Media Space, London Saturday 12 September 2015

Event: Beyond Vision: Photography, Art & Science Symposium

Saturday 12 September 2015 Science Museum, LondonA one-day symposium examining the effects of early scientific photography on modern and contemporary art.

Early scientific ‘photographs of the invisible’ – from x-ray to photomicrography, and motion studies to pictures of electrical charges – have had a profound effect on the development of modern and contemporary art.

Organised by Ben Burbridge, Co-Editor of Photoworks Annual, this one-day symposium brings together world-renowned artists, curators and academics, and coincides with the final days of Revelations: Experiments in Photography at Media Space, London, curated by Ben Burbridge and Greg Hobson.

Beyond Vision: Photography, Art & Science will examine the importance of early scientific photography for the creative arts and the ways in which its meanings have shifted across time and space.

Speakers include:

John Blakinger, Stanford University / National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Marta Braun, Ryerson University
Ben Burbridge, University of Sussex / co-curator Revelations
Ori Gersht, artist
Marek Kukula, Royal Observatory Greenwich
Corey Keller, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Sarah Pickering, artist
Kelley Wilder, De Montfort University
Sara Danius, Södertörn University
Panel will be chaired by:

Greg Hobson (National Media Museum / co-curator Revelations)
David Alan Mellor (University of Sussex)
Sean O’Hagan (The Guardian)

Price: £15 adult (£12.50 senior/ £10 concessions)

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A Science Museum event organised in collaboration with the Centre for the Visual, University of Sussex.