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OHME Unframed - Liquidity Edition

OHME Unframed - Liquidity Edition

Fri 23 Oct 2020
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Scientists, researchers, and artists explore the word 'fluidity' (SOLD OUT)

What is fluidity? If we look at how it is defined by dictionaries, we find it’s the quality of being smooth and beautiful, or likely to change (Oxford Dictionary); it is the physical property of a substance that enables it to flow (Merriam Webster); the quality of being likely to change repeatedly and unexpectedly, or of being continuous (Cambridge Dictionary).
All these definitions are similar, reminiscent of a state of being that is momentary, characterized by movement and impermanence. Can the so-called hard sciences and the humanities come together around a single word, and investigate its multifaceted meaning? To what extent can fluidity as understood by a biologist be compared with that understood by a political scientist or an artist?
Can this exchange enrich the interpretation that we all have of what’s fluidity and how we understand it in the society we inhabit?
Ohme brings together scientists, researchers, and artists to explore one single word and unfold the multiple meanings and repercussions it has on our knowledge and perceptions.
With: 
Prof. Dr. Karen Celis, research professor at the Department of Political Science and co-director Research of RHEA (VUB), 
Prof. Dr. Karine Van Doninck, Full Professor at the Department of Biology (ULB) 

Moderated by Camilla Colombo, curator at Ohme
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Tales of Entropy

The panel will be followed by the first public presentation of Tales on Entropy, a new audiovisual performance by Ohme.
Tales of Entropy stages the irresistible beauty and the poetry of an organic compound changing its physical state in a thermal gradient, under polarized light. As the thermodynamic conditions evolve, the compound gradually evolves from crystal, to liquid-crystal, to liquid, before recrystallisation and re- orientations, displaying striking color patterns with a profound dramatic effect. This audiovisual performance matches live microscopic images from Guillaume Schweicher, FNRS Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères (ULB), with the deep and emotional ambient soundscapes of Brussels-based artist Juanita. 
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Founded in 2017 by a team of engineers and culture professionals, Ohme is an organization developing new practices of scientific mediation, interdisciplinary artistic creation and innovation, through collaborative practices.
Ohme investigates the boundaries between artistic and scientific disciplines, re-designing practices and contributing to the development of new understandings of interdisciplinarity, with a keen interest in education, co-creation and sharing of knowledge.

By bringing together established and emerging artists, scientists, researchers and students, Ohme develops performances, installations, multidisciplinary events and academic programs on a variety of subjects, spanning from physics to music, from neurosciences to digital arts, from design to social sciences.

As part of Pilar ASAP Thu 15 Oct — Thu 12 Nov 2020 The fluid identity edition Semi-annual, multidisciplinary festival by Pilar
Timetable
6pm - 8pm
Price
Presale: € 2,00
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