LASER talks Fortaleza

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LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) is Leonardo/ISAST's international program of evening gatherings that brings artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversations.

CHAIRED BY: Profa. Dra. Clarissa Ribeiro

LASER Talks November 2019

Special Edition Organized by Fulbright Researcher in Residence Liz Lessner

 

Theme: Knowledge Transmission

The theme of this Laser focuses on the myriad ways we transmit knowledge. The artists and researchers participating in this LASER look at circuits of transmission that flow through, or circumvent the didactic. Liz Lessner's Relational Objects Projects, built at UNIFOR, looks at the ways that sensation, specifically touch, encapsulates meaning. Anna Scime's films highlite the ways that animal, plant, and fungal life encode information. André Parente's performative media works explore how objects create circuits of informational flows in culture.  And John Protevi's research into dynamical systems theory, and biological and cognitive science examines themes of prosociality, and affect's role in the transmission of political emotion.

 

Speaker Bios:

Liz Lessner

Liz Lessner is a sculptor whose work combines traditional fabrication techniques and emerging technologies to create sensory experiences that reframe common occurrences and routine encounters. She is currently a Fulbright Scholar affiliated with the University of Fortaleza in Ceará, Brazil. Lessner has had solo shows at Honfleur Gallery in Washington, D.C.; Big Orbit, a Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Arts Project Space in Buffalo, NY; and The University of Oregon’s Eric Washburne Gallery in Eugene, OR. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including the Guapamacátaro Center for Art and Ecology in Michoacán, Mexico, A.I.R. gallery in Brooklyn, NY, and Everard Read’s Circa Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa. Her research into embedded electronics ability to create novel sensory experiences has been supported by grants like the Mark Diamond Research Fund, fellowships like the Eyeo Artists Fellowship, and awards like a 2019 Fulbright Research Award to Brazil.

Website: https://lizlessner.com/

Contact: liz.lessner@gmail.com

 

André Parente

André Parente is an artist and researcher of cinema and new medias. In 1987 he obtained his PhD from the University Paris 8 under the guidance of Gilles Deleuze. Full Professor at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro where, in 1991, he founded the Nucleus of Image Technology (N-Imagem). Since 1977 he has been producing several videos, films and installations in which predominate a conceptual and experimental approach. His works have been exhibited in Brazil and abroad (Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, Mexico, Canada, Argentina, Colombia, China, Portugal, among others). He is the author of the books: Imagem-máquina (1993), Sobre o cinema do simulacro (1998), O virtual e o hipertextual (1999), Narrativa e modernidade (2000), Tramas da rede (2004), Cinema et narrativité (L’Harmattan, 2005), Preparações e tarefas (2007), Cinema em trânsito (2012), Cinemáticos (2013), Cinema/Deleuze (2013), Passagens entre Fotografia e Cinema na Arte Brasileira (2015), among others. In the recent years he was the recipient of the following prizes: Rumos - Transmídia do Itaú Cultural (2002), Petrobrás de Novas Mídias (2005), Sergio Motta de Arte e Tecnologia (2006), Petrobrás de Memória das artes (2008), Oi Cultural (2010), Caixa Cultural Brasília (2011), Funarte de Artes Visuais (2013) e Funarte de Incentivo a Arte (2012), Oi Cultural (2014), Prêmio Marc Ferrez (2015), Secretaria de Cultura do Rio de Janeiro (2016).

Website: http://www.andreparente.net/

Contact: andresouzaparente@gmail.com

 

John Protevi

John Protevi is Phyllis M Taylor Professor of French Studies and Professor of Philosophy at Louisiana State University. He is the author of Edges of the State (Minnesota, 2019); Life, War, Earth: Deleuze and the Sciences (Minnesota, 2013); Political Affect: Connecting the Social and the Somatic (Minnesota, 2009); Political Physics: Deleuze, Derrida, and the Body Politic (Athlone, 2001); Time and Exteriority: Aristotle, Heidegger, Derrida (Bucknell, 1994); and co-author, with Mark Bonta, of Deleuze and Geophilosophy (Edinburgh, 2004). He is also the editor of A Dictionary of Continental Philosophy (Yale, 2006). He was the Scots Philosophical Association Centenary Fellow for 2012, and delivered the Niebuhr Lecture at Elmhurst College in 2014. His research and teaching materials can be found at www.protevi.com/john.

