CERN Session seminars in the Library, all 4-5 pm:
26 June DIGITAL ART AND SENSUALITY – NATASA TEOFILOVIC
The Serbian media artist Natassa Teofilovic creates virtual characters which are living art works, often employing animation techniques. She won an honorary mention for her work in the first Prix Ars Electronica Collide @CERN competition for her outstanding digital works which cross the boundaries between virtual and real spaces. As part of her prize, Arts@CERN offered Natasa the opportunity for a two day visit to CERN, which is being funded by a Swedish foundation travel grant.
Natasa talks about why and how she creates her digital work and virtual beings, shows examples and reveals insights into the role and status of an artist in her native Serbia.
See examples of Natasa’s work, please see here https://vimeo.com/user5395533
24 July CREEPING IN CIRCLES
Creeping Circles (SE) is an arts project which is on the border of photography, painting and ritual. The project headed by two artists, photographer Joakim Brolin and painter Nils Olof Hedehskog, uses time lapsed photography to make their works.
On the occasion of their visit to CERN, funded by a travel grant from Sweden, the artists present their works and discuss the ideas behind it – and the relevance to the work at CERN.
See examples of Creeping Circle’s work here - http://www.creepingincircles.com/
2 August DRAWING THE UNREPRESENTABLE – ARTIST GERHARD MAYER (DE)
Walls and floors are the surfaces on which the German artist Gerhard Mayer draws large scale works. From art galleries to public buildings in Europe and the US, including even churches, Gerhard Mayer makes site specific drawings, with energetic flowing lines of ink. He is particularly attracted to drawing clouds, twisted swirls , shapes and eddies, reflecting flow in the micro and macro world.
He also works in sculpture and painting too – creating complex puzzles and collages with an intensity reminiscent of Brueghel.
On the occasion of his visit to CERN curated by Arts@CERN, Gerhard Mayar will talk about his love of drawing, his attraction to making work in public spaces and present his work for Nürnbergs Neues Museum called LHC.
See examples of Gerhard Mayar’s work here http://www.gerhard-mayer.com/