The Colour Shifts

What is colour? Where does it come from, is it a quality of the matter, a property of light, or a reinterpretation of reality by our senses and brains? How is it related to our moods, emotions and wellbeing? Do we all see it the same way?

Colour is an elusive thing.
We can describe it in terms of hue, lightness, and saturation. We can talk about its physical origins, or about its intrinsic role in artistic practices. We can explore its implications in psychology and neuroscience, and delve into considerations about its subjective perception.

These questions have fascinated artists and scientists alike for centuries, and still today never cease to be explored and reinvented.

In The Colour Shifts, some of the artists supported by Ohme over the last two years explore the intricate and delicate interplay between shifting colours and our senses. Their works are presented alongside ongoing technical research conducted by Ohme itself.

Presenting an overview of the creative process and the artistic, scientific and technical explorations underway, The Colour Shifts is built around the concept of ‘Work in Progress’, displaying projects at different stages of development, ranging from initial conception to final realisation.

In this way, a dialogue between the gradual materialisation of ideas and the finished work unfolds from room to room, inviting us to explore, slow down, contemplate, and play.

With Karl Cazavet | Clara Duflos | Yannick Jacquet | Otto Lindholm | Adrien Lucca | Ohme | Thomas Raa

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Colorillon | Adrien Lucca

Monochromes
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Monochromes | Yannick Jacquet & Otto Lindholm

Ιρις/Iris
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Ιρις/Iris

Tales of Entropy
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Tales of Entropy

Friday 09.02

19:00 – 20:00 Exhibition guided visit
20:30 – 21:00 Monochromes double bass live – Otto Lindholm & Yannick Jacquet
21:00 – 24:00 DJ sets 

Froday 16.02

19:00 – 20:00 Exhibition guided visit
20:00 – 20:30 Monochromes Harp Activation of the installation by Margareth Hermant (Echo Collective),
21:00 – 22:00 Gnawa live – Maâlem Dris Filali & Koyo de Bxl
22:00 – 03:30 Party night à LaVallée ! with Giraffes & Penguins – Line up: Rafael Aragon, DiDi tropical djipsies, Rebelup Sebcat, Le grand Méchant Loop

Friday 23.02 

19:00 – 19:30 Visite guidée de l’exposition
19:30 – 20:30 Otto Lindholm Live Concert
20:30 – 22:30 Roméo Poirier DJ set + Tales of Entropy – microscopie live et talk by Ohme Lab

Friday  01.03 – finissage

19:00 – 20:00 Exhibition guided visit
21:00 – 24:00 DJ sets 

Practical information

The colour shifts

from 3 February to 2 March 2024
Vernissage : 02 february from 18:00 to 22:00

Opening hours

Wednesday to Friday, from 14:00 to 19:00
Saturday & Sunday, from 11.00 to 19:00
Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays

LaVallée, rue Adolphe Lavallée 39, 1080 Brussels

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The Colour Shifts is an exhibition conceived and produced by Ohme

with the support of :
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale – Innoviris | Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles  | Loterie Nationale – National Lottery | COCOF

Perspectives : Science – Graphic Art Collaborations

Perspectives : Science – Graphic Art Collaborations

The exhibition Perspectives retraces the editions of the academic project “Recherche en Perspective” for which students of the Master in Visual and Graphic Communication (ENSAV La Cambre) and ULB researchers from various disciplines have collaborated. Together, they co-created and produced communication materials that illustrate in an attractive and visual way scientific content that is sometimes difficult to grasp and communicate.

For although commitment to academic and scientific research aims to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in a specific field, this contribution is only meaningful if it is understood and shared.

Perspectives second edition | 2023/2024, ULB Campus Solbosch

The second edition of Perspectives retraces five editions of the academic project Recherche en Perspective, coordinated by Ohme and ENSAV La Cambre. The project involves Masters students in visual and graphic communication and researchers from a variety of specialisms in a collaborative process that emphasises interdisciplinarity, creativity, dialogue and mutual learning.

The fruit of these synergies is a set of 36 productions which are presented to you in a route through the public space on the Solbosch campus. These productions take a critical and creative look at the subjects, methods, objectives and issues at stake in the work of 23 researchers from a wide range of scientific disciplines: biomedical, electronics, sociology, chemistry, etc.

Discover the works on the campus until 15 February 2024!

