CHAIRS: Heather Barnett and John R A Smith.
London LASER is hosted by University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins MA Art and Science) and University of Westminster (CREAM), and has been running since February 2014.
London LASER Labs presents:
7th November 2018
London LASER returns for the third installment of London LASER Labs - a student-led takeover, exploring themes at the intersection of art and science through an evening of interactivity, talks and discussion.
We are in the midst of both an incredible and challenging space age. How can we harness the information, collected in silo, from the fields of cosmology and quantum physics to conceive of a more unified vision of how the universe (and us) are put together? Within science and culture - what new models of thought could we foster? How do creativity and consciousness fit into this emerging paradigm? How can we rethink our practices to swerve the impasse some are labelling a new 'Dark Age'?...
Part 1 Re:Thinking Space Playlab: 5.15pm - 6.30pm
Join us in the PlayLAB workshop where we will be imagining the universe through interactive investigations with Dr Natasha Almeida, Curator of Meteorites at the Natural History Museum and artists Lisa Pettibone, Lois Bentley and Olga Suchanova. The event is free but booking is required.
Part 2 Re:Thinking Space Talks: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Join us for stimulating talks by interdisciplinary luminaries in the field, physicists Dr. Ceri Brenner and Dr. Cham Ghag, artist Susan Ayre and cosmologist Dr. Thomas Kitching compered by the Arts Catalysts’ Nicola Triscott. The event is free but booking is required.
Part 1: Joining us for the Re:Thinking Space workshop...
Dr Natasha Almeida, Curator of Meteorites at the Natural History Museum, provides a rare opportunity to handle specimens of meteorites from the inner solar system and an opportunity to investigate the objects in terms of their form, material, texture and hue.
Image: Natural History Museum
Lisa Pettibone, alumna of the Central Saint Martins MA Art and Science programme and current Artist in Residence at Mullard Space Science Laboratory invites you to explore the concept of imagined space through paper sculpture. You’ll transform 2D material into 3D hanging objects through surface manipulation and gravitational force.
Image: Lisa Pettibone Art
Artist and LASER co-programme lead Lois Bentley will be facilitating a workshop designed by fellow artist Olga Suchanova and invite guests to create celestial images with invisible light. Traditional printmaking meets cutting edge chemistry using strontium aluminate - a substance that consumers energy before re-emitting as light.
Image: Olga Suchanova
LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) Talks is Leonardo's international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversations. LASER Talks were founded in 2008 by Bay Area LASER Chair Piero Scaruffi and are in over 30 cities around the world. To learn more about how our LASER Hosts and to visit a LASER near you please visit our website.
The mission of the LASERs is to provide the general public with a snapshot of the cultural environment of a region and to foster interdisciplinary networking.
Central Saint Martins, Room C303
University of the Arts
King's Cross, LON N1C 4AA