17. What will the format of your event be?:
18. Please give any details about the format of your event you feel are relevant.:
Extraordinary Rendition: Fieldwork will take place in the performance space and cinema on Level 1 at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and will be available to gallery visitors for the duration of the Festival. The event will not be an ‘exhibition’ of finished artworks but will rather use video projection, plasma screens and sound to reveal the working processes (the ‘fieldwork’) of the various artists as they interact with the scientists, sites and ideas that relate to their particular field of interest. Alongside the screens and projections a number of talks and educational events will be programmed; these will range from family/teens workshops organised by the BALTIC education team to talks delivered in the gallery spaces by the artists. In addition a one-day event: Cultural Negotiation of Science: A ‘World Café’ Event will take place within the performance space on Monday 9 September. Further details of all events are available in the attached proposal document.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Level 1.
13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
Extraordinary Rendition: Fieldwork will take place in the performance space and cinema on Level 1 for the duration of the British Science Festival and will provide BALTIC’s visitors, as well as visitors to the Science Festival, with the opportunity to engage with some of the diverse working methodologies being used by contemporary artists to culturally engage with science. From genetics to geology and from astrophysics to anatomy there is a wealth of world-leading science being carried out in the North East region yet public access to the sites where this science takes place – as well as to the ideas that it deals with – is often restricted or limited. The event will include the work of Prof. Christine Borland, Fiona Crisp, Prof. Chris Dorsett and Dan Holdsworth - all artists whose work has in some way engaged with the rendition of science across bio-medical, fundamental, environmental or technical fields. The event will be contextualised by number of talks and educational events programmed by BALTIC and Northumbria University.
14. Does the event have particular local relevance?:
15. If so, please indicate what this is:
The event makes world-leading science, much of which is being carried out in the North East region, visible to a public lay-audience.
22. Do you consider that the event will attract press interest?:
23. If yes, please summarise up to 4 key points you think will be of press interest:
• The event makes the world-leading science being carried out in the North East region visible to a public lay-audience. • The cultural negotiation of Science is, by definition, of interest to press who are themselves engaged in a process of communication and interpretation. This event will provide compelling stories and interesting visuals. • BALTIC is a high-profile cultural venue and the artists involved in the event have strong national and international reputations. (Borland is a Turner Prize nominee and is currently BALTIC Professor; Crisp and Holdsworth have both previously done solo shows at BALTIC)
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10. Which of the following areas of science does your event best fit into?:
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11. Do you have a preferred day for your event to take place on?:
Saturday 7 September 2013
Sunday 8 September 2013
Monday 9 September 2013
Tuesday 10 September 2013
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Thursday 12 September 2013