Thursday, April 18, 2013, 12:30–2:00 p.m.
D. Graham Burnett, Sal Randolph, Steve Rowell, Brooke Singer, and Alexandra P. Spaudling
Join us for an interactive lunchtime session featuring artists who explore the creative possibilities of sustained investigation. Following the model of a science fair, research-artists Sal Randolph, Steve Rowell, Brooke Singer, and Alexandra P. Spaudling will set up individual stations and offer reports on their results to date. Prepare for presentation boards, poster talks, and engaged conversation!
The included projects are long-term, multifaceted endeavors that are rarely represented in traditional venues such as museums or galleries, making this session a unique opportunity to learn about them through a direct dialogue with their creators. The program concludes with a round-table conversation among the artists, moderated by D. Graham Burnett, focusing on such questions as: Can science and scholarship be the medium of the artist? What can be learned from the contrast between the creatively driven approach of artistic research and the focused methodology of empirically oriented investigative practices? What happens at the intersection of precise knowledge and infinite possibility?
D. Graham Burnett is an editor at Cabinet magazine and teaches at Princeton University. He is the author of five books, most recently The Sounding of the Whale (Chicago, 2012). He and W. J. Walter are the creators of “Novelchess,” a system for translating literature into chess matches.
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