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In March 2024, Galina Bleikh becomes a host of the international platform ISAST LEONARDO / LASER TALKS JERUSALEM – a meeting place and dialogue between artists and scientists.


The first Laser Talks Jerusalem took place on 14, April 2024.

Theme of the talk:
International art and science lab exchange, sharing experiences
in collaboration with Cyland

The "International Art and Science Lab Exchange: Sharing Experiences" Laser Talks event in Jerusalem is being organized by the Jerusalem INEMEA Art & Science Lab (curator: Galina Bleikh) in collaboration with CYLAND Media Art Lab, founded in 2007 by independent artists and curators.
The INEMEA Art & Science Lab is a newly established institution dedicated to fostering collaboration among artists, scientists, and technologists. The lab invites international communities to share experiences and ideas, promoting interdisciplinary collaboration to address contemporary challenges and drive societal progress.
The INEMEA Lab focuses on bioart, Art&AI, and humanitarian sciences, such as gender issues and border sciences, utilizing the expertise of our creative teams to develop and execute projects in these areas.

INEMEA has extended invitations to participate in the Laser Talks discussion to Professor Nina Czegledy from Toronto, who is an artist, independent curator, researcher, and educator; Jaime Alonso Lobato from Mexico City, who is a transmedial artist, composer, curator, and researcher; as well as Bella Harutyunyan from Yerevan, who is GTC manager, Enterprise Incubator Foundation.

The Laser Talks event in Jerusalem is an international conversation affiliated with the 6th Jerusalem Spring Biennale. Jerusalem venues will host 30 exhibitions featuring the participation of over 200 renowned artists and curators worldwide. The Biennale is organizing a diverse events program to be held in all gallery spaces throughout the seven weeks of the event.

Chaired/Moderated by:
LASER JERUSALEM / Galina Bleikh and Daria Kesler

LASER Talks CYLAND / Anna Frants and Natalia Kolodzei

 

EVENT INFO

When: 14.4.2024/5:00 pm/ (UTC +3) Time zone,

Where: Location: hybrid event: Jerusalem “The President Hotel” Exhibition hall in the frame of the 6th Jerusalem Biennale and the Zoom meeting with speakers from Canada, Mexico, and Armenia.

EVENT CONTEXT

 

The "International Art and Science Lab Exchange: Sharing Experiences" Laser Talks event in Jerusalem is being organized by the Jerusalem INEMEA Art & Science Lab in collaboration with CYLAND Media Art Lab, founded in 2007 by independent artists and curators.
The INEMEA Art & Science Lab is a newly established institution dedicated to fostering collaboration among artists, scientists, and technologists. The lab invites international communities to share experiences and ideas, promoting interdisciplinary collaboration to address contemporary challenges and drive societal progress.
The INEMEA Lab focuses on bioart, Art&Ai, and humanitarian sciences, such as gender issues and border sciences, utilizing the expertise of our creative teams to develop and execute projects in these areas.

INEMEA has extended invitations to participate in the Laser Talks discussion to Professor Nina Czegledy from Toronto, who is an artist, independent curator, researcher, and educator; Jaime Alonso Lobato from Mexico City, who is a transmedial artist, composer, curator, and researcher; as well as Bella Harutyunyan from Yerevan, who is GTC manager, Enterprise Incubator Foundation.

The Laser Talks event in Jerusalem is an international conversation affiliated with the 6th Jerusalem Spring Biennale. Jerusalem venues will host 30 exhibitions featuring the participation of over 200 renowned artists and curators worldwide. The Biennale is organizing a diverse events program to be held in all gallery spaces throughout the seven weeks of the event.

INEMEA ART & SCIENCE LAB PRESENTED THE NEXT PROJECTS:

GALINA BLEIKH

The Bible Bot-AI-ny

My Friend Olive Tree App


DARIA KESLER

Reddish Soil

LILIA CHAK, Ph. D.

Lullaby for Corals

NATALIYA KAMENETSKAYA

MAZE

The CIRCUITS series: דֶרֶך Intersections. 2023
Sages on the Way series: Gematria

Evidence

December 21, 2023
LASER TALKS CYLAND IN JERUSALEM: TOPOLOGY BEYOND REPRESENTATION
(Full Video of the Conference)

LASER Talks in Jerusalem presented by Laser Talks Cyland

Topology beyond Representation: Using Generative 3D Modeling Algorithms as a Co-author of Artistic Expression

 

Moderated by: Alexandra Dementieva (ADEM Lab) and Daria Kesler

 

Humans and computers team up to create a "hybrid" art form in today's computer-driven world. The artist collaborates with the computer as a partner and a co-creator, exploring many visual ideas and unexpected results. By using computer modeling, artists can go beyond traditional artistic mediums and make invisible things visible. This provides us with an entry point to understand complex or intangible abstract ideas, bridging the gap between the conceptual and the perceptible.

 

For a new media artist, using computer 3D modeling tools, especially generative ones, is a complex process that involves both creative and technical aspects. Mathematical algorithms embedded in 3D modeling software allow us to manipulate shapes, textures, lighting, and more, turning abstract scientific or philosophical concepts into tangible representations. Through 3D modeling, an artist can go beyond traditional artistic mediums and translate the invisible into a visual form. This provides viewers with an entry point to understand complex or intangible abstract ideas, bridging the gap between the conceptual and the perceptible. By creating a metaphorical representation of the unseen and unimaginable, an artist can also evoke an emotional response to abstract scientific ideas.