Perspectives first edition | 2021, Halles Saint-Géry

Credits

Artists, graphic designers, illustrators:
Clémentine Bost | Mathilde Boussange | Louis-pierre Caussanel | Cécile Cuny | Manon Copper | Lucie David | William Denis | Anne-lise Depierre | Arthur Dubois | Lucie Faurès | Maria Fraga | Chloé Gaertner | Anaëlle Golfier | Zoé Kamalic | Jana Katanic | Raphaëlle Kern | Amandine Kervyn | Margot Lassoie | Léonie Lefere | Hippolyte Lesseliers | Ewan A. Lopes | Sébastien Rabaste | Mélissa Rea | Caroline Rohn | Flore Sanchez | Louise Servan | Laura Simonati | Mariia Timofeeva | Axel Villarreal

Scientists, researchers, doctoral students, professors:
Fariha Ali | Orianne Bastin | Gilles Bruylants | Jean Cardinal | Marie Cavitte | Louise Charlier | Quentin Delhaye | Félix Devaux | Gwenaël Diélie | Hugues Goosse | Glenn Grauwels | Amin Hossein | Céline Kermisch | Adrien Lucca | Jean- louis Migeot | Jean Rosenberg | Jean-Louis Migeot | Jean-Louis Migeot louis Migeot | Jean Rosenfeld | Joske Ruytinx | Guillaume Schweicher | Lucas Secades | Raoul Sommeillier | Laurent Storrer | Julia Thieffry | Wassilis Tzevelecos | Julia Van Dessel

Scenography 2023/24: Aiko Design

Scenography 2021: Studio Marie Douel

Graphic design: TAVU

Pedagogical coordination of Recherche en Perspective:
Marco Calant | Mathilde Collobert | Jean-manuel Duvivier | Chiquinquira Garcia | Loïc Gaume | Nicolas Rome | Gwen Sauvage | Raoul Sommeillier

Acknowledgements:
Zoé Ceulemans | Marius Gilbert | Valentine Hogge | Léa Mellini | Aurélie Rousseau

Press

In collaboration with ENSAV – La Cambre and Université libre de Bruxelles.

The 2023/24 edition has received the support of ENSAV La Cambre, Université libre de Bruxelles, Innoviris, Région de Bruxelles Capitale, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, FNRS – Fond Wernaers.

The 2021 edition has received the support of Innoviris, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, the Ernest Solvay Fund managed by the Roi Baudouin Foundation, the Brussels-Capital Region and Urban Brussels.

Tell all the truth but tell it slant

Tell all the truth but tell it slant

 

Tell All The Truth But Tell It Slant — is an exhibition exploring the concept of truth and the construction of knowledge, through the relation between art, technology, science and society.

This group exhibition borrows its title from Emily Dickinson’s homonymous poem, in which the poet invites us to be radically honest, but to tell the truth indirectly, at an angle, so as not to shock or overwhelm

Tell all the truth but tell it slant —
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth’s superb surprise
As Lightning to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind —

The exhibition is conceived as a series of figurative circles, each of them touching upon the truth from a different angle, with a different perspective and interpretation. The questions rising are thus varied, open and layered: from the relationship between truth and knowledge, the opposition of certainty and doubt, to the snares of lies; from the writing of history to the complexity of belief systems, passing by the role of consciousness, the mind and the body.

Next to the works of the artists, a number of scientists, philosophers, epistemologists and experts from different fields have been invited to contribute to the exhibition, offering to the public reflections, insights and considerations from the most diverse perspectives of contemporary society and trying to answer a number of questions: what is true, how is it decided, and by whom? What is the scientific method, and should it be questioned? Is science always right? And if so, what are its domains of validity? 

The strategic collaboration with the asbl Face B aims at actively involving transgenerational and often marginalised groups. By developing a programme of participative activities and moment of exchange,  Tell All The Truth But Tell It Slant —  keeps into consideration a diversity of questions, interests and ideas in order include, rather than exclude, refusing a format imposed from above. Can we collectively reflect reflect on how knowledge, and therefore truth, is constructed in our society?

