“Leaning Out of Windows, a research-creation project organized by faculty from Emily Carr University of Art + Design 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. This exhibition and research project is organized by Randy Lee Cutler and Ingrid Koenig.
Working with the metaphor “leaning out of windows” the project investigates how a participant resides within their field of expertise while simultaneously inhabiting an expanded space of experimentation, risk and not knowing. Through interdisciplinary collaboration and understanding, scientists and artists were asked to engage in a collective process by responding to the topic of Emergence through associative thinking. Rather than getting the science topic right, the project focuses on an exchange of ideas from various perspectives and knowledge practices.
Leaning Out of Windows: Emergence is the second of two exhibitions. A Translation Hub will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 12:30-5 pm, in Rennie Hall at Emily Carr University. The panel will bring together artists, physicists, scholars and special guest panelists to discuss the project design, the exhibition and the exchange between artists and scientists. Panelists: Djuna Croon (theoretical physicist), Mimi Gellman (artist), Sanem Güvenç-Salgırlı (sociologist), David Morrissey (theoretical physicist), Ernesto Peña (designer/educator), Kimberly Phillips (art historian).”