Café Curio: For One Night Only
Wednesday 15 June 2011
7.00 – 8.30pm
This edition focuses on the work of Robert Whitman alongside Kerry Tribe, looking at the use of technology and innovation within art to reach wider audiences through creative use of formats and disciplines.
Speakers include Caterina Albano, research fellow and curator for Artakt at Central Saint Martins' College of Art and Design and Nicola Triscott, founder and Director of the Arts Catalyst. Both express their position in relation to the intersection of art and science, and the importance of such collaborations.
Highlighting themes of dissection, memory and the role of the viewer, alongside video footage of Whitman’s performance work from the 1960s, this evening brings together a diverse selection of past and present pioneering work.
Organised in collaboration with Emma O'Rourke.
Caterina Albano holds a PhD in Renaissance Studies from the University of London and is a research fellow and curator for Artakt at Central Saint Martins' College of Art and Design. Albano curates, lectures and publishes in the field of art and science, cultural history, in particular on the history of emotion and of the body, and on the theory of curating.
Nicola Triscott is a cultural producer and writer. She is the founder and Director of the Arts Catalyst, which she has built into one of the UK’s leading arts commissioning and producing organisations of contemporary art that experimentally and critically engages with science. Nicola writes and lectures internationally on the intersections between art, science, technology and society in a global context.