Artists:
Sajjad Abbas (IQ) | Kim Albrecht (DE) | Mathilde Boussange (FR) | Philippe Braquenier (BE) | Peter de Cupere (BE) | Forensic Architecture (UK) | fuse* (IT) | Kiral World (Rose Tytgat) (BE) | Yannick Jacquet (FR/CH), Laurent & Manuel Talbot (BE) | David OReilly (IE) | Matthias Pitscher (DE) | Bill Posters (UK) & Daniel Howe (US) | Margerita Pulè (MT) & Elise Billiard-Pisani (FR) | Yoan Robin (FR) | TOAST (AU) | Gillian Wearing (UK)

With the participation of Maison de la Marionnette de Tournai (BE)

Scientists, researchers and experts:
Allon Bar | Brenda Bikoko (VUB) | Maarten Boudry (UGent) | Henri Broch (Université Côte d’Azur) | Axel Cleeremans (ULB) | Emmanuelle Danblon (ULB) | Marius Gilbert (ULB) | Thibaut Giraud | Eric Muraille (ULB, UNmaur) | Olivier Sartenaer (UNnamur) | Athanasia Symeonidou (HOWEST University) | Barbara Truffin (ULB) | Jean-Paul Van Bendegem (VUB) | Bavo Van Kerrebroeck (McGill University) | José Luis Wolfs (ULB) 

Photos: Silvia Cappellari

Tell all the truth but tell it slant –

26.05.23 – 09.07.23
FACE B – Rue Lebeau 18, 1000 Bruxelles
Press preview : 25.05 11am-3pm
Vernissage : 25.05 from 6pm   

CREDITS

Curation: Camilla Colombo
Scientific Direction: Raoul Sommeillier
Production: Camilla Colombo, Chloé Gautier
Communication: Camilla Colombo, Chrissi Pallas
Development: Nicolas Klimis, Gwen Sauvage
Construction and Technical support: Aiko Design
Cultural Mediation: FACE B
Press: Be Culture
Light Design: Colin Fincoeur
Graphic Design and printing: TAVU

Tell all the truth but tell it slant – is an exhibition by Ohme

Partners :
FACE B, Inforsciences, VUB Vice-rectorate Research – Outreach & Communication

With the support of :
Brussels Capital Region – Innoviris | Wallonia-Brussels Federation | Commission communautaire française | National Lottery | City of Bruxelles | ISDT Wernaers Fund (F.R.S.-FNRS)

F.A.S.T.

F.A.S.T. | Femmes · Arts · Sciences · Technologies

F.A.S.T. Femmes Arts Sciences Technologies is a multidisciplinary cultural project conceived by students of the Master 1 in Cultural Management of the Université libre de Bruxelles, in the framework of a micro-project of their university course. This project resulted in an exhibition for the general public, organised in the exceptional setting of the High Voltage Laboratory of the Brussels School of Engineering.

Produced by Ohme and ULB Culture, F.A.S.T. aims to highlight the hidden intellectual production of women in the arts, sciences and technologies. 

The exhibition consists of two main sections, historical and artistic, and addresses the issue of the invisibilisation of women in the history of these disciplines.

The entire F.A.S.T. project aims to create meeting points between the artistic and scientific disciplines, to highlight the academic community, to raise public awareness of gender equality and to value female intellectual production.

A Historical Perspective

The historical section includes a chronology of remarkable women in the history of the arts and sciences, as well as portraits of women who have distinguished themselves in fields such as medicine, painting, literature or physics.

These portraits are accompanied by historical commentaries that address the question of the place of women in the evolution of Western society. The exhibition also looks at the mechanisms of invisibilisation of women in the history of visual arts and scientific research, as well as at Artscience, an emerging creative field.

Contemporary works

In parallel, works and installations by emerging female contemporary artists based in the Brussels-Capital Region who integrate science and technology into their creative processes are presented. The artistic programme consists of Laura Colmenares Guerra, Nazanin Fakoor, Federica Fantini, Ophélie Lhuire and Claire Williams.

Each of them explores different scientific topics or uses technology in their practice to create unique visual and interactive art experiences.

OPENING DAY PROGRAMME

The exhibition, inaugurated on Friday 11 February, has been accompanied by an afternoon and evening of activities on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a joint UNESCO-UN initiative

The programme included two talks: The invisibilisation/invisibility of women in Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering. A dialogue with the humanities and social sciences – with  Mériam Hammou, Nathalie Stéphenne, Karine Van Doninck, Caroline Closon, Olivier Debeir, Sara Aguirre – in collaboration with CALIPER and STRIGES; and Femmes artistes: (in)visibles dans l’histoire, et aujourd’hui? with Claire Williams, Lyse Vancampenhoudt, Juliette Bibasse, Camilla Colombo.
The evening was closed with two live performances by Pauline Miko and Fleur.

