6 December 2016
in this talk, artist Liliane Lijn will share her experiences exploring light since the 1960s. beyond discussing her artistic practice, Liliane will talk about her influences and historical understandings of light from the past millennia, drawing on her readings in Tibetan Buddhism as well as her interest in physics and astronomy
Liliane Lijn‘s in art and science spans five decades, and includes a residency at the NASA Space Sciences Laboratory at University of California, Berkeley. During Lijn’s residency at the Space Sciences Lab, she developed in collaboration with astronomer John Vallerga, Solar Hills, a large scale solar installation in the landscape, developing and using their own spectroheliostats. Another outcome of Lijn’s NASA residency was Stardust Ruins, an installation using aerogel and video projections. Her works will be included in the forthcoming exhibitions: Beat Generation, ZKM, Karlsruhe, The City Sculpture Project, Henry Moore Foundation, Leeds and Spiritualized, IMMA, Dublin.
Johanna Kieniewicz is Head of Outreach and Engagement at the Institute of Physics. With a background in earth and planetary science, as well as art, she has a long-standing interest in art/science collaborations. Past projects include the IOP/Tate Modern collaboration Light and Dark Matters, writing on art and science for the blog At The Interface, and the British Library exhibitions Beautiful Science and Encounters between Art and Science (latter in partnership with Central Saint Martins). Currently, she is working on the development a gallery space for the new IOP building in Kings Cross that will open in 2018.