Colliding Epistemes: Art, Science, Anthropocenes
Hosted by: Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art
Feb. 04, 2022 - April 03, 2022
TU - FRI: 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM GMT 1
SAT - SUN: noon to 8 PM GMT 1
Laznia 1 CCA
'Science for art’s sake'
“Colliding Epistemes: Art, Science, Anthropocenes” is an exhibition presented in Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdansk, Poland since 4th of February till 3rd of April 2022. This exhibition is the culmination of thirteen art-science collaborative residencies organised within the framework of Studiotopia: Art meets Science in the Anthropocene (2019-2022), an initiative co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, and hosted by eight cultural institutions across Europe.
The exhibition Colliding Epistemes is conceived as a tripartite constellation of cellular clusters presenting collaborations that materialize the shifting sands of artistic and scientific concern in the Anthropocene. In the first cluster on Speculative Ecologies artists draw on alternative epistemes to challenge the spatial order and temporalities of the Anthropocene. The second cluster Earthly Sensorium gathers artworks that create the conditions for heightened ecological sensitivity and challenge societal indifference towards fellow species. The third cluster on Hacking Technocracy gathers art practices that subvert the technological panaceas and superficial solutions to systemic problems advocated by corporate and political interests.
Curators of the exhibition are Maja and Reuben Fowkes.
Artists & Scientists in Residency
Sandra Lorenzi (ART) & Jean-Christophe Marine (SCI)
Kuang-Yi Ku (ART) & Jean-Christophe Marine – Sofie Goormachtig (SCI)
Hypercomf (ART) & Markos K. Digenis (SCI)
3137 (ART) & Dr. Audrey-Flore Ngomsik (SCI)
Alexandra Pirici (ART) & Paco Calvo (SCI)
Ciprian Mureşan (ART) & Sanneke Stigter – Sven Dupré (SCI)
Christiaan Zwanikken (ART) & Emmanuel Grimaud – DM Hoyt (SCI)
Dmitry Gelfand – Eveline Domnitch (ART) & Florian Schreck - Guillaume Schweicher (SCI)
Oswaldo Maciá (ART) & Chris Bean – Emilia Leszkowicz (SCI)
Maja Smrekar (ART) & Jonas Jørgensen (SCI)
Kat Austen (ART) & Indre Žliobaitė – Laurence Gill (SCI)
Voldemars Johansons (ART) & Hugo Thienpont – Alexander Kish – Antoine Reserbat-Plantey (SCI)
Siobhán McDonald (ART) & Chris Bean – Arwyn Jones – Emily Shuckburgh (SCI) :
Sandra Lorenzi - How to read poetry to cancer cells? ©Damon De Backer/Bozar
Hypercomf & Markos K. Digenis - Marine Caves and Benthic Terrazzo © Film still - Courtesy of the artist