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Museum Rendezvous: Borders of Perception

Marina Bay Sands Art Science Museum 8 October 2011, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Timensions by Linda Sim and Dario Lombardi

Museum Rendezvous is a public forum, co-organised by Belarmino&Partners for the Marina Bay Sands ArtScience Museum. It aims to engage the audiences of the ArtScience Museum in a dialogue reflecting the crossings between art and science. Panelists comprise of professional curators and artists operating within the realm of the two disciplines. The second series will focus on the theme “Borders of Perception”.

Panelist: Lise Macdonald is the Project Manager of the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands. She serves as curator as well as the main coordinator in conceiving and mounting the exhibitions for the museum. She is currently working on a number of major exhibitions including Dali: Mind of a Genius – The Exhibition. Lise brings to Singapore, 13 years of museum industry experience from Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Prior to joining the ArtScience Museum, she worked for the National Art Gallery of Singapore for over two years. Lise worked at UNESCO in Paris for one of the organisation’s flagship projects – the creation of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization where she developed cultural and museum projects in the Arab Countries, covering countries like Egypt and Sudan. In addition to all these, Lise has produced and managed several publications. She has worked at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice and French Academy in Rome, Villa Medici. Lise read Art History and Museum Studies at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris, and holds an M.A in Philosophy of Arts from the Sorbonne University in Paris.

Lonce Wyse has a background in music and received his Ph.D. in Cognitive and Neural Systems from Boston University in 1994 with a dissertation on neural computation of hearing and pitch. He is currently an Associate Professor in Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore teaching in the areas of sound, interactive media, and the arts and is the Director of the Arts and Creativity Lab at the Interactive and Digital Media Institute. He coordinated the Artist-In-Residence program at NUS for the International Symposium on Electronic Arts in 2008, and has recently initiated a new Art/Science residency at the university. He serves on the editorial boards of the Computer Music Journal and Organized Sound. His is currently conducting research in communication, visualization, listening, and performance practices in sound and media.

Linda Sim is a Swedish-Austrian artist whose practice in fine art photography and installation focuses on psychological evolutionary thematics and contemporary physics. Her work is orientated around shaping audience-internal atmosphere and potential for perceptive immersion. She has exhibited internationally in numerous solo, collaborative and group exhibitions; framed by extensive travels and artist residencies. Concluded at her most recent residency at the NUS Centre for Quantum Technologies, the current video installation TIMENSIONS is an investigation the possibility of multiple parallel existences, giving interpretative analogies for quantum physics theories and string theory. Linda earned her BA in Media Arts from RMIT in Melbourne and is currently studying for her MA researching Scent Art at Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore.

Alice Miceli creates conceptual visualizations for extreme, often socio-political, issues, dealing with subjects such as time, memory and death. With an interest in the meanings inherent to media and the production of documentation, she seeks to re-signify facts and stories, creating a poetics that lies in the realm of the “unportrayable”, rethinking strategies of perception. Alice was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She graduated in 2001 from the Ecole Supérieure d´Etudes Cinématographiques, in Paris, and has since then created and exhibited projects widely, in venues such as TRANSITIO_MX festival, Mexico City, 2009; transmediale.09 festival, Berlin; Museum of Modern Art-Bahia, 2008; Sydney Film Festival, 2008; Place@Space exhibition, Hasselt, 2008; 2008 Images Festival, Toronto, among others. Alice developed the Chernobyl Project for a period of three years between Germany and Belarus, whereby she created a radiographic series of images of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, depicting the invisible radiation that contaminated the area since the Chernobyl disaster, 25 years ago, on April 26th, 1986.

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