Meet artists who are pushing the boundaries between the fields of science and art and learn how an interdisciplinary approach to thinking and problem solving can help us address some of today’s most challenging social issues. The aim of this program is to highlight individual artists who are engaging with science art and technology in intriguing ways, the benefits and challenges of collaboration and how interdisciplinary practice can help us address some of today’s most challenging obstacles. Audiences will have an opportunity to engage in critical dialogue with participating artists following a presentation and conversation about an artists work. This season’s featured artists include performing artists Zach Blas and Mother Cyborg, filmmaker and artist Cauleen Smith, and social practice artist Bridget Quinn in conversation with art historian John Corso. The Intersection series is a partnership between MOCAD and Science Gallery Lab Detroit. It is supported by generous funding from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and SGLD’s founding partner, MSUFCU.

THE INTERSECTION:
THE SCIENCE OF PLACE

Wednesday, February 6, 6pm
Admission: $5 suggested donation (Free for MOCAD Members)

This lively talk brings scientists and designers together to examine the notion of place through the lens of art, science, and technology, and to explore how artists and scientists might work together to create solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues. Featuring Cezanne Charles and John Marshall from rootoftwo (a hybrid design studio) in conversation with Zach Kaiser, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Experience Architecture at Michigan State University. The Intersection series is a partnership between MOCAD and Michigan State University’s Science Gallery Detroit.

LEARN MORE

THE INTERSECTION:
SCIENCE OF NATURE AND TECHNOLOGY

Saturday, April 13, 1pm
Admission: $5 suggested donation (Free for MOCAD Members)

Using the nature-based artwork and themes presented in the exhibition Parallels and Peripheries as a starting point, this talk will explore how artists and scientists utilize nature to push the boundaries of our understanding of technologies within the contemporary art world. Moderated by Larry Ossei-Mensah, Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at MOCAD, and featuring artists Ash Arder and Susan Goethel Campbell, in conversation with Michigan State University Assistant Professor Bjoern Hamberger. This program is presented in partnership with Michigan State University’s Science Gallery Detroit.Using the nature-based artwork and themes presented in the exhibition Parallels and Peripheries as a starting point, this talk will explore how artists and scientists utilize nature to push the boundaries of our understanding of the intersection of art, nature, and technology in our society.

Special Performance by Ash Arder who will use sonic collaging and non-linear storytelling to “play” her sculpture Broadcast #3, effectively transforming the artwork from garden tool to audio instrument.

LEARN MORE