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Satellite Salon // Zoo

March 16, 2011

an evening of art-science conversations

with presentations by:
Dr Frieder Mayer, Chloe Brown and Ines Lechleitner

LoBe Gallery, Berlin Wedding
Wednesday 16th March 2011

Supported by LoBe (London/Berlin)

Our presenters:

Dr Olivia Judson, Imperial College London, is an evolutionary biologist and writer. Dr Judson, who is currently a 2010-11 Fellow at Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, is the author of Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation: The Definitive Guide to the Evolutionary Biology of Sex. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2002, she has worked  as a regular contributor to The New York Times, The Economist as well as presenting science programmes on television. Dr Judson will be talking about her work and the communication of science to a broad audience.

Dr Frieder Mayer is Curator of Mammals at the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin. His research interests include better understanding of evolutionary mechanisms, the behavioural ecology of bats and speciation, and sexual selection in acoustically communicating grasshoppers.

Artists Chloe Brown (Sheffield) and Ines Lechleitner (Berlin) share an interest in animal/human studies. They have participated in numerous exhibitions and have collaborated on an art project at Zoologische Garten, Berlin, The Hum. The artists will be presenting this video piece, based on the encounter with a young woman in the Predator House and her relationship with one of the tigers.

Our guests:

Anne Hoelck, is a scenographer researching zoo enclosures as tableaux vivants.

Nora Lange, studied ecological landscapes and is Mammals Collections Manager at Naturkundemuseum, Berlin.

Olivia Reynolds is director of LoBe, a research-led contemporary art space which provides artists with an opportunity to develop their practice within an environment that promotes dialogue, collaboration, exhibition making and interdisciplinary research between Berlin and London.

Laura Schleussner is curator at Kunstverein Göttingen. She attended the De Appel Curatorial Training Program and directed the project space Rocket Shop in Berlin for four years.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schnalkeis the Director of the Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charite and has published and organised many exhibitions on the history of medicine as well as curating art exhibitions in medical contexts.

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