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Symposium: The Space of the Biomedical Body

August 23, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC+10

The Space of the Biomedical Body Symposium will investigate the intersections of contemporary art and medical science practice within and around the biomedical body. Bringing together artists, curators, researchers and scientists, this cross-disciplinary symposium will focus on the dynamic research, creative potentials, emotions and challenges inherent in working with live human materialities. Presented by Sydney College of the Arts’ New Materialism in Contemporary Art research cluster and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in conjunction with Fiona Davies’ installation, ‘Blood on Silk: Last Seen’, the inaugural Turbine Hall Commission at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, curated by Lizzy Marshall. http://www.casulapowerhouse.com/whats-on/exhibitions2/2017-exhibitions/blood-on-silk-last-seen

Symposium guest speakers include:
Fiona Davies – Artist and PhD candidate at Sydney College of the Arts
Ryan Jefferies – Creative Director Science Gallery
John A Douglas – Artist
Lizzy Marshall – Public Arts Officer Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
Helen Pynor – Artist and Research Affiliate at Sydney College of the Arts
Danica Knezevic – Artist and PhD candidate at Sydney College of the Arts

Symposium: The Space of the Biomedical Body
When: 11am-1pm, Wednesday 23 August 2017
Where: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 1 Powerhouse Rd, Casula NSW
Light lunch provided. This is a free public event – please register by emailing reception@casulapowerhouse.com

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is a short walk from Casula Train Station, and there is also substantial parking available, but if you are driving you will need to access the Powerhouse via the Shepherd Street Entrance (it is a 2km driveway – don’t give up!) and if using a GPS please put in 20 Shepherd St and drive to the very end. http://www.casulapowerhouse.com/visit

Symposium event image: Fiona Davies, ‘Blood on Silk: Last Seen’, 2017, (detail view), site specific installation with silk and video projections, Casula Powerhouse Turbine Hall. Photo credit Alex Gooding.


August 23, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
31 Shepherd Street
Casula, NSW 2170 Australia
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