11 February – 6 March 2022
High Voltage Laboratory
Ecole polytechnique de Bruxelles
ULB

CREDITS:
Curation: Students of Master 1 in Cultural Management of ULB: Kelina Cierro, Annick Duez, Coralie Hazan, Matthias Hercot,Tong Hu, Alexandra Lahaut, Lucile Lambert, Néphélie Muletier, Thiernaud Panier, Nicolas Taboulot, Camille Toulmond,Tiffany Van Delsen, Elise Vander Goten, Hortense Van Loock, Estelle Vecray // Ohme

Scenography: Marie Douel

Light Design: Chris Pype

F.A.S.T. is an exhibition by Ohme, in co-production with ULB Culture.

Partners : ULB Culture, Ecole polytechnique de Bruxelles (ULB), Faculté des Sciences (ULB), BEAMS (Bio- Electro- And Mechanical Systems), CALIPER (Gender Equality in STEM Research – ULB), Inforsciences (ULB), ULB – Année Thématique, Saloon Brussels

Supported by : Innoviris, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Ville de Bruxelles, Commune d’Ixelles, Commune d’Etterbeek, Loterie Nationale, Université libre de Bruxelles, Union des Anciens Etudiants de l’ULB

Order of Operations

Order of Operations

Why is mathematics so often perceived as an abstract subject, disconnected from reality, when actually it is the basic formalism humans created to understand everything in the universe, if not the very nature of the universe itself?
Is it possible to experience mathematics, moving beyond the printed pages of school textbooks and classroom blackboards?

Starting from these premises, Order of Operations unfolds in the vast space at the crossroads between artistic representations and mathematical objects, presenting the works of Belgian and international artists who – more or less consciously, more or less deliberately – have created pieces that make us experience maths in different ways.

The relationship between art and mathematics goes way back, to the very beginning of civilization, and it developed across continents and cultures for millennia.

In early Islamic culture, art and science joined in intricate star-shaped architectural geometries. The most famous figure of the Renaissance, the Italian polymath Leonardo Da Vinci, was simultaneously a painter, sculptor, engineer, botanist, and scientist.

In the West, the separation of disciplines – the so-called two cultures, scientific and humanistic – took place during the 19th century. It is at that time that mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss is said to have claimed that “Mathematics is the queen of the sciences”.

While both disciplines share their origins in the representation and interpretation of the physical world, over time their methodologies diverged.
The scientific school of thought became largely driven by specialization and hypothesis-based enquiries.
Art, in turn, developed its own schools and methods. Far from the vocation for a universal truth, it turned towards offering interpretations of ourselves, our experiences, our world.
Nonetheless, there are many points of convergence between art and mathematics we can see today.

Articulated in two main chapters, about representation and application, the works of the 17 artists presented visualise, interpret, apply, or unveil these convergences.
Through their creations, Order of Operations aims to start conversations about a more integrative approach to mathematics and the arts.

With

Amandine David (FR/BE) | Sabina Hyoju Ahn (KR/AT) | Anne Teresa de Keesmaeker/Rosas (BE) | LAb[au] (BE) | Robert J. Lang (USA) | Philippe Leblanc (BE) | Joanie Lemercier (FR/BE) | Momoko Noguchi (JP) | Ohme (BE) | Rybn (FR) | Guillaume Schweicher (BE) | Michel Tombroff (BE) | Frederik Vanhoutte (BE) | Valery Vermeulen (BE) | Roger Vilder (FR) | Zaha Hadid Architects (UK) | Boris Wilmot & François Gaspard (BE) 

all photos © Silvia Cappellari

Order of Operations

4 June – 11 July 2021
BOZAR Lab 
Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels

CREDITS:
Curation: Camilla Colombo
Scientific Direction: Raoul Sommeillier
Scenography: Marie Douel

PRESS

‘Wiskunst’ met een kwinkslag // De Standaard – Senne Starckx // 22.06.2021

Les mathématiques appliquées… par 17 artistes // Dailyscience – Christian Dubrulle // 18.06.2021

Order of operations art + mathematics | La matematica attraverso l’arte // Segnonline – Francesco Pozzi // 18.06.2021

Ohme toont raakvlak tussen wiskunde en kunst // BRUZZ // 18.02021

Les mathématiques sont partout, y compris à Bozar // L’Echo – Christian Du Brulle // 06.06.2021

Order of Operations : les mathématiques à travers les arts // Le Suricate – Elodie Kempenaer // 04.06.2021

Bruxelles vit! Exposition Bozar Lab : Order of Operations // BX1 – Charlotte Maréchal // 04.06.2021

L’invitée culture Camilla Colombo – Ohme // BX1 – Gilles Grosfilley // 03.06.2021

Expo : De kunstenaar als wiskundige // De Tijd

Order of Operations is an exhibition by Ohme, in coproduction with BOZAR. 

