Conversations with Culture Series: "Contemporary Performance and the Multiverse"
December 9th at 7pm
Location: Sony Wonder Technology Lab, 550 Madison Avenue (at 56th Street) Free with rsvp at https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/702285
On December 9th, PS122 will host the second discussion in its new Conversations with Culture series, "Contemporary Performance and the Multiverse." The conversation uses as its launching pad PS122 artists Lisa D'Amour and Katie Pearl's work Terrible Things, a new collaborative work exploring the multiverse though personal narrative, particle physics, and a shifting "set" of 600 marshmallows that stand in for particles, potential energy, and the sub-atomic realm. Panelists will discuss the role and ramifications of contemporary performance as a mode of articulating scientific theory and expressing our human experience of the laws and mysteries of the physical universe. These events are free and open to the public and endeavor to reinsert performance into the cultural, economic, and environmental debates coursing through contemporary society, from which it has recently largely been excluded.
• David Z. Albert, Frederick E. Woodbridge Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, Author of Quantum Mechanics and Experience and Time and Chance
• Lisa D'Amour and Katie Pearl - co-creators of Terrible Things, which premieres at PS122 on December 4th.
• Brian Schwartz, Director of the Science & The Arts program at the CUNY Graduate Center and 2009 winner of the Andrew W. Gemant Award, given annually by the American Institute of Physics to recognize significant contributions to the cultural, artistic, or humanistic dimension of physics.
Added by performancespace1229046 on November 19, 2009