UPCOMING AUG 24: "Baroque Bodies (Sway)" in "Future Tense" at Beall Center for Art+Technology

commission for "Future Tense: Art, Complexity, & Uncertainty" at Beall Center for Art+Technology for Getty's PST: Art + Science Collide Initiative
Commission

UPCOMING AUG 24: "Baroque Bodies (Sway)" in "Future Tense" at Beall Center for Art+Technology

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Baroque Bodies (Sway). 2024. Laura Splan. Interactive audiovisual installation, motion tracking actuated 3D animation/sound, AI-generated imagery. 16’ H x 20’ W x 25’ D (for Future Tense exhibition). Dimensions variable. Technology Collaborator: Danielle McPhatter/Science Collaborators: Hannah Lui Park, Adam Lamson. Commissioned by the Beall Center for Art + Technology Black Box Projects for Getty PST, a Getty Museum initiative. Additional Support: EY Metaverse Lab, NEW INC at the New Museum, Onassis ONX, Simons Foundation.

Premiering in "Future Tense: Art, Complexity, and Uncertainty"
August 24 – December 14, 2024
Presented by the UC Irvine Beall Center for Art + Technology for Getty PST: Art x Science Initiative
Curated by David Familian
at Beall Center for Art + Technology & the University Art Gallery
University of California, Irvine, CA

Laura Splan will be included in Future Tense: Art, Complexity and Uncertainty at UC Irvine’s Beall Center for Art + Technology as part of the 2024 Getty PST: Art + Science Collide Series.

About Baroque Bodies (Sway)

Baroque Bodies (Sway) is a sensory encounter exploring entanglements between molecular bodies and the built environment. Her interdisciplinary project connects emerging epigenetic research on environmental influences on gene expression with computational biology research. Working in collaboration with scientists and technologists, Splan is creating an interactive installation with animation and sound actuated by visitors movements. Signifiers of both micro and macro worlds will invite embodied explorations of the "natural" world that are situated in a liminal space that is at once biological and technological, autonomous and interconnected. As visitors are compelled to inspect landscapes reflected on protein model surfaces, their movements throughout the installation affect the camera's perspective on molecular models. Each entry into the space triggers an additional sound element that is added to a continuous ethereal soundscape.

About the Future Tense Exhibition

Future Tense: Art, Complexity, and Uncertainty, presented by the UCI Beall Center for Art + Technology, is an exhibition and research project funded by the Getty’s 2024 PST ART: Art and Science Collide initiative. Culminating three years of collaborative artist-scientist residencies, Future Tense presents emerging and established contemporary artists who engage a myriad of complex systems, including robotics, evolutionary biology, data surveillance, global warming, and bacterial intelligence. Ralf Baecker, Theresa Schubert, Carolina Caycedo, David de Rozas, Fernando Palma Rodríguez, Julie Mehretu, and others will exhibit existing artworks that activate and reflect complexity. Chico MacMurtrie, Cesar & Lois, Laura Splan, Hege Tapio, and Gail Wight are producing newly commissioned, interdisciplinary works under the Beall Center’s Black Box Projects residency, a program that facilitates collaborations between visiting artists and UC Irvine faculty.

Artists

Ralf Baecker
Carolina Caycedo
Cesar & Lois
Chico MacMurtrie
Julie Mehretu
Fernando Plama Rodriguez
David de Rozas
Theresa Schubert
Laura Splan
Hege Tapio
Gail Wight

Laura Splan will be included in Future Tense: Art, Complexity and Uncertainty at UC Irvine’s Beall Center for Art + Technology as part of the 2024 Getty PST: Art + Science Collide Series.

About Baroque Bodies (Sway)

Baroque Bodies (Sway) is a sensory encounter exploring entanglements between molecular bodies and the built environment. Her interdisciplinary project connects emerging epigenetic research on environmental influences on gene expression with computational biology research. Working in collaboration with scientists and technologists, Splan is creating an interactive installation with animation and sound actuated by visitors movements. Signifiers of both micro and macro worlds will invite embodied explorations of the "natural" world that are situated in a liminal space that is at once biological and technological, autonomous and interconnected. As visitors are compelled to inspect landscapes reflected on protein model surfaces, their movements throughout the installation affect the camera's perspective on molecular models. Each entry into the space triggers an additional sound element that is added to a continuous ethereal soundscape.

About the Future Tense Exhibition

Future Tense: Art, Complexity, and Uncertainty, presented by the UCI Beall Center for Art + Technology, is an exhibition and research project funded by the Getty’s 2024 PST ART: Art and Science Collide initiative. Culminating three years of collaborative artist-scientist residencies, Future Tense presents emerging and established contemporary artists who engage a myriad of complex systems, including robotics, evolutionary biology, data surveillance, global warming, and bacterial intelligence. Ralf Baecker, Theresa Schubert, Carolina Caycedo, David de Rozas, Fernando Palma Rodríguez, Julie Mehretu, and others will exhibit existing artworks that activate and reflect complexity. Chico MacMurtrie, Cesar & Lois, Laura Splan, Hege Tapio, and Gail Wight are producing newly commissioned, interdisciplinary works under the Beall Center’s Black Box Projects residency, a program that facilitates collaborations between visiting artists and UC Irvine faculty.

Artists

Ralf Baecker
Carolina Caycedo
Cesar & Lois
Chico MacMurtrie
Julie Mehretu
Fernando Plama Rodriguez
David de Rozas
Theresa Schubert
Laura Splan
Hege Tapio
Gail Wight

Science Friday

...biophysicist Adam Lamson is collaborating with artist Laura Splan in a project the two of them call ‘Sticky Settings’...From giant tapestries that present maps of DNA in colorful, tactile formats, to otherworldly animations set to music, their art invites a non-scientific audience to literally walk into the processes our own cells are undergoing every day...

CLOT

...Interdisciplinarity is the foundation on which artist Laura Splan conceives her work...Through her practice, science is moved out of the laboratories while keeping its axioms and experiments present...A number of its mechanisms are paralleled with the cultural dynamics that inhabit our everyday lives, putting a magnifying glass on the interconnections that exist between diverse fields of knowledge...

Beall Center for Art + Technology
PST ART Art and Science Collide
The Getty Museum
EY
NEW INC
New Musuem
Simons Foundation
Wave Farm
NY State Council on the Arts

Project Support Provided by Beall Center for Art + Technology, NEW INC Artist Residency at EY, Onassis ONX, Simons Foundation

This exhibition is made possible with support from Getty through its PST ART: Art & Science Collide Initiative.