Lab Work – Art of the Experiment

When 5 Apr 2021
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Where Vera List Center for Art and Politics & UnionDocs, The New School
66 West 12th St. Room 604
New York, NY 10011
United States

This panel gathers practitioners working between contemporary art and natural science, who use and remake “the scientific experiment” in consideration of critical histories and theories of technoscience. Whether as a research protocol or pedagogical and demonstrative form, the experiment is always also a technique and site of Empire, whose uses, however, are sometimes democratized, queered, and decolonized in history and practice. The panel takes up both amateur and professional traditions of conducting scientific experiments and considers their potential for criticality within artistic work and aesthetic practice, both in different scales and contexts: whether it’s through the biological cultures of an experiment, or its metaphors and chromatic significance, its usefulness for hacking property and producing other kinships, or its capacities for molecular colonization and cultivation of alternative freedom practices. This session is convened with Jeannine Tang, Assistant Professor of Modern/Contemporary Art History and Visual Studies at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, and features artists fields harrington, Mary Maggic, and Claire Pentecost, and biologist Deboleena Roy.

fields Harrington, artist
Mary Maggic, artist
Claire Pentecost, artist
Deboleena Roy, Dean of Faculty and Professor, Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Convened with Jeannine Tang, Assistant Professor of Modern/Contemporary Art History and Visual Studies, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School.

This seminar is supported by the Barbara Jordan Lectures: The State of Democracy fund and is co-sponsored by Border As Method, a virtual, public-facing event series hosted by faculty from the Department of the Arts at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts. It features artists, curators, activists, and scholars across the world focused on the making and unmaking of art under conditions of exile or forced migration, or from areas where travel is prohibited or difficult.

Image courtesy of the organizer.

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