Leaning Out of Windows | Step One

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Spin, 2017 | Image: Alex Gibson, courtesy Will Aballe Art Projects

Join us for an exhibition of work that explores how knowledge might be translated across the disciplinary communities of art and physics.


Jan 25, 2018, 6:00pm – Feb 8, 2018, 5:00pm

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Opening Reception | January 25, 6-9pm
Michael O'Brian Exhibition Commons

Leaning Out of Windows, a research creation project, explores how knowledge might be translated across the disciplinary communities of art and physics in order to develop a shared understanding of the cosmos. The project assesses methodologies of collaboration to develop ways to engage with the diverse languages employed by artists and physicists, namely between Emily Carr University and TRIUMF, Canada's particle accelerator centre. What is shared is a space of mutual inspiration informing each other's work in the search for new and emergent understanding of scientific phenomena.

Leaning Out of Windows – Step One is the first of two exhibitions of the research. A Translation Hub on Saturday January 27, 2-5 pm (Rennie Hall) will bring together artists, physicists and special guests to discuss the project design, the exhibition and the exchange between artists and scientists.

Featured artists include: Robert Bean, Garvin Chinnia (current student), Jeff Derksen, Olivia de Fleuriot (current student), Mimi Gellman (Associate Professor), Maggie Groat, Diana Hanitzsch (current student), Chris Jones (Associate Professor + alumnus), Vanessa Kwan (alumna), Khan Lee (alumnus), Robin Lough (current student), Elizabeth MacKenzie (sessional faculty), Alana McFarlane (alumna), Giorgio Magnanensi, Scott Mallory (alumnus + sessional faculty), Kate Metten (alumna), Laura Piasta (alumna + sessional faculty), Natalie Purschwitz (alumna), Rebecca Ramsey (alumna), Genevieve Robertson (alumna), Marina Roy, Evann Siebens, Heather Kai Smith (alumna), David Spriggs (alumnus), Kathryn Wadel (alumna), Andrea Young, and Etienne Zack (alumnus).

Scientist advisors include: Carla Babcock, Jonathan Bagger, Brad Barquest, Carla Barquest, Mike Bowry, Jess Brewer, Andrea Capra, Luca Egoriti, Nathan Evetts, Torben Ferber, Beatrice Franke, Makoto Fujiwara, Alexander Gottberg, Ewan Hill, Jason Holt, Brian Kootte, Reiner Kreucken, Tim Meyer, David Morrissey, Art Olin, Marcello Pavan, Des Ramsay, Jēkabs Romans, Mark Scott, Edward Thoeng, Alex Wijangco, and Nick Zacchia.

Aesthetic Transformation advisors: Elvira Hufschmid, Margit Schild

Leaning Out of Windows (LOoW)
is a four-year SSHRCC-funded interdisciplinary art and science project led by
Principal Investigators/ECU faculty members Ingrid Koenig and Dr. Randy Lee Cutler.