Yunchul Kim, EFFULGE (Detail)
Photo: Alexander Schippel, 2012, courtesy the artist
November 02, 2012, 2–7 p.m.
On the occasion of the exhibition “CARVED AIR” by Yunchul Kim, experts from different scientific disciplines will reflect on the central aspects of the exhibition: dark matter simulations, experiments on fluid instabilities and interdisciplinary approaches at the interface of science, media and art. This joint reflection from sciences and humanities examines the significance and potential of the concept of the “fluid skies” in contemporary cosmology, astrophysics and media theory.
In “CARVED AIR”, Berlin based Korean artist Yunchul Kim explores the enormous epistemological complexity behind contemporary scientific processes. With his fluid-kinetic sculptures,and electrochemical drawings, he reflects some core aspects of current astrophysics and the objects analyzed by scientists which have lost their direct relation to immediate experience. Using new tuneable materials which can be aesthetically manipulated, Yunchul Kim examines unsolved scientific questions in an artistic context.
2 p.m. Welcome by Heike Catherina Mertens, Director of Arts and Culture, Schering Stiftung
2.15 p.m. Seeing the invisible: Supercomputer Simulations of the dark side of the Universe | Prof. Dr. Volker Springel (Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies)
3.15 p.m. Beyond gravitation: The subtle magnetic Universe | Dr. Rainer Arlt (Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics, Potsdam)
4.15 p.m. Coffee Break
5 p.m. Programme & imagination | Prof. Dr. Siegfried Zielinski (Berlin University of the Arts)
6 p.m. Book Launch: Yunchul Kim. Carved Air. Volume 3 of the Schering Stiftung’s Publication Series with argobooks
The talks are in English and the event will be moderated by Lucía Ayala, art historian and curator of the exhibition “CARVED AIR”.
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