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Public Seminar With Honor Harger


Date: 12 September 2014
Time: 4pm **NOTE LATER-THAN-USUAL START
Location: SymbioticA
Speaker: Honor Harger, Executive Director ArtScience Museum Singapore

In this talk, Honor Harger will discuss her curatorial approaches including those in her role as Executive Director ArtScience Museum Singapore. Additionally she will share details of her recent project involving the sounds of the sky, using art to connect her audience to the universe via radio waves emitted from celestial bodies turned into sound by ordinary radio receivers’ speakers that convert electrical signals into sound waves.

Honor Harger is a New Zealand-born artist and curator who has a particular interest in artistic uses of technologies and the cultural impact of scientific ideas. She is Executive Director of ArtScience Museum in Singapore. Prior to arriving in Singapore in March 2014, she was artistic director of Lighthouse, a digital culture agency in Brighton, UK from 2010 to 2014. She has also worked at Tate Modern (UK) transmediale and the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (Germany), Artspace (New Zealand), and many other arts organisations and festivals around the world.
Honor also writes the blog, Particle Decelerator, which collects together news from the worlds of science, art and technology, placing a special emphasis on the collision between the quantum and the cosmological. Her artistic practice is produced under the name r a d i o q u a l i a together with collaborator Adam Hyde. One of their main projects has been Radio Astronomy, a radio station broadcasting sounds from space. Honor has lectured widely including at the TED conference, LIFT in Geneva, the European Space Agency, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, California Institute of the Arts and the American Film Institute.

Artlink Magazine launch - Biotech Art Edition

**NOTE LATER-THAN-USUAL START AND OFF-CAMPUS LOCATION

Date: 19 September 2014
Time: 5:00pm
Location: The Bird, 181 William St Northbridge, Western Australia
Round table speakers: Stelarc, Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr, Guy Ben-Ary, Kirsten Hudson, Stuart Bunt, Donna Franklin and moderated by Elizabeth Stephens.

Bio-art inhabits a realm within the art/science/medicine/technology matrix and this international issue examines a world where human beings are evolving in response to the rapid progress of biotechnology in medicine, genetics, and science.

The work of a biotech artist might include extensions to the body; the relationship of living to non-living; bio-couture (living ‘textiles’) the future of cyborgian systems; man-machine interactions and a great deal more.

Microbes and bacteria are one of the new frontiers in the understanding of life on earth, and have started to appear as the raw materials of art in various contexts.