Sciart Santa Fe Hosts a LASER Talk On Art, Science & Immunology with bio-artist Marta De Menezes and immunologist Dr. Luis Graça
When: Thursday, June 15, 4 - 5:30pm MDT Find your timezone here
Where: SALA 2551 Central Avenue, Los Alamos, NM 87544 United States
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Description: Experimenting in their own bodies the immune response of rejection, artist and Fulbright Scholar in Residence at UNM Marta de Menezes and Luis Graca depart from the experience of intimate collaboration, as a form of binding and differentiation.
With some exceptions, the endeavor of scientists and artists have been historically pursued in different environments. In recent years an intersection between the two cultures – science and art – has become increasingly common. As part of this trend, research laboratories started to be used by artists as studios for art production. There are, however, significant differences between the approach of artists and scientists when working in the laboratory. The differences and similarities between art and science, two activities based on creativity, will be discussed.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Marta de Menezes is a leader and pioneer of the field known as bioart. She has been tempering in biology labs with scientific techniques for the creation of art, and in the development of works that challenge and question scientific assumptions. Her work has been exhibited widely internationally and inspired generations of artists and scientists to think beyond disciplinary boundaries.
Dr. Luis Graça is Professor of Immunology and Vice-Dean at the University of Lisbon Medical School. His most significant scientific contributions are related to the regulation of antibody production in vaccination and autoimmunity. In recent years, Graça led the technical advisory group for the COVID-19 vaccination in Portugal. Graça hosted several artists in the laboratory, and artworks developed from these collaborations have been exhibited worldwide.
Presented by SciArt Santa Fe, the University of New Mexico (UNM) Confluence Program, with support from Fulbright.
For more information about SciArt Santa Fe and our LASER series, visit Sciartsantafe.org
The Leonardo/ISAST LASERs are a program of international gatherings that bring artists, scientists, humanists and technologists together for informal presentations, performances and conversations with the wider public. The mission of the LASERs is to encourage contribution to the cultural environment of a region by fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and opportunities for community building to over 50 cities around the world. To learn more about how our LASER Hosts and to visit a LASER near you please visit our website. @lasertalks
Los Alamos, UM NM 87544