EXCLUSIVE ARTIST TALKS AT LUMIERE: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Daniel Canogar

Posted 10/26/2023

Art meets science and theology... Join us for two thought-provoking artist talks during Lumiere on the 17 November and 18 November

Daniel Canogar in conversation with Professor Carlos Frenk

Location: Institute of Computational Cosmology, Department of Physics, Durham University, Lecture Theatre PH8, Ground Floor of the Rochester Building, Lower Mount Joy – Science Site, Durham University, South Road, DH1 3LE
Date: Friday 17 November
18:00 – 19:00

Artist Danial Canogar had his own ideas about string theory until he began talking to Professor Carlos Frenk. Join them for what promises to be a lively and entertaining discussion as they explore ideas about art and science, the role of computers in art, and what inspires them to do the work they do. There will be an opportunity for questions following the conversation, and audiences will be able to view Canogar’s Universal Loom projected onto the Ogden Centre next to the Rochester Building.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer in conversation with Revd Professor David Wilkinson

Location: Prior’s Hall, Durham Cathedral
Saturday 18 November
14:00 – 15:00

Media artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer grew up in Mexico City, the son of nightclub owners, and works at the intersection of architecture and performance art creating platforms for public participation through various technologies. His awe-inspiring Pulse Topology, a canopy of 3000 light bulbs strung across the nave of Durham Cathedral, scans and relays the pulses of visitors as they walk beneath the artwork. Revd Professor David Wilkinson researches the relationship of Christian theology to contemporary culture, from science to pop culture. This promises to be a fascinating and wide-ranging discussion about art, science, religion and popular culture and there will be an opportunity for questions following the conversation.

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