Meeting Place is a regular series of informal exchanges and conversations, held at BALTIC 39. These intimate Salon-style discussions are interdisciplinary and designed to explore the ways artists collaborate with experts in the fields of science, the environment, health and medicine to generate new research and artwork. Developed by BALTIC Professor of Contemporary Art, Christine Borland and BALTIC Curator of Exhibitions & Research, Alessandro Vincentelli.
MEETING PLACE: Ania Dabrowska & Professor Bronwyn Parry
Thursday 27 September 2012 / 18.30 / FREE
BALTIC 39, 31-39 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1EW
Booking required, please call 0191 478 1810 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The first Meeting Place conversation will be between London based artist Ania Dabrowska and Bronwyn Parry, Professor in Social Science, Health and Medicine at King’s College London. Both collaborated on the Mind Over Matter project which investigated the role that brain donation can play in understanding memory loss and in finding cures for dementia. The project was funded by a Wellcome Trust People Award and culminated in an interactive exhibition held in London in 2011.
Ania Dabrowska is a Polish born, London-based artist working in photography, installation, text, sound and video. Her projects are often socially engaged and use participatory and collaborative methodologies. She is interested in the impact that bringing together different registers of time and space and individual and collective cultural identities might have on each other when re-configured in a context of new work. She is currently a SPACE artist in residence at Arlington, developing Arlington Portraits series that was recently exhibited in Times Square, New York.
Professor Bronwyn Parry’s interests lie in investigating how the relationship between humans and nature are being re-cast by technological, economic and regulatory change. She has interests in cutting edge developments in the life sciences, health and medicine including human enhancement, cloning, advanced reproductive technologies, and the commodification of human bodily parts and organs. She has worked to devise new approaches to applied bioethics, legal frameworks for the regulation of new technologies and new methods for enhancing the public understanding of science. She is about to embark on a new collaborative project that explores the ‘roll-out’ of assisted reproductive technologies in India.
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