Photo courtesy of Julie Martin: Billy KlĂĽver giving a talk to a meeting of artists and engineers in Toronto circa 1968.

Think Tank Anyone? ArtSci Nexus presents

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20 people from all over the world are on their way or have just arrived in Leipzig. They are coming to town since this year is the 50th anniversary of 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering, which took place in October 1966 in NYC. Conceived by Robert Rauschenberg and Billy Klüver, it combined avant-garde theatre, improvisational orchestra with a hint of actionist sensibilities. This ground breaking event lead to many variations on the theme, including  Nine Evenings with performances by John Cage, Lucinda Childs, Merce Cunningham, Öyvind Fahlström, Alex Hay, Deborah Hay, Steve Paxton, Robert Rauschenberg, David Tudor, and Robert Whitman.

ArtSci Nexus will pay tribute to this monumental exhibition with a 9 day festival from 29 September – 8 October called 9 Evenings Revisited: In Theory, as in practice. This week they are having a preparatory THINK TANK at KKW. It will be conducted in English, open to the public and will feature of a series of lectures, performances, film screening, and educational workshops.

9 Evenings Revisited: In Theory, as in practice stands apart from its predecessor as it involves cellular and molecular life scientists, physicists, and mathematicians, rather than engineers, and therefore reflects the diversity and breadth of scientific culture. If you are thinking this sounds a little dry, you are totally mistaken. Be sure and have a look at who’s presenting. Seriously interesting topics.

 

 

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THINK TANK schedule:


Day 1 – 11 April
10:00 Introduction by Art Director Candace Goodrich
11:00 Alexa Wright
11:30 Andrew Carnie
12:00 Ana Domingos PhD
13:30 Henrik Isaksson Garnell workshop
14:30 Prof. Dr. Markus Loeffler
15:00 Wolfgang Ganter 
16:00 Ya Wen Fu
16:30 Introduction by Irina Belikh
Film Screening – Music Man, Cyberg Foundation, Symmetry Unravelled
17:20 Mark Matthes
Performance by Chamberlab

Day 2 – 12 April
10:00 Gustav Hellberg
10:30 Anders Ledberg PhD
11:00 James Nizam
11:30 Prof. Dr. Thomas Fritz
12:00 Arnar Bergmann Sigurbjörnsson
13:30 Dr. John LaCava 
14:00 Dr. Dmitry Alexeev
14:30 Dr. Alexander Kagansky
16:00 Bosch&Simons
16:30 Film Screening Silent Signal
17:00 Dr. Sergey Kostryko
Performance by Dr. Sergey Kostryko/Daichi Yoshikawa

Day 3 – 13 April
17:00-18:00 Film screening – Nourathar

Day 4 – 14 April
17:00-18:00 Film screening – Sonic Magic: The Wonder and Science of Sound

Sponsored by: Kulturstiftung Sachsen, Kulturamt Leipzig, and the University of Leipzig.

Artist, curator and writer: maeshelle west-davies gleans her varied life experiences to expose a personal perspective through a multitude of mediums.

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