Grounded Visions: Artistic Research into Environmental Issues

Grounded Visions: Artistic Research into Environmental Issues

This exhibition presents artworks and artistic research, documenting how artists work with scientists on environmental issues. It takes place at the Department of Environmental Systems, ETH Zurich, where art exhibits are rarely shown.

The Artists are: Brandon Ballengée, Tiffany Holmes, Andrea Polli, Aviva Rahmani, Juanita Schläpfer-Miller, Jill Scott, Eugenio Tisselli

Co-curated by Boris Magrini and Jill Scott
Scientific advisor: Angelika Hilbeck

Opening
Friday, 27. November 2015, 17:00

Duration
27. November 2015 to 23. March 2016
Monday to Friday, 11.00 – 19.00

Location
Zurich, Institute of Integrative Biology
Green Floor, Universitätstrasse 16
CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland

SUMMARY
Curated by Jill Scott and Boris Magrini, the exhibition is part of the PhD program z-node at the Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts resulting from a cooperation between the ZHdK and the ETH Zurich and presenting works inspired by environmental science. It includes Brandon Ballengée with photographs of amphibians, Aviva Rahmani with drawings about long-term landscape restoration and Juanita Schläpfer-Miller with a project called Climate Hope Garden 2085. Also Tiffany Holmes shows her innovative eco-visualization software to measure water quality, Andrea Polli presents a project with weather observers in Antarctica and Jill Scott exhibits a media sculpture about sound perception with stories from wild plants. In addition, a community web project by Eugenio Tisselli is shown that was developed with farmers together in Tanzania (in cooperation with Angelika Hilbeck). The scientific advisors for these projects were, Angelika Hilbeck, Christopher Robinson, Christoph Kueffer, Norbert Diller and Andreas Fischlin.

CONTACT
Boris Magrini
+41 76 571 24 27
borismagrini(at)yahoo.fr

Gabrielle Attinger
+41 44 632 29 16
gabrielle.attinger(at)usys.ethz.ch

 

_______________RELATED CONFERENCE_________________

MODELS OF DIVERSITY:
CURRENT TRANSDISCOURSES IN ART,
SCIENCE AND SOCIAL ISSUES (FEBRUARY 19-20, 2016)

MODELS OF DIVERSITY:
CURRENT TRANSDISCOURSES IN ART,
SCIENCE AND SOCIAL ISSUES

The main aim of this conference is to create 3-way discourses to search for correlations and models that can foster deeper creative levels of discourses across the disciplines of art, science, sociology and philosophy. Consequently, this conference will be a round table conference with paired presentations of art researchers, scientists and theorists in diverse fields of inquiry- alongside dynamic moderators who stimulate discourse.

DAY ONE – 19th of February 2016
At the Institute for Integrative Biology, ETHZ Zurich
Room: CHN Building ETH, Universitätsstrasse 16, Zurich, Lecture Hall C14

The first day of the conference will highlight and extend the research on the environmental arts and science cluster of Z-node, where artistic researchers have been involved with specially invited scientific advisors. Here, the presentations will focus on topics like: Resilience, Agricultural Communities, Water Quality, Air Quality, Survival, Transdisciplinary Frameworks, Restoration and Evolution.

DAY TWO – 20th of February 2016
At the Zürich University of the Arts, ZHdK Toni Areal, Zurich
Room: 5.K12 ZHdK Toni Areal. Pfingstweidstr, 96 8005 Zurich, Switzerland

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