LASER LEONARDO ART SCIENCE EVENING RENDEVOUS ZURICH

Upcoming Talks

06. December 2018, 18:30 p.m.
ANNOUNCING: OUR LASERZURICH XMAS CELEBRATION FILM PREMIERE

LASERZURICH is a series of salon evening events and stands for “Leonardo Art, Science, Evening Rendezvous”. This is an international network of over 25 groups that feature the merging of artists and scientists together in one evening. LASERZURICH’s collaborators include Life Science (Zurich University) and The Volunteers of the WWF (World Wildlife Fund)

The Dinner is by Salotto (20-25 CHF per person).
Free Drinks supplied by the LASERZURICH Xmas Party Fund.

You are invited to the premiere of the film
“ESKIN 4 THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED”

New film documentaries about the workshop and performance from our media-art project at ISEA, the International Symposia on Electronic Arts in Durban, South Africa. These films show that visually impaired people can express their own local problems of climate change, work with complex movements and perform in a world of culture that is so visually dominant. Eskin 4 shows how an art and science platform was created to enable visually impaired participants from Durban, South Africa to become performers alongside their own stories about ecology. They were also encouraged to explore new orientation skills through real-time technologies and participate in a wonderful tribute about the biodiversity along the Durban coastline.

Director of Eskin 4: Jill Scott | Production of Eskin 4: ISEA 2018, the Mason Lincoln School Umlazzi, Hahne / Scott AIL Production | Zürich Choreographers: Thobile Maphanga and Lorin Sookool | Dancers: Nomkhosi Gumede, Nompumelelo Zikhali, Nozipho Zungu, Balungile Thwala, Melusi Khumalo, Vusumuzi Khumalo, Sboniso Ngubane | Sound, Visuals and Programming: Jill Scott, Andrew Quinn, Andreas Schiffler, Vanessa Barrera Giraldo, Olav Lervik | Eskin 4 Film Documentation: Realisation and Camera: Marille Hahne | Editing: Franziska Schlienger, Marille Hahne

TEAMWORK TECHOLOGIES for COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT

Discussion after the films: Here the media art team will talk about the processes of this production:

Dr. Andreas Schiffler (German / American)
is a software engineer and physicist. He specializes in the field of data, analytics and big data applications. He will talk about the technical challenges to create stage ready systems with commercial hardware and software. www.ferzkopp.net

Vanessa Barrera Giraldo (Swiss / Colombian)
is an electronics and audio engineer who develops audio solutions for the hearing impaired. She will talk about how she became interested in designing interactive tools and sounds for visually impaired participants and the value of customizing sound tracks for people with visual impairments.

Prof. Marille Hahne (Swiss / German)
is a filmmaker who is focused on documenting processes of art and science productions that affect society. Over many years she has practised a genre of documentary filmmaking which she calls Research mode, one that maps out the experience of working closely with the process of learning by this particular Zulu community. www.marillehahne.com

Prof. Dr. Jill Scott (Swiss / Australian)
is a media artist with many years of experience in ecology and neurosciene, who is interested in how tech-teamwork can provide this gift of a platform, one that can empower people with a new voice and confidence to speak out about local problems. www.jillscott.org

So come and join us for this interesting evening to celebrate our successful collaboration with the Zulus from South Africa on film!

Previous Talks

01. September 2018 - RECLAIMING URBAN ECOLOGY

13 Nov, 2018

IN THIS EVENT WE PREMIRE A NEW FILM Natura Urbana / The Brachen of Berlin BY MATTHEW GANDY AND FEATURE DISCUSSIONS BY A TRANSDISCIPLINARY PANEL:
Christoph Kueffer, Mathew Gandy, Bárbara Maçães Costa, Kevin Vega and Jill ScottRead More →

10. July 2018 - TRANSFER or INTERPRETATION?

15 Aug, 2018

This LASERZurich will feature three researchers that will cross-pollinate their research by presenting this exciting and controversial topic. Dr. Nigel Helyer, (sound sculptor and writer), Prof. em Dr Andreas Fischlin (Climate Scientist Systems Ecology at ETH Zurich) and Matthias Vollmer (Architect and photographer from the Architecture Department, ETHZ). The discussion will be moderated by Prof. em. Dr. Jill Scott.Read More →

22. May 2018 - SPACE TIME ART!

05 Jul, 2018

This LASER ZURICH will feature artists and scientists who will present their thoughts on this exciting existentialist topic. Arthur Woods (Astronautical Artist), Dr. Marco C. Bernasconi (Astronautical Engineer) and Jayanne English (Astrophysicist and Astronomy Image-maker). The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Jill Scott (Media Artist and Art Science Context Provider-ZurichRead More →

16. January 2018 - The power of voice! ICT for Agroecology: new model for knowledge generation and sharing

20 Apr, 2018

This LASER ZURICH and WWF collaboration will feature an artist and a scientist who will present their thoughts on this exciting and controversial topic. Dr. Eugenio Tisselli (Mexican-Italian Media Artist) and Bernadette Oehen (Botanist, MAS ETHZ. FiBL-Department of Socio-Economic Sciences). The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Angelika Hillbeck (Agroecologist from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Department of Institute of Integrative Biology, Zurich)Read More →

10. October 2017 - Extinction or Resurrection?

13 Dec, 2017

This LASER ZURICH will feature an artist and a scientist who have worked together for over five years, and will present their thoughts on this exciting and controversial topic. Anna-Maria Bauer (Zurich Artist) and Dennis Hansen (Scientist and Project leader of the Zoological Museum) will present the preliminary outcome of an expedition to Rodrigues in the Indian Ocean, and discuss aspects of how they are currently working their way through their experiences and collection of data/materials to result in two joint exhibitions in Zurich/Rodrigues. The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Marille Hahne and Prof.Jill Scott.Read More →