  • HouseSeminar Room 1, Newton Institute.

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GFSW04 - Form in art, toys and games

Is science a territory and can the current Art & Science movement transform it by transplanting artists into “residence”? Do we enter into the era of the conquest of science, good scientists in the new myth of the frontier; should the artist pace the unknown of his gesture, descending the cliffs of The Big Trail to the conquest of a valley of knowledge? The knowledge is folded and complex; the implantation of artist on the territory of science, authorizes postures of ethnologist, colon or explorer but to penetrate this world of spirits we must accept the indigenous miscegenation. My practice Arts & Sciences is deeply rooted in this crossbreeding, this hybridization. A shared journey between artists and scientists, leads to a sensitive exploration of the logical spaces of regular appearance, of future non-existents. The group can also be renamed to the slope and deny the gravity by not following only the deductive lines. One route will become art and the other will become science, but in these shared journeys, each will become the other, revealing the sensitive side of science, meeting the Giants of Light. For me a common work Art & Science leads to this double initiation transforming the very nature of the sciences, questioning the value of the model, the truth and the proof.

This posture of artist-scientist rehabilitates science as an act of the mind, imaginary made of interrogations and projections of the sensible real. The logical universes are jealous of their mysteries, dark matter, foliated and sooty energy, they are infinite measured by the mesure of the proof. They often pour into submerged areas. To survey them as an artist, without believing in the rolling of stones, opens other valleys perched in the folds of the rock. Three holes drawn on the surface of a box and the space of nine trays conceals a hidden sheep of the ephemeral Prince.

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