Statut : Projet iCAVS 2014-2015
Charlotte Bigg, CR CNRS, Centre Alexandre Koyré/EHESS
Kurt Vanhoutte, PR Perfomance studies & Visual criticism, Univ. Anvers (B)
Reconstruction numérique expérimentale des planétariums, afin d’explorer l’expérience visuelle et spatiale, les cultures visuelles dans lesquelles ils s’insèrent et la manière dont ils rendent compte des évolutions scientifiques, techniques et culturelles.
We look into the material and technological characteristics of these devices, their social and cultural context but also their perception and experience by different audiences. Thereby we also seek to develop new approaches and methodologies for studying visual cultures : science performances are a perfect object to initiate a conversation between history of science and performance studies. Integrating perspectives from art history, cultural studies and theory, communication and museum studies, this conversation will sharpen thinking about the performativity of images, how to analyse their experience and if and how they stimulate belief. The experimental component, realised by artist Eric Joris and CREW, explores the value of digital reconstructions of historical devices for academic investigation in fields related to visual studies and provides an opening to public thinking about these issues, including about their practical implementation for science communication in or as future planetariums.
Kurt Vanhoutte et Charlotte Bigg, “On the border between performance, science and the digital: The embodied orrery”, International Journal of Performance Art and Digital Media, Vol. 10, n° 2, septembre 2014.