OPENING SOON: A Guided Sublimation at the Vanderbilt Planetarium
Photo Credit: Laura Splan, A Guided Sublimation, 2023, still from digital animation. Created in collaboration with Adam Lamson. (© Laura Splan)
A Guided Sublimation will premiere at the Vanderbilt Museum Planetarium on October 20th and 21st. This immersive planetarium experience includes animations and sound created by Laura Splan in collaboration with theoretical biophysicist Adam Lamson.
A Guided Sublimation is the first commissioned artistic intervention at the Vanderbilt Museum’s Reichert Planetarium.
On October 20, the Vanderbilt will host a private premiere and panel discussion moderated by curator Paul Rubery with Laura Splan and Adam Lamson in conversation with Brooke Belisle (Associate Professor of Comparative Media, Stony Brook University).
A Guided Sublimation
October 20-21, 2023
Vanderbilt Museum Reichert Planetarium
180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport, NY 11721
Curator: Paul Rubery
Planetarium Director: David Bush
Private Premiere & Panel Discussion: October 20, 2023 (By Invitation—Request Invitation)
Public Viewing: October 21, 2023 (RSVP for Ticketing Link)
Laura Splan is a transdisciplinary artist known for her artistic work combining art, science, and technology. Her A Guided Sublimation consists of molecular animations drawn from epigenetic research on environmental influences on gene expression. This immersive planetarium experience combines micro and macro worlds with animation and sound.
"My research-based projects and collaborations with scientists culminate in multimedia exhibitions that reframe artifacts of biotechnology to unravel entanglements of natural and built systems." —Laura Splan
Here is a sneak peek:
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Laura Splanis a transdisciplinary artist working at the intersections of Science, Technology, andCulture. Her collaborations with scientists culminate in multimedia exhibitions that reframeartifacts of biotechnologyto unravel entanglements of natural and built systems. Recentexhibitions have included immersive installations, networked devices, participatory sculptures,and intimately scaled objects—all constructed with poetically considered materialities.Splan'sartworks and exhibitionshave been presented at the Museum of Arts & Design, PioneerWorks, and New York Hall of Science and her work is represented in the collection of theThoma Art Foundation. Commissions include projects for the Centers for Disease ControlFoundation and the Bruges Triennial.Reviews and articlesincluding her work have appearedinThe New York Times,Wired,Discover, andFriezeand she has been featured on ScienceFriday. Publicationshighlighting her artwork include "Life Eternal" published by The NobelPrize Museum. Splan’s research and residencies have been supported by the Jerome Foundation,Simons Foundation, and Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Her work will be included in The GettyPST Art x Science series opening in 2024.
ABOUT THE VANDERBILT PLANETARIUM
The Vanderbilt Museum’s Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium offerscutting-edgeprogramming in the most technologically advanced theater of its kind on Long Island. ThePlanetarium’s William and Mollie Rogers Theater includes a 60-foot dome, 147 oversizedcomfort seats, a powerful 5.1 surround sound system, a hybrid Geministar III star projector withfulldome video projection