Presentations, Lectures & Panel Discussions
Date: Saturday, 26 November, 2016 at 1 – 8 pm
Venue: Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, ul. Jaskółcza 1, Gdańsk
Moderator: Dr. Prof. Dmitry Galkin, Tomsk State University, Russia

At the present moment, the intersection of art and science represents that locus where various artistic innovations are being tested. However, it seems apparent that such testing of the new should not be viewed as simply narrowly specialized technological or aesthetic experiments, but, first and foremost, as examples of cultural expression and cultural activity.
Obszar, w którym przecinają się sztuka i nauka, stanowi obecnie przestrzeń testowania różnorodnych artystycznych innowacji. Jednakże wydaje się oczywistym, że takie testowanie nowatorskich rozwiązań powinno być postrzegane nie jako jako techniczny lub estetyczny eksperyment o wąskiej specjalizacji, ale przede wszystkim jako ekspresja kultury i działalność kulturowa.
Only in that case can the results of the findings of scientists and artists exert a significant influence on the thinking and life of the larger society. In focusing attention on the production of contemporary art created by utilizing the most novel means of the 21st century – robotics, information technologies and biomedicine – participants in the panel discussions being held at the art exhibition “Die and Become! Art and Science as the Conjectured Possible” are attempting to clarify what it is that lies at the foundation of the emergence of the “artificial” and “technological” reality, and how this reality impacts us. Is it possible to reconfigure language, which constructs and describes the world of technology? The task of the theoretical portion of the project – lectures, round-tables, and discussions – is to show that artists are constructing new forms and new identities, but that they are doing so by acting as creators, rather than as the protagonists of a historically determined technological narrative.

Program & Speakers:

Prof Pier Luigi Capucci (Fine Arts Academy of Urbino, Italy)
Dr Prof James Auger (Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, Portugal) and Jimmy Loizeau (Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom)
Dmitry ::vtol:: Morozov (Russia)
Thomas Feuerstein (Austria)
Prof Louis-Philippe Demers (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Dr Prof Dmitry Galkin (Tomsk State University, Russia)
Where Dogs Run: Olga Inozemtseva, Natalia Grekhova, Alexey Korzukhin (Russia)
Prof Heather Dewey-Hagborg (Art Institute of Chicago, USA)
PhD Jens Hauser (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Pedro Lopes (Hasso-Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany)
Verena Friedrich (Artist, Cologne, Germany)