Partners : Ecole polytechnique de Bruxelles (ULB), Faculté des Sciences (ULB), Inforsciences (ULB), Science Outreach Office (VUB), Pilar – Huis voor Kunst en Wetenschap, FabLab ULB

Supported by : Innoviris, Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles, Commission communautaire française, Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Loterie Nationale, Université Libre de Bruxelles

With the collaboration of: Département de Mathématique – ULB Control Engineering and System Analysis (Saas) – ULB Computer and Decision Engineering (CoDe) – IRIDIA – ULB Bio- Electro- And Mechanical Systems (BEAMS) – ULB Mobidalab

THINK EAT : urban alternatives

THINK EAT : urban alternatives

THINK EAT: Urban Alternatives is an artistic-scientific exhibition on the future of food in the city, presented at the BIGH, Europe’s largest suspended farm.

Through this exhibition, artists, researchers, entrepreneurs and citizens are invited to reflect on sustainable ways of urban production and consumption. Today, almost half of humanity, or 3.5 billion people, live in cities, putting food systems under pressure.

However, scenarios to compensate for urban demographic pressure do exist and cities therefore appear to be a space of transition. Faced with the climate emergency and the impact generated by the agri-food system, many sustainable models are possible.

But how does the urban transition take place? Can we get out of our food conditioning, reshape the way we produce and consume? In other words, how will we eat in the city tomorrow?

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With:

Karolina Sulich | Saša Spačal | Stanisław Łoboziak | Bigh Anderlecht | Copernicus Science Center | ECLO | le Champignon de Bruxelles | CidéSol | ValueBugs | Kriket | Smart Gastronomy Lab | ULiège Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech |  Glimps.bio

CREDITS:

Concept: Ohme 
Production & Curation: Sarah Aucagos
Production & Development: Nicolas Klimis
Scenography: Studio Marie Douel
Design & Production Assistant: Flore Fockedey
Structure realisation: GSF Events
Translations: Iso Translation & Publishing
Graphic design: Éma September
Printing: TAVU
Voices Audioguide FR: David Scarpuzza et Alice d’Hauwe
Sound Audioguide FR: Thomas Raa
Voices + Sound Audioguide NL: Jan Ducheyne et Emma Ducheyne

THINK EAT: Urban Alternatives is an exhibition conceived and produced by Ohme, in collaboration with BIGH and Inforsciences.

.IMG

.IMG

des images qui se regardent

“L’œil ne voit pas les choses mais des figures de choses qui signifient d’autres choses.”
Italo Calvino, Les Villes invisibles

When we look at something, do we really see it? Do our eyes really see things, or only images of them? 

By asking these questions, IMG brings together images that belong to two distant universes, art and science, which seem to share nothing but their nature as images. Yet a surprising dynamic of parallels and analogies emerges, becoming evident as soon as they are presented together.

Based on art critic John Berger’s reflections presented in “Ways of Seeing” (1972), IMG explores the concept of the image as an abstraction of the physical object to which it is normally linked. By removing the materiality of the artworks and laboratory samples, and simply presenting the images printed on a semi-transparent floating immersive structure, the exhibition invites the public into a game of transparencies, overlaps and similarities, where the boundaries between art and science are blurred to make way for images alone, challenging the viewer’s perception and preconceptions.

Through a selection of microscopic images from the laboratories of the Université libre de Bruxelles, as well as images of works of art from the collections of the Musée d’Ixelles, .IMG invites us to enter into a game of transparencies, overlaps and similarities where the boundaries between art and science are blurred to make way only for images. Images in which we can then, perhaps, see something else. 

