The second Art x Science Dialogues will focus on Sonic Arts x Neuroscience. Sonic Arts have become the hot topic in recent times. Artists explore sound in its pure state, simultaneously bridging and muddling barriers between sound, noise, and music in the contemporary or historical sense. Others investigate the political and cultural implications of certain sounds, using their work to bring human rights to the fore. This event puts spotlight on yet another group of artists who connects Sonic Arts with Neuroscience, attempting to unveil the mystery of human brain and consciousness by playing with the frequency and wavelength of a soundwave. Therefore, we have invited Luca Forcucci, a distinguished independent composer, artist and scholar and Jo Wei, curator, researcher and founder of Pan Bio-art Studio, for a collaborative discussion.
16:00 Webinar starts
16:00 – 16:05 Opening Remarks
(Cissy Sun – Head of Art-Science at Swissnex in China)
16:05 – 16:35 Presentation (15′ each speaker)
#1 Mechanisms of Listening
(Luca Forcucci – Chair of Laser Nomad, Independent composer, artist, and scholar)
#2 The Practice of Neuroscience & Art in China and Beyond
(Jo Wei – Curator, researcher, and founder of Pan Bio-art Studio)
16:35 – 17:00 Q&A Session
Luca ForcucciChair of Laser Nomad, Independent composer, artist, and scholar
Luca Forcucci’s research observes the perceptive properties of the sonic in relation to space, memory, subjectivity and consciousness. Such ideas are addressed through music compositions, sound installations, sound walks, performances, videos, photography, and texts. For over a decade, he has collaborated with scientists in the field of cognitive neuroscience, perception and biology. He is regularly invited as guest lecturer in universities around the globe like SIVA Shanghai, EPFL Lausanne, ZHdK Zürich, University of Cape Town, USP São Paulo, UFBA Salvador de Baiha, UFRJ Rio de Janeiro, UdK Berlin and University of California Riverside.
Jo WeiCurator, researcher, and founder of Pan Bio-art Studio
Jo Wei is a curator and researcher, and is also the founder of the Pan Bio-art Studio (PBS). Wei is currently a researcher of Art, Science and technology (AST) in the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). Her recent research interests include Bio Art, AI&Art and Ecological Art, etc. Among the list of her many curations are Quasi-Nature: Bio Art, Borderline, Laboratory (2019) , Towards the Emergence of Resistance: The Eye of Representation (2016). Wei was in the curatorial team of Ars Electronica in Shenzhen (2019), and Ethics of Technology (2016) and Post-Life (2018), respectively part of the first and second editions of the Beijing Media Art Biennale. She is also an International Adviser for the European Commission’s STARTS Prize (2019), and the member of the International Program Committee of ISEA (2020).