art*science - Art & Climate Change
Looking for Data
curated by Elena Giulia Rossi and Pier Luigi Capucci
Transdisciplinary meeting/round table between art and science to reflect on current climate change
December 11, 2018, 17.30 – 19.30
RUFA Space – Rome University of Fine Arts, Via degli Ausoni 7, Rome
in the context of HER: She Loves S. Lorenzo, first district festival dedicated to data
The meeting marks the start of the stage in Rome of the three-year project art*science – Art & Climate Change, conceived by Pier Luigi Capucci and Roberta Buiani with Noema and initiated by a conference in Cervia at the MUSA (The Salt Museum) in Summer 2018. Invited people will discuss about the climate in the context of a research, which will involve the public, aimed at creating tools to counteract and adapt to climate change. The topics on discussion are many and range from science, to communication, to art. Data visualization, the computer language used to present data, at the basis of the work of Oriana Persico and Salvatore Iaconesi, will constitute the pulsating environment of the discussion. It is the data that delineate the contemporary landscape, and, from the aerial dimension of the atmosphere to the ephemeral dimension of the numbers, the data have the power to reach the territory and its inhabitants. The path of a three-year project, hosted by a district-oriented festival, promoted by the first data research center in Rome, finds an ideal starting point and aims, immediately, to involve a wide audience.
Elena Giulia Rossi, Arshake director
Pier Luigi Capucci, teacher, Noema founder and President
Alessandro Barghini, ecologist, Vice President INSOR
Carlo Buontempo, ECMWF, Copernicus Climate Change Service, Reading, UK
Valerio Eletti, President Complexity Education Project
During the meeting, the work Antithesis by Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico will be presented and discussed in advance. This artistic project relates nature, technology, blockchain and climate change. There will be also a poetic intervention inspired by this work by Giorgio Cipolletta, artist, performer and Italian poet, researcher in the new media aesthetics field.
Attached the complete press release.