Events


[Art Program]

Artists' Talk: “Translife: Media Art China 2011” International Triennial of New Media Art, Roundtable 1: Sensorium of the Extraordinary

July 22 (FRI)
16 :30-18 :00
UCCA Auditorium

Project Manager
Zhang Chuan

Guests
Lawrence Malstaf (Belgium)
WU Juehui (China)
Chris Salter (US/Canada )
Laurent Grasso (France)
Seiko Mikami and Sota Ichikawa (Japan)

Moderator
ZHANG Ga
Co-organized by the National Art Museum of China, Goethe Institute China and UCCA, in collaboration with TASML | Tsinghua University Art and Science Center Media Lab.

Language
English with Chinese translation

Ticketing
Free
UCCA Members enjoy priority booking for this program.
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Topic 1

“Sensorium of the Extraordinary” reveals and amplifies subdued and muted sensorial experiences through technological intervention and augmentation to bring awareness to otherwise imperceptible human capacities as well as the dynamic exchange between the self and its vibrant, sentient surroundings. The revelation of a new sensorium beyond our biological limits implicitly complicates our understanding of embodiment and the body’s newly acquired significance in mediated social spaces, broaching the visual–auditory dominant perceptual paradigm, freeing us from the hierarchy of sensory systems and opening up new possibilities for the imagination of bio-equality.


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Artists' Talk: “Translife: Media Art China 2011” International Triennial of New Media Art, Roundtable 2: Sublime of the Liminal

July 23 (SAT)
14 :00-15 :30
UCCA Auditorium

Project Manager
Zhang Chuan

Guests
Oron Catts (Australia)
Leo Peschta (Austria)
Guy Ben-Ary (Australia)
Andy Gracie (UK)
Jullus Popp (Germany)

Moderator
Mike Stubbs
Co-organized by the National Art Museum of China, Goethe Institute China and UCCA, in collaboration with TASML | Tsinghua University Art and Science Center Media Lab.

Language
English with Chinese translation

Ticketing
Free
UCCA Members enjoy priority booking for this program.
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Topic 2

“Sublime of the Liminal” takes artificial life, intelligent objects and transgenic hybrids as the new natural objects, exploring the liminal states of these emergent life forms and their unique manifestations of vitality, extending the concept of life from the biological to the informatics, from the natural to the artificial, thereby delineating a new domain in which the organic interchanges with the inorganic and the biological with the artificial. In defying conventional taxonomy, it extends the notion of life, preparing for a contract of biodiversity that relies on mutual respect and the interdependence of all species and things.


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Artists' Talk: “Translife: Media Art China 2011” International Triennial of New Media Art, Roundtable 3: Zone of the Impending

July 27 (WED)
16 :30-18 :30
UCCA Auditorium

Project Manager
Zhang Chuan

Guests
Ursula Damm( Germany)
Helen Evens (France/UK)
Grisha Coleman (US)
Ines Krasić (Croatia)
TIAN Li, XU Vivian, GUO Haoyun and GUO Yao (China)
Joe Saavedra, Ben Bacon (US)
Diane Landry (Canada)
Chris Chafe (US), Greg Niemeyer (Switzerland)

Moderator
Alex Adriaansens
Co-organized by the National Art Museum of China, Goethe Institute China and UCCA, in collaboration with TASML | Tsinghua University Art and Science Center Media Lab.

Language
English with Chinese translation

Ticketing
Free
UCCA Members enjoy priority booking for this program.
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Topic 3

“Zone of the Impending” brings into focus concerns about ecosystems and environments upon which all life depends, calling attention to the plight of ecological disruption through creative inspirations via artists’ great imaginations and ingenious strategies to engage us actively in environmental protection and in the reconstitution of a healthy ecosphere, thereby advocating for a new consciousness of shared responsibility and citizen participation. Weather Tunnel acts as a presentation of an immediate and intuitive revealing of complex and otherwise incomprehensible environmental data, epitomizing the living conditions humanity faces and highlighting concerns about the planet Earth on which life depends as a prominent focus of the exhibition.