Website: http://www.protevi.com/

Contact: protevi@lsu.edu

 

Anna Scime

Anna Scime is an internationally exhibited media artist, whose recent solo and group screenings and exhibitions include: Burchfield Penney Art Center (Buffalo), Berlin International Directors Lounge (Berlin), Centro Cultural Borges (Buenos Aires), Detroit Independent Film Festival (Detroit), FLORA ars+natura (Bogotá), Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video & Music Festival (Kuala Lumpur) and PS1 MoMA (NYC). Her documentary work has been broadcast nationally and published throughout the web on Free Speech TV, PhillyCAM and ArtGrease. She has received awards for her work including fellowships from ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and The New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA), The Center for the Moving Image, The Liberace Foundation, The Mark Diamond Research Fund, and The Robert and Carol Morris Fund for Artistic Expression and Performing Arts. She studied journalism at Northeastern, and graduated summa cum laude with Bachelor’s Degrees in English and in Art from University at Buffalo, where she also received an MFA from the Department of Media Study, and taught courses in media production and analysis. She was Squeaky Wheel's interim Executive Director from late 2015 through 2016, and continues to contribute to the cultural ecosystem in Buffalo through her work with community arts nonprofits, like the Buffalo International Film Festival. She is also Lumiflux Media’s Executive Director, and since 2013 has worked to ensure that the organization sustainably stewards a dynamic roster of media productions.

Website: http://www.a--a.org/

Contact: anna@a--a.org

 

Tema: Circuitos de Conhecimento

Nesse LASER vamos tratar das diversas formas de transmissão de conhecimento. Os artistas convidados exploram circuitos de transmissão que fluem através ou subvertem estratégias didáticas convencionais. Os Projetos de Objetos Relacionais de Liz Lessner, construídos na UNIFOR, analisam as maneiras pelas quais os sentidos, especificamente o toque, encapsulam informações. Os filmes de Anna Scime destaca as maneiras pelas quais a vida animal e vegetal codifica informações. Os trabalhos de mídia performativa de André Parente exploram como os objetos criam circuitos de fluxos informacionais na cultura. E a pesquisa de John Protevi sobre teoria de sistemas dinâmicos e ciência biológica e cognitiva examina temas de prosocialidade e o papel de afeta  na transmissão de emoções políticas.

 

Biografia dos artistas e pesquisadores convidados:

Liz Lessner

Escultora cujo trabalho combina técnicas tradicionais de fabricação e tecnologias emergentes para criar experiências sensoriais que reformulam ocorrências comuns e encontros rotineiros. Atualmente é bolsista Fulbright, afiliada à Universidade de Fortaleza, no Ceará. Lessner teve shows individuais na Galeria Honfleur, em Washington, DC; Big Orbit, um Centro para Exploratório e Perceptual Arts Project Space em Buffalo, NY; e Eric Washburne Gallery, da Universidade do Oregon, em Eugene, OR. Ela expôs nacional e internacionalmente, incluindo o Centro Guapamacátaro de Arte e Ecologia em Michoacán, México, A.I.R. galeria em Brooklyn, NY, e Circa Gallery de Everard Read em Cape Town, África do Sul. Sua pesquisa em eletrônica embarcada para criar experiências sensoriais foi apoiada por doações como o Mark Diamond Research Fund, bolsas como a Eyeo Artists Fellowship e prêmios como o Prêmio Fulbright de Pesquisa 2019 para o Brasil.

