Tuesday, 4 August 2015

“Reflections on Light” A group exhibition of artists and scientists Opening on 10 August at 6/6:30p.m.

Magic Show by Tanja Reinhardt, Director of the Science Technolgogy Education Centre at UKZN
Brief opening talk by scientist Dr. Hermann Uys from the University of Stellenbosch

Similar to previous events involving scientists and artists, artSPACE durban has organized an exhibition focusing on the fact that 2015 has been declared by the United Nations the International Year of Light.

The exhibition is titled: “Reflections on Light”. We have assembled scientists, mainly physicists and chemists from the University KZN Westville campus, to form partnerships with artists to work towards one artwork per artist that will be exhibited at artSPACE durban from August 10 to August 29, 2015.

Our first meeting with the scientists took place on Wednesday, June 10th at artSPACE durban. This first meeting was designed for the artists to meet the scientists and to choose the particular theme and scientist to work with.

The dialogue between the artist and the scientist over the following weeks will direct the artists to produce a work that is a reflection of that particular conversation. 

“Reflections on Light” Scientists and Artists:

Werner van Zyl (S), Ann-Marie Nason (A), Thomas Konrad (S), Paulo Menezes (A),
Neil Koorbanally (S), Dane Stops (A), Mark Tame (S), Camilla Kinnear (A),
Giuseppe Pellicane (S), Pamela Benporath (A), Tanja Reinhardt (S), Benjamin Perez (S), Gareth Amery (S), Rob Mills (A), Trui Roozeveld van der Ven (A), Karen Bradtke (A)

The public Honours lectures in Physics will take place on Friday, 14th August: 

9:00 to 10:30
Prof Jonathan Blackledge (former Stokes Professor at Dublin Institute of Technology now DVC and Head of the Research Office of UKZN)

Theme: Encryption and Information Hiding

10:40 - 12:10
Prof Francesco Petruccione (SARCHI Chair for Quantum Information Processing and Computation) 

Theme: Quantum Optics & Quantum Information

The exhibition ends on Saturday, 29 August at 2p.m.

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