Sunday 4 November 2012, 15.00-17.00 hrs.(tbc)
Auditorium, Van Abbemuseum (entrance via museumcafé!)
Entrance: 5,- Euro.
Baltan Laboratories and BioArt Laboratories proudly present a sunday afternoon session with artist/scientist Joe Davis (US), College Tour style. This session is part of Shaking Science, a series of events in November, where life science meets society and society meets life science. The film ‘Heaven + Earth + Joe Davis’ will be screened at the exhibition “BioArt Not Stirred” a joint collaboration between BioArt Laboratories, MU, Verbeke Foundation, Holst Centre & Netherlands Bioinformatic Centre and Baltan Laboratories. Limited seats available. First come, first serve. Doors close at 15.00!
He’s the unstable isotope that you can’t quite predict. Brilliant, extreme, eccentric, genius, gifted, demented—call him any or all. Each one applies to artist/scientist, Joe Davis, a research affiliate in the Department of Biology at MIT and in the George Church Laboratory at Harvard Medical School. His research and art includes work in the fields of molecular biology, bioinformatics, “space art”, and sculpture, using media including but not limited to centrifuges, radios, prosthetics, magnetic fields, and genetic material. Davis’ teaching positions have been at MIT and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).
Davis’ work has been featured in articles in Scientific American, Nature magazine, and several books. In addition, a feature-length documentary about Davis entitled Heaven and Earth and Joe Davis has been made. In 2001, the Washington Post termed Davis the “éminence grise of the ‘bioart’ movement”, saying further, “Davis eschews the art versus science argument, insisting that he speaks both languages and could not possibly tear the two disciplines apart in his own mind”.