Lecture: Learning to Go Outside with Sputniko!
Jun 18, 2011 Saturday 19:00
1F, Associate Mission Building (Shanghai 169 Yuanmingyuan Road)
Co-organized: Office 339
Language: Japanese with Chinese translation
Born between an English mother and a Japanese father who are Mathematics professors, Sputniko! graduated high school early to study Mathematics at Imperial College, London. As she pursued her studies in Science, she grew interested in the arts which allowed her science thinking to become more communicative and widespread, leading her to study for an MA at Royal College of Art, London. While at RCA, [Open_Sailing], a project in collaboration with Cesar Harada, received [the next idea] award at the international media arts festival Ars Electronica. Sputniko! produces machines, films and music exploring technology, feminism and pop culture, inspired by Haraway’s cyborg theories and Laurie Anderson’s musical performance. Her narrative works are produced via research investigation with scientists and specialists to critically investigate a possible future of human and technology.
The event will feature a talk by Sputniko! and an hour-long workshop which invites participants to go outside the gallery and directly ask questions to the people in Shanghai, to understand more about the lives in the fast-changing city. The talk and workshop aim to explore the act of research and analysis in the creation of art.
Art Topics Series
Art Topics is the section in Night @ RAM that directly associates with the contemporary art practice. Rockbund Art Museum will curate and cooperate with other cultural and art organizations, inviting excellent domestic and international artists, critics, and curators, to share with audiences their most recent achievement and profound thinking. They will also communicate and interact with audiences during the events, in the hope to assist them to better understand contemporary art, and also help the artists to obtain direct feedbacks from the audiences, so as to provide them beneficial references.... Read More
Free admission, No need for reservation.