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What can artificial intelligence learn from dogs? 

MAJA SMREKAR AT CLICK FESTIVAL – MAY 18-19TH 2019 CONTEMPORARY ART, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY   As part of Click Festival 2019, artist Maja Smrekar will present her first Artist Talk on the topic of an ongoing practice based artistic research project – produced by Quo Artis (ES) and co-produced by Kapelica Gallery (SI) and The Culture Yard (DK) – which will […]

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Art in Zero Gravity: Eduardo Kac

By Santiago Fernández.
The artwork of Eduardo Kac (pronounced Katz) briefly summarized in this entry has some similarities with the previously reviewed works by Arthur Woods. Both were conceived for and carried out in a space habitat.

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Making Music in Space

In the midst of the space technology revolution – space tourism is expected to race within the next two years – a new generation of artists is wondering: Does art make sense outside the Earth? What will human culture be like in space?

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Art in Zero Gravity: Arthur Woods

By Santiago Fernández.
Following our series on pioneer artists creating art outside the limits imposed by gravity, it´s time to discover Arthur Woods. Unlike the artists previously mentioned in this blog, Kitsou Dubois and Frank Pietronigro, Woods didn’t take any parabolic flight.

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Art in Zero Gravity: Frank Pietronigro

By Santiago Fernández.
Frank Pietronigro is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. He studied at the University of Arts in Philadelphia. During his college years, back in the seventies, he fantasised to create paintings that could float in mid-air. In 1998, on NASA´s KC135 aircraft, he fulfilled his dream with Project 33 during a parabolic flight.

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Art in Zero Gravity: Kitsou Dubois

by Santiago Fernández.
Kitsou Dubois is a French dancer and instructor who has always wanted to communicate and enlarge the “dance space”: whether through choreography in unusual places, experiments with new movements or her teaching to diverse groups of people.

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Storytelling QuoArtis: Gravity, Water and Quantum. Programme 2018-2019

Multiple exchanges between scientific investigation and art take place both through the materials and the ideas used. The renowned connection between science and creation has existed since the Renaissance period and has never disappeared, despite the growing diversification of scientific research.

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Talk: ” Art and its Perception Outside the Planet Earth”

The talk “Art, science and technology: the future of artistic production and the aesthetic perception outside of the planet Earth” will be presented by  Albert Barqué-Duran (artist and researcher of the City, University of London) and  Marc Marzenit (musician, composer and music producer).

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Conceptualization The Zero-Gravity Band

By Michele Catanzaro.
“Zero gravity has some disadvantages […]. Many people get dizzy. The way to feel better is to let go and convince your visual system that “up” is any point where your head points, and “down” is where your feet are. 

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Ada.Ada.Ada

In the framework of STEAMConf Barcelona 2018. Quo Artis Foundation joins this initiative to encourage and support women through the example of Ada Lovelace´s life story (London, 1815-1852), the first woman programmer in history.

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Debate: “Art and Aesthetic Perception Outside the Planet Earth”

How do production and the perception of art change when we are not restricted by the laws and physical frameworks that the planet Earth imposes us? This debate invites us to reflect on what it means to leave our planet and also debate about the future of humanity.

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“Time frame in Mobile. Crossing Over on the Imaginary to the Intangible Reality”

The Antarctic Biennale has open new boundaries within a framework of the perception of time and physical (yet imaginary) space in which the reality was fluid and dense at the same time, alerting our senses to the wonder of nature, intangible by any definition.

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Notes from the Akademik Sergey Vavilov, Antarctica

Today is the last day on board. The day presents itself truly majestic, mild and very sunny. Now, in the afternoon we have a great view of Cape Horn, the most Southern tip of the American continent. In my childhood, when my brother and I looked at the atlas, we had speculated how Cape Horn would look like.

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“The ‘Reverse Biennale’: Humpback Choreography, Calving Soundtrack and a Philosophical Discourse with the Gentle Gentoos

By Susmita Mohanty.
The Antarctic Biennale being the 1st cultural expedition to the icy continent, I wondered about the response of the Antarctic residents, its wildlife primarily, to our well-intentioned transgression. We were carrying with us an urban notion of culture and the arts.

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“Pure Contemplation Idea”

By Alexander Sekatsky.
Dear colleagues, penguins, and albatrosses who have sided with them! Please let me give you a small lecture.
To begin with, pure contemplation should be differentiated from cognition as a special type of phenomenon, or if you will, a special vocation.

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“About the Antarctic Biennale”

By Jean de Pomereu.
More than just a place, Antarctica is an ideal that first began to inspire artists, writers and cartographers long before the continent was first sighted in 1820. Ever since its earliest exploration, painters and draughtsmen have  taken part in expeditions to document and record the process of geographic and scientific discovery.

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“About the Antarctic Biennale”

By Lisen Schultz.
What interests me about the Antarctic Biennale is its potential to explore, question and create human-nature relationships. We are now a dominant species on the planet, currently destroying our own home in the universe.

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From A Diary in Antarctica

By Wakana Kono.
…Sofia gave me an envelope fromAustralian artist Tom Blake, who will show his project at the Antarctic Pavilion during the 57th Venice Biennale of Art. I met Tom in January in Tokyo, when he was invited to the artist in residence in Hokkaido.

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