Tomás Saraceno, spiderweb sonification experiments in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Hannelore Hoch and Roland Mühlenthaler, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, 2014. Courtesy of the artist. © Studio Tomás Saraceno.
Panel Discussion with Tomás Saraceno
Saturday 24 October, 4.00 – 6.00pm
Venue: The Single Screen, Block 43 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks
This panel will be an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Tomás Saraceno’s new production, Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions and how it situates in his wider investigations of the spider webs. Participants include: Tomás Saraceno, artist; Peter Jäger, arachnologist and Elizabeth A. Povinelli, critical theorist and filmmaker.
Moderated by Ute Meta Bauer, Founding Director, Anca Rujoiu, Curator, Exhibitions, Magdalena Magiera, Curator, Outreach & Education.
Dr. Peter Jäger received his doctorate from Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and is current Head of Arachnology at the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt, Germany. He has discovered more than 300 species of spiders and is the Co-Editor of the World Spider Catalog, the most used internet tool in the field of Arachnology.
Elizabeth A. Povinelli teaches in anthropology and gender studies at Columbia University, New York City. She was previously editor of Public Culture and a founding member of the Karrabing Film Collective. Her writing and filmography focuses on the conditions of Late Liberalism.
Live performance by Brian O'Reilly
Saturday 24 October, 7.00 – 9.00pm
Venue: The Exhibition Hall, Block 43 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks
Performed by Brian O'Reilly, this is the first session in a series of live performances that will activate the spider instruments created for Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions and test the possibilities of inter-species communication through the means of sound.
Brian O’Reilly is a Singapore-based musician and a lecturer at LASALLE’s School of Contemporary Music. He works within the fields of electro-acoustic composition, moving images, and noise music. Currently he is performing audio and visuals solo and in the groups Iron Egg & Black Zenith.
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