LASER Talks at Stanford

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.

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CHAIRED BY: Piero Scaruffi

Art from Material Science

Sachiko Kodama (Visual Artist) live from Japan
Robert Buelteman (Cameraless Photographer)

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Sachiko Kodama is a Japanese artist who links emerging natural phenomena with
plastic art to create mixed media works that reference the relationship between
organic form/motion and light/sound. After graduating in Physics from the
Department of Science at Hokkaido University, Sachiko enrolled in the Fine Arts
program at the University of Tsukuba, where she obtained her master and PhD in
Art and Design. Currently she is an associate professor of Art the University of
Electro-Communications in Tokyo. In 2000 Sachiko began work on a ferrofluid art
project that she named "Protrude, Flow". In 2009-10 she studied digital design
techniques in New York to create new media artworks. Her work has been exhibited
in major Japanese, US and European museums. In 2020, for her open studio program
at the Fuchu Art Museum, she created a light-based artwork and two "magnetic
fluid sculptures".

Robert Buelteman calls photography "The language of light" and has spent his
life exploring the possibilities of the medium in pursuit of a more responsible
relationship with the natural world. Working directly with large sheets of
photographic film, living plants are used as a filter through which high-voltage
electricity and fiber-optically-delivered light are passed. The resulting images
open a window on the beauty of natural form, and were compared by the Los
Angeles Times with photographs of our universe made by the Hubble Telescope. As
a result of this new work, he has had over 60 solo exhibitions in the United
States, Canada and Germany, and been the subject of essays published in 26
languages on 6 continents. His art can be found in public and private
collections worldwide.

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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.

November 5th, 2020 6:00 PM   through   8:00 PM
Stanford University
Online / Palo Alto, CA 94305-5101
United States