Friday, May 11, 2018 7:30pm – 10:00pm
Simantikos Dance Chicago, 1835 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608
Art and science are both fields of questioning, investigating, and revealing aspects of the world around us and of human nature. What happens when they meet? This exhibition presents a selection of SciArt, or science-based art, from artists across Chicagoland who are engaged in exploring the point at which art and science come together to complement or confront the other. Through a variety of media, these works illustrate the intriguing new realities that result: the objectivity of scientific imagery is distorted and challenged; the natural world is celebrated on canvas and in creative, playful sculpture; and a theater production suddenly becomes more magical. New physical and mental landscapes emerge and combine to provoke and inspire entirely different ways of thinking.
In a Pop-Up trio of events, Project L aims to challenge participants’ perception and initiate an open dialogue about SciArt and the common space between science and art. An exhibition of SciArt; workshops; and an ongoing dialogue about the connections found between the two fields are the three pillars of Project L.
Friday, May 11 7:30 – 10:00 pm Opening celebration (art, science & drinks!), part of the Pilsen Neighborhood “Second Friday” Art Walk; FREE and open to the public; no registration necessary (map).
Saturday, May 12 6:30 – 8:30 pm Exhibition is free and open to the public
Sunday, May 13 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Workshops for kids and adults
10:00am-11:15am: sciart Workshop for kids
Kids will have the opportunity to build their own landscape in between art and science using materials from our daily life. With the guidance of the instructor, they will talk about the SciArt commonplace: what happens when we are just creative without using the science or art boxes in our minds?
Advance reservations are required here. Limited spots. Ages: 4-7
11:30-1:00: sciart workshop for adults
What happens in the common space of science and art? The human experience will determine the form of the new landscape. In this workshop, the participants will approach this landscape as if it was a labyrinth, and they will create their own version of a maze. How easy is to navigate? Art, science, perception, time and methodology are some of the keywords to find your way out.
Leading instructor: Maria Kokkori, Associate Researcher for Scholarly Initiatives at the Art Institute of Chicago and Lecturer in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago.
Instructor: Filippa Christofalou, Curator of Education and Programming at The Drama Science Lab.
Advance reservations here. Limited spots. Tickets: $8
Sunday, May 13 5:30 – 7:00 pm Exhibition is free and open to the public
Sponsored by ISC partner, The Drama Science Lab
You would also likely be interested Chicago Science Fest’s ScienceExpo featuring a full day of incredible talks, demos and activities (including free test-drives of electric & hybrid cars!) at The Merchandise Mart on Saturday, May 12 from 10am-5pm. Details at ChicagoScienceFest.org.