Friday 27 June 2014/ 14.30–16.30 / FREE
BALTIC 39, Newcastle upon Tyne
BALTIC Curator Alessandro Vincentelli will be joined by Nicola Triscott Director of The Arts Catalyst, an organisation distinguished for their ambitious artists’ commissions that experimentally and critically engage with science, and artist Helen Schell, who will discuss her collaborations in astrophysics and cosmology and her role as Space Ambassador for ESERO-UK. The discussion will look at the dialogues surrounding They Used to Call it the Moon and the recent exhibition and publication from The Arts Catalyst, Manifesto for a Republic of the Moon.
Nicola Triscott, Director of The Arts Catalyst, is a cultural producer and writer, specializing in the intersections between art, science, technology and society. Nicola has curated numerous exhibitions and events. She also lectures and publishes internationally, including books on art and technology in the Arctic, art and space, and ecological art.
Helen Schell has worked on art projects inspired by space exploration and science of the cosmos for seven years. Often in collaboration with scientists, these projects take the form of art installations and education projects created under the auspices of Space Agency. In 2013, Schell became an ESERO-UK Space Ambassador (education wing of European Space Agency), to promote space science through art. Schell recently exhibited at The NewBridge Project, Vane and Globe Gallery in Newcastle. Her popular workshops have been presented at the London Science Museum, British Science Festival, The Arts Catalyst, World Monument Fund, and in many schools and science festivals.
Thanks to The Stand