Galina Bleikh has created the images of “Perelmania. Topology of Bagel” series on the basis of the single public domain photograph of Perelman that is freely available on the Internet (link is external). If we create a composition out of several 3D models of "bagels" (tori) and "wrap" them with a map consisting of tiled photographs of Grigori Perelman, we will then create a "Perelman topology" of sorts, where the photographs themselves may be altered beyond recognition by the mapping algorithm.

In this project, the mathematician and his discoveries are merged into one, turning into a symbol of the infinite multidimensionality of the world. The scientist turns into an observer, present at every point of the space he cognizes. On the road to coming to grips with this multidimensionality, some outstanding individuals – geniuses – become guides for the rest of humanity.

 

SPEAKERS BIOS

 

Galina Bleikh is a multidisciplinary artist. Her creative expertise spans a rich spectrum of artistic domains, encompassing digital art concepts, 3D modeling, AR and VR, bio-art, video art, generative art, NFT-art and more. At the heart of her artistic pursuit lies a fascination with the profound synergy between the emerging technological reality and its transformative interaction with human experience through the medium of art.

Galina's creative endeavors extend to collaborative projects, notably in partnership with Elena Serebryakova since 2011. Together, these two artists have created the visionary concept of '“The Simulacro-Centric World,” a manifestation of their unique creative approach referred to as “The Hybrid Neural Network Art.” (HNN Art http://hnn-art.com(link is external)).Galina graduated from the Stieglitz St. Petersburg State Academy of Art and Industry (MA). Since 1993, she lives in Jerusalem.

Galina takes part in many exhibitions and art conferences all over the world. Among them: ArtPlatform On, South Korea (2022), The CICA Museum of Modern Art, South Korea (group and solo, 2021), NordArt, Germany (2019), Xposed Gallery, New-York (solo, 2019), Haifa Museum of Art, Israel (2018), Street Art Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia (2018), LA Art Show USA (2013), Artco France Gallery, Paris (solo, 2012), Art Asia Miami (2011), etc. (https://bleikh.art(link is external))

 

Anna Emelin, Ph. D. specializes in researching new media art and hybrid forms of culture that intersect art, science, and technology. She explores virtual reality, interactive art, digital media, and artificial intelligence. In her academic work, she analyzes current artistic practices that use modern media, scientific developments, and technology, as well as the ways contemporary art adapts to the changing technological landscape.

In 2015, Anna Emelin obtained her first doctorate from the University of Ivanovo, Russia. Her dissertation focused on the interaction of different languages of knowledge in society and the formation of their hybrid forms. In 2024, she is completing her doctoral studies at Bar Ilan University, Israel. Her research centers around the science art project of Galina Bleikh and Elena Serebryakova, the theme of re-creating the human in their artworks and in new media art in general, as well as the reality and simulacra relationship in digital and physical spaces.

 

Eugene Kats, Ph. D. is a professor at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He received his MSc degree (1982) in Semiconductor Materials Science and Ph. D. (1990) in solid state physics from the National University of Science and Technology “MISIS”, Moscow. His research interests include studies and development of new materials and devices for solar energy conversion into electricity as well as a history of science connection between science and art. He has published 145 peer-reviewed papers on these topics as well as a popular scientific book and a number of articles on science history and fullerene-like structures in nanomaterials, living organisms, and architecture. Based on the latter activity he has developed and is teaching an interdisciplinary course “Bridges between fine art and natural sciences: cases of fullerenes, polyhedra, symmetry”. 

Prof. Katz was awarded the IAAM Medal (by the International Association of Advanced Materials) for outstanding research in the field of New Energy Materials & Technology.

Moderator: Daria Kesler

Cross-disciplinary researcher and artist. Works with human and machine-generated texts, sounds, documentaries, and video art. She is interested in using modern technologies to spread empathy towards all the species through the eyes of machines. Daria wants to explore new ways of co-living between technology, human, plants, and animals. Education: Master of Art&Science, ITMO, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2021–2023 Major studies in Hybrid (Technological and Bio) Art. Master of Journalism, St. Petersburg State University, Russia, 2006–2012 Technological art, Rodchenko Art School, 2021 (curator Alexei Shulgin) Joint Exhibitions: Mycophobia, Collabo, July 2023 (Israel, Tel Aviv-Yaffo) Gamma Festival 2023 (Russia, Saint-Petersburg) Новая искренность/Novaya Iskrennostj – 2023 (Air Gallery, Festival STAGE, Russia, Saint-Petersburg) Забота робота/Zabota robota – 2022 (Russia, Saint-Petersburg). Participant of Ars Electronica (Feral Automated System: ULTB-1, Posthuman Studies Lab (RU) – 2022 (Linz, Austria), The wrong biennale nº5 – 2021, (Russian pavilion) NeiroTAIL, Immersive show – 2021 (theater center "Cosmos", Tyumen, Russia), Summer school of The Faculty of Contemporary Art Sreda Obuchenia and Posthuman Studies Lab research platform – 2021 (Russia, Moscow – Viksa), Participant of Ars Electronica – 2020, (Online pavilion “Pangardenia”). 

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