The Poetics of Mathematics and the Process of Collaboration
How might a cellist, a dancer, and a visual artist approach a collaboration and what does math have to do with it? Join us for a D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) Experiment online. Launched in 2011, DASER is a discussion forum exploring multidisciplinary projects and fostering networking across disciplines. We moved DASER online where we are experimenting with different formats. In October, the discussion explores The Poetics of Mathematics and the Process of Collaboration.
Rainbow Fletcher is a Seattle-based dancer, choreographer, and artistic director of Hypernova, a contemporary dance company she founded in 2014. She creates dance-based art which is dynamic, emotionally driven, and elegantly athletic. As a choreographer, she has a reputation for making smart work "disguised" as entertainment. She studied dance at Cornish College of the Arts. In addition to dance, Fletcher studied martial arts with Grandmaster Uoon Choi and received her Black belt in Taekwondo with USTA Martial Arts.
Dylan Rieck is a Portland, OR-based cellist, composer, and music teacher. As a member of the groups Balmorhea, The Crying Shame, Stop Thief! and others, he has played nearly 1,000 concerts all over the U.S. and in 15 countries around the world. As a composer and arranger, Rieck defies categorization as he synthesizes the many genres that he embraces. He has appeared as a performer or arranger on over 40 albums spanning a wide range of musical styles. His varied experience and talent at playing by ear allow him to work quickly and efficiently to adapt to any musical setting.
Trained as a mathematician and engineer, Seattle-based artist Michael Schultheis has developed a process that reflects his interest in the visualization of equations. He approaches the blank canvas—as he did an engineer's white board—with ideas expressed in mathematical equations. In 2004, the NAS featured an exhibition of his work titled Cycloids. The series of paintings was inspired by the structure of the NAS’ Fred Kavli Auditorium in Washington, D.C. Schultheis has presented work in over 60 solo exhibitions across the country. Before dedicating himself to painting on the surface of canvases, Schultheis formulated his ideas on chalkboards at Cornell University and whiteboards at Microsoft.
JD Talasek, Director, Cultural Programs, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.
Thursday, October 22 at 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. EDT
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D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) is co-sponsored by Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) and Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology. DASER fosters community and discussion around the intersection of art and science. The thoughts and opinions expressed in the DASER events are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the National Academy of Sciences or of Leonardo.
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