Cosmic Dialogue #1: The Poetic Interpretation of Scientific Data in the Cosmos

Get ready to encounter the brilliant minds behind the immersive experience that transforms the vastness of astrophysics data into tangible reality, and explore the wonders of the cosmos together.

With the enthusiastic reception of the Cosmos Archaeology Exhibition, we are thrilled to announce the launch of our Cosmic Dialogues series. These dialogues will feature the talented artists of the Cosmos Archaeology Exhibition and the scientists of space science, who will unveil the mysteries behind their captivating art-science creations.  For the inaugural Cosmic Dialogue, we will invite the Co-Curator of Cosmos Archaeology Exhibition – Iris Long as the moderator, joined by the artist duos Semiconductor and Quadrature, who delve into the complex interplay between science, technology, and art in this dynamic panel discussion.

Semiconductor, consisting of UK artists Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, is renowned for their thorough research and transformative use of scientific data to create impressive sculptures, moving images, and drawings. Their work challenges us to broaden our perceptions of reality and to question our role as observers of the natural world. Quadrature is composed of Juliane Götz, Sebastian Neitsch, and formerly Jan Bernstein (until 2016). Their art notably embodies intricate and transdisciplinary methods, interwoven with narratives that explore our universe, seamlessly blending elemental emotions with advanced scientific theories.

During this Cosmic Dialogue, we will have the privilege of gaining deep insights into the creative processes of these remarkable artists, the advanced technological tools they employ, and the thematic connections within their groundbreaking artworks. Moreover, we will explore how both artist duos utilize technology as a medium to bridge the gap between the tangible and intangible, converting scientific data into poetic and engaging art pieces. We will probe into their approaches to processing and interacting with scientific data, as well as the stories behind their collaborations with scientists. This discussion will reveal how art can expand our perceptions and engage us in profound scientific and philosophical inquiries.

We look forward to your participation in exploring how these artists integrate science and technology into their creative endeavors, while constantly pushing the boundaries of what art can achieve in the cosmos.

Cosmic Dialogues

Cosmic Dialogues, are a one-hour online or in-person session with the artists of Cosmos Archaeology Exhibition or the scientists of relevant topics to share their artworks, research projects and insights. As Swissnex in China is the official LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) host in China, the Cosmic Dialogues are part of the LASER Talks and aim to deepen our engagement with the international art-science community, facilitating exchanges and inspiring new perspectives.




  • 3:00pm – Welcome Remarks by Cissy Sun, Head of Academia & Arts, Swissnex in China
  • 3:05pm – Opening Remarks by Iris Long, Independent Curator
  • 3:10pm – Keynote Speech by Semiconductor, Artist
  • 3:25pm – Keynote Speech by Quadrature, Artist
  • 3:40pm – Panel Discussion and Q&A

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