Art & us: Art & the universe
In this event, presented in partnership with Aphids, Willoh S. Weiland, director of collaborative art project Forever Now, curator Jeff Khan and astronomy Associate Professor Chris Fluke throw the universal definition of humanity’s art open to everyone for input.
There are hundreds of billions of galaxies in the universe. However, if we’re asking who’s out there, we need to be ready with our response in return. What defines our humanity? How do we communicate the artistic experience of our world? Most importantly – who gets to decide? Artists, thinkers, bloggers and your average extraordinary person have never had a chance. In the face of such overwhelming power and scale, individuals can feel incapable of influencing a richer and more robust reading of our collective moment in time. Can you?
Willoh S. Weiland is an artist, writer, curator and the Artistic Director of Aphids.
Associate Professor Christopher Fluke is an astronomer with the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburne University of Technology. His research interests include gravitational lensing, astronomy visualisation, and the use of novel technologies to improve how astronomers work.
Jeff Khan is a curator and writer working across the visual arts, performance and dance. He is currently Artistic Director of Performance Space, Sydney, and has a particular interest in site-specific and socially-engaged practices.