ArtInfusion proudly presents its launching event Science Meets Art in collaboration with and hosted by the Hungarian Cultural Centre London.
ArtInfusion features speakers from different scientific backgrounds, whom will introduce the infusion of arts and their own fields, to expose the blind spots in the traditional account of arts.
Dr Zoltán Kolláth - Professor of astrophysics and environmental sciences at the Eötvös Loránd University, Savaria University Campus, HU
Harmony of the Universe - from crystal spheres to modern astrophysics
Astronomy has always been connected to arts and music. The ancient model of planetary motion is based on the rotation of crystal spheres, providing the harmony and the sound of the Universe. Later, when Johannes Kepler discovered the real theory of planetary orbits, he renewed the musical harmony of the world. Recently, the observations of the stars and the theory of stellar interiors has resulted in a new acoustic experience of the Cosmos, with very high complexity. Therefore, we can listen to the real sound of celestial spheres again.
Dr Csaba Mengyán - PhD in Pure Mathematics, Head of the secretariat of the Széchenyi Academy of Letters and Arts, HU
Dimensions – in arts and sciences
The main theme of the talk will be an introduction to the meaning and interconnection of dimensions in fine arts and mathematics with emphasis on questions not yet thoroughly answered or investigated. We start from plane geometry, perspectivity and Cartesian Coordinates then advance to fractals; broken (noninteger) dimensions; perception of higher dimensions. We will follow a historical path, from 2D to more than 3D and beyond.
Imre Bárd - PhD student at the London School of Economics
Artists in the Realm of Technology
Richly illustrated with examples, this talk will explore three interrelated topics. First, the ways in which artistic renderings of technological futures may be used to reflect upon, question and understand philosophical, ethical and societal dilemmas raised by current scientific research in fields like synthetic biology, genomics and human enhancement. Second, how artistic practice itself is changing and becoming increasingly high-tech, drawing on the same tools and methods as cutting edge technological innovation. Finally, the ways in which artists are pushing the boundaries and exploring new frontiers of what may be technologically possible.
Bálint Bolygó's sculptural installations: Mappings II and Trace I.
Bolygó works with time based sculpture and installation, combining artistic imagination, invention, science, mechanics, and engineering to create processes that reveal natural phenomena. The exploration of nature’s forces through the making of tangible objects offers the ‘act of creation’ – in the absence of the artist – as the work of art, as well as a ‘process of discovery’ for the viewer. They are involved with both physical and conceptual forms of movement. Bolygó makes kinetic pieces that over time create different types of images - drawings, paintings, etchings, films, light projections etc. The machines are sculptural objects that act out an artistic activity. The idiosyncratic nature of the pieces recall early scientific instrumentation and perhaps allude to a time of great spectacle, when the division between Art and Science was ambiguous and blurred.
Doors will open at 6.30 PM and the event starts at 7.00 PM sharp.
After the talks all are very welcome for a glass of wine.