The goal of The Cabinet Project is to make the intense creativity existing inside science laboratories visible, and to suggest potential interactions between the sciences and the arts. to achieve this goal, 12 artists have turned 10 cabinets across the University of Toronto into art installations.
With this project, we wish to emphasize the rich ecologies formed by science, its scientific spaces, its labs, and its instruments. Through processes of collaborations with the sciences and their protagonists, we believe that the arts have a crucial role in revealing, communicating, and even realizing these ecologies. As well, we wish to show the connection of scientific objects and institutional spaces with the social and urban fabric of the city.
During the past months, artists have engaged intensively with a variety of science collections and scientific practices at the University of Toronto. On April 7, 10, 11 and 12 they will conduct Artist Talks and will discuss their experience and approaches with scientists and science practitioners, who will act as their respondents.
Fri. Apr. 7 – 5:30-7:30 pm The Fields Institute
Nature: patterns, models, imitation
Dave Kemp and Jonathon Anderson
Monday Apr 10 – 5:30-7:30 pm The Gerstein Library
Sensing the Microbial
Mick Lorusso and Joel Ong
Tuesday Apr 11 – 11:30 am -1:00 pm JHI Medical Building Rm 100
Lunch brief talks in collaboration with the Digital Humanities Network (DHN): Tools and Instruments
Wednesday Apr. 12 5:30-7:30 pm The Fields Institute
Physics Legacies: departures and returns at the department of physics