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Satellite Salon // Tracking

January 5, 2012


an evening of art-science conversations

with presentations by:
Miles Chalcraft, Katie Paterson, Dr. Jens Wickert

Berlin Mitte
Thursday 5th January 2012

Our presenters:

Miles Chalcraft is an artist, cultural producer and founder of Trampoline – Agency for Art and Media, based in Nottingham and Berlin. He recently curated the Tracing Mobility festival and symposium at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, together with Anette Schäfer (see below).

Katie Paterson is an artist who often works with scientists in her exploration of time and the evolution of nature and the cosmos by way of moonlight, melting glaciers, and dead stars. She is the first Artist in Residence at University College London’s Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Dr Jens Wickert is Head of the Section GPS/Galileo Earth Observation at the German Research Centre for Geosciences at Potsdam.His research includes remote sensing of various components of the “System Earth” such as oceans and ice. In addition he is an author and photographer for popular scientific journals.

Our guests include:

Martin John Callanan is an artist based in Berlin and London. His work and research includes exploring an individual’s place within systems and notions of citizenship within the globally connected world.

Dr Etienne Benson is a research scholar at the Max Planck Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte. In 2010 he published Wired Wilderness: Technologies of Tracking and the Making of Modern Wildlife.

Sophia Davis, formerly of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and author of Mining the Sky: British Bird Observatories and Radar Ornithology, 1935-1965

Anette Schäfer is a Berlin-based curator who together with Miles Chalcraft founded Trampoline and curated the Tracing Mobility festival, which set out to examine how electronic networks and mobile media are transforming our conceptions of time, space and distance.

Nicole Schuck is a Berlin-based artist who makes cartographic drawings where science meets documentation, fiction and reality, featuring animals as the “middlemen” of place and landscape.

Image: Katie Paterson, All the Dead Stars, 2009 ongoing. Courtesy the artist

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