Of Maps, Territories, and Emerging Patterns
With Kari Dalnoki-Veress and the ArtSci-ers
The association between these works and the terms named in the title of the exhibition, “map” and “territory” seems obvious. Wild’s regular lines and shapes make one think of maps and Morris’ meandering formations with their seemingly abstract appearance remind us of a pristine territory to be mapped. However, how can you squeeze these interpretations into established categories, especially when we contemplate them in the space of a gallery? What kind of interpretations, symbols and extrapolations do they evoke? In the end, aren’t they all mapping different territories? What happens when scientific subjects are relocated in an artistic context? And how can art generate or reveal scientific content? When is science art?On January 29, we invited physicist Kari Dalnoki-Veress (Soft Condensed Matter Group, McMaster University) to give us his opinion on the subject and to help us respond to these questions. Ron Wild and Stephen Morris will be in attendance
1) Join us at the gallery opening on Jan 22 (6:00-9:00).
2) Check out the artworks
3) Write your reactions on the “Map and the Territory” cards which will be distributed at the opening reception and will be available the gallery during regular hours
4) Come to the January 29 ArtSci Salon event
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 115
Kari Dalnoki-Veress is professor at the Department of Physics & Astronomy, McMaster University, where he leads the Soft Condensed Matter Group, a research unit that studies soft-materials at surfaces and interfaces.