Website: https://lizlessner.com/

Contato: liz.lessner@gmail.com

 

André Parente

André  Parente é um pesquisador de cinema e novas mídias e artista visual.  Em 1987, recebeu seu doutorado em comunicação na Université Paris 8, sob orientação do filósofo francês Gilles Deleuze.  Ele é Professor titular da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, onde, em 1991, fundou o Núcleo de Tecnologia da Imagem (N-Imagem) na UFRJ. Desde 1977 ele tem produzido vídeos, filmes e instalações em que predominam uma abordagem conceitual e experimental. Suas obras já foram expostas em diversas galerias no Brasil e no mundo, em países como Alemanha, França, Espanha, Suécia, México, Canadá, Argentina, Colômbia, China, Portugal, e outros. Ele é o autor dos livros: Imagem-máquina (1993), Sobre o cinema do simulacro (1998), O virtual e o hipertextual (1999), Narrativa e modernidade (2000), Tramas da rede (2004), Cinema et narrativité (L’Harmattan, 2005), Preparações e tarefas (2007), Cinema em trânsito (2012), Cinemáticos (2013), Cinema/Deleuze (2013), Passagens entre Fotografia e Cinema na Arte Brasileira (2015), entre outros. Nos últimos anos, ele recebeu os seguintes prêmios: Rumos - Transmídia do Itaú Cultural (2002), Petrobrás de Novas Mídias (2005), Sergio Motta de Arte e Tecnologia (2006), Petrobrás de Memória das artes (2008), Oi Cultural (2010), Caixa Cultural Brasília (2011), Funarte de Artes Visuais (2013) e Funarte de Incentivo a Arte (2012), Oi Cultural (2014), Prêmio Marc Ferrez (2015), Secretaria de Cultura do Rio de Janeiro (2016).

Website: http://www.andreparente.net/

Contato: andresouzaparente@gmail.com

 

John Protevi

John Protevi é Phyllis M Taylor Professor of French Studies e Professor de Filosofia ao Louisiana State University. Ele é o autor de Edges of the State (Minnesota, 2019); Life, War, Earth: Deleuze and the Sciences (Minnesota, 2013); Political Affect: Connecting the Social and the Somatic (Minnesota, 2009); Political Physics: Deleuze, Derrida, and the Body Politic (Athlone, 2001); Time and Exteriority: Aristotle, Heidegger, Derrida (Bucknell, 1994); e co-autor, com Mark Bonta, de Deleuze and Geophilosophy (Edinburgh, 2004). Ele também é editor do A Dictionary of Continental Philosophy (Yale, 2006). Foi bolsista do Scots Philosophical Association Centenary Fellow em 2012 e proferiu a Palestra Niebuhr no Elmhurst College em 2014. Seus materiais de pesquisa e ensino podem ser encontrados em www.protevi.com/john.

Website: http://www.protevi.com/

Contato: protevi@lsu.edu

 

Anna Scime

Anna Scime é uma artista de mídia exibida internacionalmente, cujas exibições incluem: Burchfield Penney Art Center (Buffalo), Berlin International Directors Lounge (Berlin), Centro Cultural Borges (Buenos Aires), Detroit Independent Film Festival (Detroit), FLORA ars+natura (Bogotá), Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Vídeo & Music Festival (Kuala Lumpur) e PS1 MoMA (NYC). Seu trabalho documental foi exibido nacionalmente e publicado a web na Free Speech TV, PhillyCAM e ArtGrease. O trabalho dela recebeu prêmios como ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and The New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA), The Center for the Moving Image, The Liberace Foundation, The Mark Diamond Research Fund, and The Robert and Carol Morris Fund for Artistic Expression and Performing Arts. Ela estudou jornalismo na Northeastern e se formou em summa cum laude com bacharelado em inglês e em arte à University at Buffalo, onde também recebeu um MFA do Department of Media Study e ministrou cursos em produção e análise de mídia. Ela foi Diretora Executiva interina da Squeaky Wheel do final de 2015 a 2016 e continua a contribuir para o ecossistema cultural em Buffalo através de seu trabalho com organizações non-profit  de artes comunitárias, como o Buffalo International Film Festival. Ela também é diretora executiva da Lumiflux Media e, desde 2013, trabalha para garantir que a organização administre de maneira sustentável produções de mídia.

Website: http://www.a--a.org/

Contato: anna@a--a.org

 

 

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When
November 7th, 2019 6:00 PM   through   8:00 PM
Location
Lab for Innovation and Prototyping I-17
UNIFOR Campus
Av. Washington Soares, 1321 - Edson Queiroz
Fortaleza, 60811-905
Brazil

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