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Egenis · Events

Art in the dock, Science in the stocks: Collider - exploring hybridity

Public event   07.11.2012





Organised by

Professor Steve Hughes, Co-director, Egenis

Funded by the ESRC as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.


RAMM, Queen Street, Exeter

Event details

This is the latest in our series of annual sci/art workshops, which bring together artists, scientists and social scientists to share practice, to discuss the way science is represented in art, the ways in which art draws on science for inspiration, and how each explores and makes sense of our culture, communities and the natural world. The aim of 'Stocks and docks' is to break down some of the barriers between disciplines and to de-mystify some academic and artistic endeavour.

The workshops are an opportunity for the public to engage with artists and academics, with a range of disciplines and artistic media represented. The speakers talk about their practice with whatever examples and representation they choose, throwing up some interesting contrasts. The workshops create their own momentum, with each new discussion building on the last and contributing to the overall theme. This event will also include a sound installation by Paul Ramsay, inspired by the workshop theme

This drop-in workshop begins at 12 noon in Gallery 20 of RAMM, and continues until 5pm - come for one session, or even one presentation, or stay for them all.


12.00 - 12.15 Introduction – Steve Hughes

12.15 – 1.10 Session 1

Susan Boafo – “The Unfolding and Falling Petal” – Empire, hybridity and the wanderings of an English roseRobin Durie – The evolution of culture within robot society

1.10 – 2.30 Session 2

Staffan Müller-Wille – Hybrids in history Pery Burge – The significant edge: a source of creative fusion Katharine Tyler – Ethnographic reflections on whiteness, racial mixture and genetics

2.30 – 3.00 Break for refreshments / informal discussion

3.00 – 4.20 Session 3

Susan Kelly – Human chimerism and hybrid identitiesPete Jeffs – Fabrica: Approaching the hybrid in art and science through design. Mitchell Travis – Tracing hybridity: Cultural and legal accounts of the admixed embryo

4.20 – 4.30 A word about Paul Ramsay’s sound installation - An Embroidery Of British Bird Song

4.30 – 5.00 Responses and discussion

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