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Adam Lowe and Simon Schaffer Lecture on Replicas and Artefacts in the Arts

Tuesday, 3 November, 2015 - 19:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
U-Residence, Generaal Jacqueslaan 271, 1050 Brussel
Groene Zaal
Public lecture

18:30 - Registration

19:00 - Welcome & introduction

19:10 - Simon Schaffer: Object lessons and material histories

Simon Schaffer will explore how the study of the mundane objects scientists use in their everyday work shows how these sciences' histories are bound up with materials' changing properties. These material histories can help challenge an apparently obvious distinction between deliberately produced artifacts and objects as natural specimens. Some histories of meteorites, of honeycombs and of bubbles can show how the very notions of object and of artifact emerged in the process of scientific work and ingeniously playful experimentation.

19:40 - Adam Lowe: (re-)Negotiating the boundary between image and form

Adam Lowe has been researching digital technology in the humanities and arts and exploring 'originals' through their 'facsimiles'. He is known for his bold 3D realizations of the Wedding at Cana by Veronese, works by Piranesi and the Tomb of Tutankhamun. For this session he will elaborate on the mediation, transformation and re-negotiation of the boundary between image and form or on cultivating an intimacy with the behavior of the physical world.

20:10 - Panel discussion

21:00 - Cocktail

Register here.