LASER Talks Brussels – Out-of-control-ness and the emergence of possibilities

The fourth edition of LASER Talks Brussels will take place on Tuesday 7 December at 7pm CET at iMAL – Center for Digital Cultures in Brussels with panelists Francis Brazier, Joost Rekveld and Frank Theys. LASER Talks Brussels are chaired by Alexandra Dementieva, moderated by Edith Doove and hosted by iMAL. This talk discusses notions of out-of-control ness in a social and technical context that are at the core of the work of the three panelists: Prof. Dr. Frances BRAZIER who is a full professor in Engineering Systems Foundations at the Delft University of Technology and visual artists Joost… Read More

LASER Talks Brussels – Notions of Transhumanism

The third edition of LASER Talks Brussels has taken place on Tuesday 7 September at 7pm CET at IMAL – Center for Digital Cultures in Brussels with as panelists Mark Coeckelbergh, PETERMFRIESS and Angelo Vermeulen. LASER Talks Brussels are organised by Alexandra Dementieva and moderated by Edith Doove. You can find a partial recording here. According to a recently updated manifesto from Humanity+, Transhumanism can be interpreted as an approach to extend human lifespan and to expand human capabilities and states. The Manifesto continues stating that Transhumanism is the world’s strongest advocacy… Read More

LASER Talks Brussels – Light, time and the collaboration between art and science

The second edition of LASER Talks Brussels will take place on Tuesday 15 June with as guests Ulrike Kuchner, Paul Malone and Els Van Riel. We will be talking about light, time and the collaboration between art and science. Find more information and the link to register here. Date: 15/06/2021 Time: 7pm CEST/UTC+2, Find your timezone here. The ZOOM link will be provided upon registration. 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… Read More

LASER Talks Brussels – Annemarie Maes and Camilla Colombo

On 20th April the first of LASER Talks Brussels started with a conversation with Annemarie Maes, artist and researcher, and Camilla Colombo, curator. Annemarie Maes talked about her exhibitions SENSORIAL SKINS – WOVEN BY NATURE, shown in 2 parts at PILAR, House for Art and Science – Brussels from 8 – 23 April 2021, and at iMAL, Art Center for Digital Culture and Technology – Brussels from 29 April – 16 May 2021 with Camilla Colombo as curator. You can find the recording of the LASER Talk here. The next LASER Talks… Read More

Alexandra Dementieva in LASER Talks CYLAND Saint-Petersburg

Join Alexandra Dementieva Saturday 10 April for the LASER Talks CYLAND Saint-Petersburg on the theme of Space Exploration. The motto for this talk is Konstantin Tsiolkovky‘s remark “All the universe is full of the lives of perfect creatures.” Apart from Dementieva the other panelists are Oleysya Turkina, Andrey Bartenev and Matthew Lee. The moderator is Natalia Kolodzei. Saturday 10 April Register here to attend the talk. Olesya Turkina is a senior researcher at the Russian Museum and an associate professor at St. Petersburg State University. She has been a full member of… Read More

AnneMarie Maes – Sensorial Skins and Woven by Nature

Sensorial Skins and Woven by Nature is a double exhibition by AnneMarie Maes curated by Camilla Colombo. The works on show focus on membranes and surfaces, on organic materials and on tactility, on processes and transformations, on bacteria and life. Sensorial Skins and Woven by Nature is a journey into working with natural elements and co-creation with living organisms.In April and May 2021, two complementary chapters will be presented, at PILAR gallery – the house for Art and Sciences at the VUB and at iMAL, Art Center for Digital Culture and Technology… Read More

LASER Talks Brussel – Annemarie Maes and Camilla Colombo

Alexandra Dementieva has asked me to join her in organizing Laser Talks Brussel. We will be organizing four talks this year, starting with Annemarie Maes on the occasion of her exhibition SENSORIAL SKINS – WOVEN BY NATURE. This is shown in 2 parts at PILAR, House for Art and Science – Brussels 8 – 23 April 2021 and at iMAL, Art Center for Digital Culture and Technology – Brussels 29 April – 16 May 2021 with Camilla Colombo as curator. Find more information and the link to register here. CHAIRED BY: Alexandra Dementieva When: 20th… Read More

Alexandra Dementieva in LASER Talk on Cosmos and Chaos

Join an online conversation of the contributors of February’s upcoming special English-Russian special issue of Leonardo journal, “COSMOS and CHAOS,” created in collaboration with CYFEST international media art festival. Alexandra Dementieva will be one of the participants. This conversation will bring together artists, scientists, researchers and art historians from art institutions, associations, museums and universities across the world: IAA SETI Permanent Committee, Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels, Arizona State University School of Earth and Space, Concordia University, CYLAND MediaArtLab, Kolodzei Art Foundation, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg State University,… Read More