We are excited to announce the first of seven subnetTALKs this year in Studio 3, at the brand new location of the Center for HCI at Techno-Z.

On Wednesday, the 22nd of February at 19.00, we will welcome Simon Schäfer, sculptor, media and performance artist, circuit bender, musician and professional chatterbox. Simon will share his thoughts about his life as an artist under the curious header of ‘Den Kontext bestimmen wir selbst’, or as Simon puts it:

“Ich komm vorbei und erzähle irgend etwas über mich und meine Wahrnehmung und mein Leben als Künstler. Mit der Realität beschäftige ich mich, während sie passiert. Der Rahmen ergibt sich im Prozess. Vielleicht bring ich noch was oder wen mit. Das wird sicher ganz gut. Rerzwörpasplepo rerj, Nastwölp egi rerlmast.”

From 2017 onwards, the subnetTALKs will take place in Studio 3 at the Center for HCI, as an extension of our collaborations with subnet. Studio 3 can be found in the Techno 5 building, and accessed through the side entrance down in the parking lot. The first door to your right opens to a long hallway that leads to Studio 3.

Language/Vortragssprache: German/Deutsch

Contact: Martin Murer

Continuing the collaboration between subnetAIR and the Center for Human-Computer Interaction we are happy to announce a conversation with Laura Splan.

September 7, 2016 19.00 | Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 18
Meet the Artist: Laura Splan (US)

Laura Splan is an artist and lecturer whose work explores intersections of art, science, technology and craft. Her conceptually based projects examine the material manifestations of our cultural ambivalence towards the human body with a range of traditional and new media techniques. She often uses found objects and appropriated sources to explore socially constructed perceptions of order and disorder, normal and aberrant. Much of her work is inspired by experimentation with materials and processes (bloodelectromyographycosmetic facial peeldigital fabrication), which she mines for their narrative implications and untapped potentials.

Splan’s work has been included in solo and group exhibitions at Museum of Art & Design (New York, NY), New York Hall of Science (New York, NY), Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, OR), Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (CA), Neuberger Museum of Art (Purchase, NY) and Beall Center for Art + Technology (Irvine, CA). Her work has been exhibited internationally in Iceland, South Korea, England, Germany, Sweden, France, and beyond. Commissioned projects for her work have included soap residue paintings for the Center for Disease Control, computerized lace doilies for the Gen Art New Media Art Exhibition, and 3D printed sculptures for Davidson College. Her work is included in the collections of the Thoma Art Foundation, Institute for Figuring, UC San Francisco Infectious Disease Department, and New York University Fales Library.

Reviews and articles including her work have appeared in The New York TimesVillage VoiceAmerican Craft, and Discover Magazine. Splan’s essays and interviewshave been published in Art PracticalSciArt in America and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. She has been featured on Eight Forty-Eight on WBEZ Public Radio (Chicago, IL) and Spark on KQED Public Television (San Francisco, CA). She received a Jerome Foundation Grant for research at venues including the Wellcome Museum (London, UK) and La Specola (Florence, IT). She has been awarded artist residencies at Vermont Studio Center and ACRE, and fellowships at Byrdcliffe and Kala Art Institute. Splan has spoken widely at a variety of venues including University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Exploratorium, California College of Art, New York Academy of Sciences, and Maryland Institute College of Art. She has been a visiting lecturer teaching courses on intersections of Art, Science, and Technology at Stanford University, Mills College, and Illinois State University. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY in a building that has been both a pharmaceutical factory and a knitting factory where she spends her days needling the past and poking the future.

Source: http://laurasplan.com/

Contact: Martin Murer