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Satellite Salon // Devices

May 29, 2012


an evening of art-science conversations

with presentations by:
Daniel Palacios, Dr. Wladimir Velminski, Klaus Weber

Berlin Mitte
Monday 29th March 2012

Supported by ECA/ University of Edinburgh


Our presenters:

Daniel Palacios is a Spanish artist who creates machines that scan and visualise the flow of visitors, or objects that communicate with their viewers by means of artificial intelligence. His works create snapshots of reality and pose questions about perception, memory, time and space.

Dr. Wladimir Velminski is the Dilthey Fellow for Science Studies, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. His research includes the sleeping machine, cybernetics, neurology, and the Russian mathematician Markov with respect to Pushkin’s poem on Eugene Onegin and its resonance in Mandelbrot’s fractal geometry and Frieder Nake’s images.

Klaus Weber is a Berlin-based artist whose constructions could be mistaken for the experiments or inventions of a scientist or engineer. The main element of many of his works combines forces or species, meteorological or biological with industrial materials of various kinds. Weber’s assemblages look as if they should be more at home on the laboratory bench than the gallery floor.

Our guests:

Frederik Foert is a Berlin-based artist just back from a residency in China. He makes kinetic sculptures and installations using all number of technical devices, from food processors to drills, constantly rearranging the world of objects into small cinematic moments.

Jochen Hennig, Helmholz-Zentum für Kulturtechnik, Humboldt-Üniversität; curator of scientific collections at the Humboldt-Üniversität; co-curator of WELTWISSEN. 300 Jahre Wissenschaften in Berlin at Martin Gropius Bau Berlin (2010-11)

Holland Houdek is an artist based in Syracuse, NY who is currently on a residency in Berlin. She makes work that ranges from jewellry to wearable sculpture to works that are reminiscent of devices for correcting posture.

Christian de Lutz is an artist and curator from New York. His artworks deal with social, political and cultural themes, with an emphasis on technology, migration and cultural borderlines. Based at Art Laboratory, Berlin – a platform for projects concentrating on the border between visual arts and related artistic and scholarly fields – his curatorial work concentrates on the interface of art, science and technology in the 21st century.

Catherine Nichols, independent curator and writer; curator of the current show at Dresden Hygiene Museum, The Passions. A Drama in Five Acts; ICH WICHT at Kunstraum Potsdam (2010) and co-curator of Schmerz at Hamburger Bahnhof (2007).

Adrian Lohmüller is a Berlin based artist who describes his installations as “psychoarchitecture”. He makes hidden cycles visible and links architectural aspects to the human psyche and physicality. His solo exhibition How to make you toe the line opens at the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg on June 2nd.

SATELLITE SALON: DEVICES is brought to you by artists Lucy Powell and Andrea Roe and writer-curator Dr. Sara Barnes. The salon hosts artists, scientists, writers and curators in various venues in Berlin and the UK. We aim to establish stimulating dialogue around changing themes, leading to a productive network of interested individuals with an eye to facilitating art/science collaboration.

Image: Daniel Palacios, still from Waves, 2007. Courtesy the artist.

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