With

Artists
Anna Boch | Jules Chéret | Gisbert Combaz | Gustave De Smet | Jean Delville | Maurice Dupuis | James Ensor | Alfred Hazledine | Pal Horvarth | Eugène Laermans | Godfried Schalcken | Léon Spilliaert | Théo Van Rysselberghe | Fernand Verhaegen 
Scientists
Fabien Baldacci – Cresp | Marie Baucher | Fatima El Atrassi | Florence Haudin | Daniel Martinez Tong | Daniel Monteyne | Jihad Moussawi | David Perez-Morga| | Guillaume Schweicher | Priscillia Simmonis | Laure Twyffels | Quentin Willot

CREDITS:
Original Concept: Camilla Colombo
Curation: Camilla Colombo, Ohme and Claire Leblanc, Musée d’Ixelles
Scenography: Marie Douel
Photographic consultant: Laetitia Bica
Structure realisation: Maude Matot
Translations: Frans Robert 
Graphic design: TAVU
Printing: Eco Print, TAVU
Technical team : Marie Douel, Remi Genon, Florian Jehin, Nicolas Klimis, Gwen Sauvage, Teo Serra, Paul Servais, Raoul Sommeillier

.IMG is an exhibition conceived and produced by Ohme, in collaboration with the Musée d’Ixelles, the Faculty of Sciences and the Inforsciences Department of the ULB – Université libre de Bruxelles.

Presented at See U in Brussels, from 12 August to 5 September 2020

PRESS:

Histoire de Savoir – 14/09/2020 – 18h15 – Ohme // Radio Campus – Thomas Linckx // 14.09.2020

Exposition : IMG | des images qui se regardent – Quand l’art fait un clin d’oeil à la science // RTBF – Xavier Ess // 15.08.2020

IMG invite le public à découvrir l’art moderne de manière ludique // Het Nieuwsblad – Amaury Michaux // 12.08.2020

.IMG – Des images qui se regardent // Focus Le Vif // 06.08.2020

]unframed[

]unframed[

Unframed is a multiformat concept unfolding over a series of panel talks, informal conversations and performances around ArtScience. Originally commissioned by Les Garages Numériques Festival in Brussels, Unframed is modular and adaptable to different contexts.

2020 - unframed x pilar - the fluidity edition

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, Research Centre on gender, diversity and intersectionality (VUB);

Prof. Dr. Karine Van Doninck, Full Professor at the Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences at ULB and UNamur. Principal Investigator of the ERC Consolidator Grant RHEA.

Moderated by Camilla Colombo, curator (Ohme)

2019 - unframed x les garages numerique

Unframed Panel Talk on ArtScience

The panel brought in different points of view on the topic of art and science collaborations, to tackle questions such as what does it mean to build bridges between artistic and scientific disciplines, especially in this society of hyper-specialization and fragmentation? How to present the outcomes of these collaborations to our audiences, playing the key role of mediators in sensible and meaningful ways? The panel aimed at offering a moment of reflection about a topic that is living a particularly “hype” moment, but it is often misinterpreted and misunderstood, and to shed a light on the how and why these collaborations, partnership and encounters are beneficial for all parties involved as well as for society at large.

With: AnneMarie Maes, artist | Eric Kluitenberg, theorist, writer, curator, and educator | Lorenzo Gerbi, designer, studio & education manager, Baltan Laboratories | Jennifer Wong, head of programming, London Science Gallery
Moderated by Camilla Colombo, artistic director, Ohme

Unframed Conversations

A selection of artists and scientists presented their work as artists and their scientific research, discussed artistic interpretation and applications, and scientific practice around common topics, giving a glimpse on the nature of the world we live in, as it is perceived and analysed through their different approaches.

With: Mathieu Zurstrassen, artist & Romain Maggiolo, researcher at BIRA – Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy | Felix Luque, artist | Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand, artists

Unframed Close Up

A group of scientists unveiled the sciences behind a selection of artworks selected from Les Garages Numériques Festival exhibition.
Starting from the artists’ works, scientists talked about neurosciences, quantum physics, holograms, generative coding and northern lights in an informal setting, for small groups of people, in the exhibition space, using artworks as starting points for accessible 15 minutes science talks.

With: Jean-Marc Sparenberg, Nuclear Physics and Quantum Physics Research Unit, ULB – talking about light waves, photons and atoms on frequencies (light quanta) by Nicolas Bernier | Athanasia Symeonidou, Electronics and Informatics Department (ETRO), VUB – talking about holography on Holograms by Louise Bourgeois |Anna Peiffer, Center for Research in Cognition & Neurosciences, ULB – talking about brainwaves on abscisse by Bots Conspiracy | Frederik Vanhoutte, Creative Coder, Physics PhD – talking about creative and generative coding on Bosphorus by Refik Anadol | Romain Maggiolo, researcher at BIRA – Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy talking about northern lights on EOEEIT by Mathieu Zurstrassen.

Unframed Live

Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand – FORCE FIELD 
Charles de Ville & Francois Gaspard – QUADRAPHONIC ABSTRACT