SATELLITE BERLIN - Art in collaboration, in cooperation with the Helmholtz-Center for Cultural Techniques at the Humboldt-University Berlin, announces the second event of the talk series HER Ways and Means – Female Protagonists in the Arts and Science Contexts. The public talk is combined with the release of the artists' publication Vorspeise, Hauptspeise, Nachspeise (appetizer, main course, dessert), published by DOWN WITH ART! Publishing, Potsdam. During a four year long work-in-progress-project, the Laitzsch, von Lehmann and Schön interacted with scientists of the Max Planck-Institute of Molecular Genetics in Berlin-Zehlendorf. With our talk we like to present this enthralling project. Is art and science perceived to be on opposite ends when it comes to the study of knowledge? How does the relationship between art and science offer an open forum on topics such as cognitive processes, role models and schools of thought? Together with Felix Sattler, curator of the Tieranatomischen Theaters at Humboldt-University, we investigate further how the natural sciences and the fine arts can interact.
What started with a regular lunch visit to the Institutes' canteen turned – through sheer curiosity – into an ongoing dialog with the molecular scientist Peter Arndt, Sebastiaan Meijsing and Lars Wittler. Visits to the laboratories left the three artists mesmerized. As a result, they started asking questions about the procedural methods, such as "what does it mean, to conduct experiments?", "what role do visuals have?" or "what is the importance of failure?"
Laitzsch, von Lehmann and Schön started developing work techniques in cooperation with the institute's scientists. The canteen emerged to be the main location for exchange, where the three artists presented their work materials and examples on bulletin boards.
The project addresses a variety of topics and experiences, inherent in any interdisciplinary approach, prompting us to invite our audience to attend this talk with our attention always directed towards openness, curiosity and inspiration.
In cooperation with the
Helmholtz-Center for Cultural Techniques
at the Humboldt University Berlin