Public Engagement

General Public

Intimate Science

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center 2 West 13th Street New York, NY 10011

Opening reception: Thursday, February 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
with a curator's talk by Andrea Grover at 5:30 p.m. in the gallery.

The most recent manifestation of artists working at the intersection of art, science, and technology demonstrates a distinctly autodidactic, heuristic approach to understanding the physical and natural world. Intimate Science features artists who are engaged in non-disciplinary inquiry; they aren’t allied to the customs of any single field, and therefore have license to reach beyond conventions. This kind of practice hinges on up-close observation, experiential learning, and inventing new ways for the public to participate in the process. And through their engagement with “intimate science,” a more knowledgeable public might well be able to influence what research is supported and adopted by the larger culture, and the walls of science can become more transparent.

Exhibition artists: BCL (Tokyo), Center for PostNatural History (Pittsburgh), Markus Kayser (London), Allison Kudla (Seattle), Machine Project (Los Angeles), and Philip Ross (San Francisco).

Gallery hours: 12:00 noon-6:00 p.m. daily, late on Thursdays until 8:00 p.m.

Related programs:

Mind Reading for the Left and Right Brain Workshop with Machine Project
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Parsons The New School for Design
2 West 13th Street, Rooms L300 and L301
For ages 18 and over.
Fee: $27, includes galvanic skin response kit participant keeps.  To purchase your non-refundable tickets please click here.
Learn to read minds (kind of) in this two part workshop. First, Chris Kallmyer of Machine Project will lead participants in a hands on electronics workshop where you will built a primitive lie detector in the form of galvanic skin response meter. Then, artist/intuitive duo Krystal Krunch (Asher Hartman and Haruko Tanaka) will lead participants in developing their psychic abilities.

Mycotecture: architecture grown out of mushrooms
Tuesday, April 8, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery
2 West 13th Street, Ground floor
Free and open to the public. To RSVP please click here.
In this talk artist Phil Ross will present his ongoing research into growing structures out of living fungi (mycotecture). Mr. Ross will describe the remarkable qualities of fungal materials, how they are cultivated into being, and the sustainable value of assembly through decomposition.

Intimate Science is curated by Andrea Grover and organized by the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.
A densely illustrated publication, New Art/Science Affinities (2011), accompanies the exhibition. Co-authored by Grover, Régine Debatty, Claire Evans and Pablo Garcia, and designed by Thumb, the book features more than 60 international artists and collaboratives.

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