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The link between art and science goes back at least as far as the Renaissance, and this evergreen relationship will be explored in the third iteration of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time (PST) initiative in 2024. Predating the Getty’s announcement, however, the Pasadena–based nonprofit Fulcrum Arts launched the inaugural Free Radicals symposium in 2017, a series of talks and performances exploring the intersection of art and science. This weekend, they’re holding their second symposium, Free Radicals: On the Provocations of Awe, a two-day event produced in collaboration with the ArtCenter College of Design and Pitzer College.
“To have the Getty invest so much in this topic is really affirming the reasons why we are pursuing this line of inquiry,” Fulcrum Arts Executive and Artistic Director Robert Crouch told Hyperallergic. “Other peer institutions are seeing value in what we’re doing. We’re hoping to see echoes of this over the next few years.”
This year’s program will feature a diverse selection of artists and scientists, anchored by a keynote presentation from Barnard College professor of physics and astronomy Janna Levin, who is also the Director of Sciences and Chair of the Science Studios at the Brooklyn–based arts institution Pioneer Works. Other highlights include a quadrophonic sound performance from Jana Winderen based on field recordings in Antarctica; a “live algorithmic audio/visual” performance by Tom Hall using data drawn from the everyday; and a screening of films exploring fluid dynamics by Chris Parks, who has created visual effects for mainstream films including Gravity and The Fountain. Guests are welcome to come for one program or attend the entire symposium, which is free and open to the public.
When: Saturday, November 9 & Sunday, November 10, 10am–5pm daily
Where: ArtCenter College of Design (1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, California)
More info at Free Radicals
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