1. A Day is Longer Than a Year

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    A Day Is Longer Than A Year 2013 Theatre spotlights, dichroic filters, custom motors Installation view: Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth. Photography: Michaela Gleave Two theatre spotlights hang suspended from the ceiling, their circular beams of light slowly orbiting the peripheries of the room. Travelling in alternate directions and at differing speeds the twin orbs track their courses slowly, stretching and distorting as the focus shifts in and out of view. Morphed by the physical properties of the room and expanding and contracting with the lengthening and shortening of space, the beams circle one another as binary stars, eclipsing at varying points as the two rotations collide and diverge. Like spinning pulsars in the far reaches of the universe the spotlights measure time, their pace consistent and precise. Objects in their way cause shadows, leaving traces of their presence in the beam, with the movement of light constantly altering the ambient illumination through shades of indigo, purple, violet and magenta. Light is truncated and stretched, tripping over the angular lines of walls and windows, the reality of the image perceived entirely dependent on one’s position in space and time. Reminiscent of an empty ballroom, or stage spotlights ever scanning for a center of focus, A Day Is Longer Than A Year reflects on our shifting understanding of matter, time and space, oscillating between intimate experience and a constantly expanding knowledge of the universe. The red and blue beams of light echo the stretch and pull of reality, the electromagnetic spectrum as it reaches earth carrying with it signifiers of space-times far beyond tangible reach. Inspired by a research residency with the CSIRO’s Astronomy and Space Science Division, this installation draws on changes in our knowledge of the universe over time, from light as an historic driver of scientific research, to the undermining of our notions of reality by quantum physics and theories of relativity. Referencing in it’s title our basic markers of time, A Day Is Longer Than A Year explores the relational nature of reality and the impact that shifts in knowledge have on our understanding of ourselves. Part theatre stage waiting for an audience, part experiment in space, time and light, A Day Is Longer Than A Year unfolds slowly, consuming the viewer’s vision and questioning the validity of any single point of view With thanks to CSIRO’s Astronomy and Space Science Division, Dr Ric Spencer, Robert Hollow, Helen Sim, Erin Coats, Wayne Kellet and Chris O’Dwyer. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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    • a is for ageing (q-z)

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      from Jennie Pedley / Added

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      a is for ageing is a four screen film installation commissioned by Newcastle University for Coming of Age - the Art and Science of Ageing, funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Arts Council. Filmed through a backlit screen by artist Jennie Pedley, the films feature the silhouettes of her elderly relatives carrying out their own daily routines, alongside the scientific research into ageing being undertaken at Newcastle University. q-z shows mainly domestic scenes of old age, including activities like walking through fields. It ends with my 80 year old father napping in a chair, he said he was happy for me to use this footage, he is a good sport. It also shows Dr Tien Kheng Khoo working with a saccades meter, measuring movements of the eyes. Much of the text for a is for ageing was gathered from scientists and elderly people who sent me their own alphabets of ageing. Coming of Age can be seen at the Great North Museum, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK until 2nd March 2011. The music is by Quinta - myspace.com/​iquinta, more of Jennie Pedley's work can be seen at jenniepedley.co.uk

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      • a is for ageing, the four films seen together

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        a is for ageing is a four screen film installation commissioned by Newcastle University for Coming of Age - the Art and Science of Ageing, funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Arts Council. Filmed through a backlit screen by artist Jennie Pedley the films feature the silhouettes of her elderly relatives carrying out their own daily routines, alongside the scientific research into ageing being undertaken at Newcastle University. Coming of Age was shown at the Great North Museum, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, Jan to March 2011. The music is by Quinta - myspace.com/​iquinta, more of Jennie Pedley's work can be seen at jenniepedley.co.uk

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        • A Live Animal: An Evening of Presentation & Performance

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          Presented by Root Division in collaboration with ODC Theater. Curated by Selene Foster & Christopher Reiger. This video includes clips from presentations and performances by: Chris Black: "Extinction Burst (last dance, last chance): A reanimation of lost movement" Karl Cronin: "Kinetic Empathy" Jeremiah Jenkins: "The Hunt" Brian Null, Ph.D., "Examination of Animals, Examination of Self" Christopher Reiger: "Introducing the Endangered Spcies Print Project" Jon Sack, Ph.D.: "Bioelectric Venom" Others participating were: Georgeann O'Brien, Ph.D.: "Direct observation of sensory neuron regeneration in live zebrafish" Philip Ross: "Eating Bugs for Fun and For Profit" On psychic and cellular levels, what exactly occurs when a human interacts with another species? Despite our growing knowledge of biology and natural history, the answer remains something of a mystery. The artists and scientists participating in this evening invite us to consider other species through a variety of lenses - mystical, scientific, and philosophical - and to formulate our own approaches to the animal "other." In so doing, they challenge us to grapple with the existential question, 'How should we conceive of and conduct our relationships with other species, and also with one another?'

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          • A Love Story - Prologue

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            The First Step (Colombo) Have you ever seen an epileptic crisis. It is a poweful thing where all your body spend its energy in a titanic struggle trying to calm down brain activity. Mine, however, was provoqued by an ansiety crisis related to the heart beat of youth passion, with the same power of the epileptic crisis. Thus, for me, embedded in this scenary of falling in love for the first time, those are among the most emotionally important moments of my life. In the following 5 weeks i´ll tell you this sweet story

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            • A Love Story - The Art of Well Living

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              Colombo "Tuk, Tuk. Ah! Ah! Ah!" she laughed showing surprise when looking our "shocking cars" (Typical amusement of Portuguese popular fairs). We enjoyed very much walking around Porto. Me, because i was delighted to show her my back yard and even more, because i was learning, through her eyes, to see it from a different perspective i was used to. Her because eventhough it was a different country she could find so many similarities between both portugal and Sri Lanka. She confessed so many times that she felt as confortable as at home, here, and that make her relaxed through the though period she as to live here. "Porto as so many things that make me remember my Colombo, Nuno. The coast line, the way the sun goes down, your horizons and happiness of your people. And now i discover that you also have the Tuk, Tuks. I feel at home, and i thank you for that". I felt good to hear that, altough i couldn´t completely understand what she meant. I learnt so many things that spring/summer time with her, altough only some years later i got the full meaning of that. At the time, i was a 16 year old boy with a lot of dreams in my mind and hoping that i would be rich, famous and powerfull when i got the age for that. The meaning of having... of being the "number one" in a permanent competition with all "the enemies" that would come. But with her, there was no point for that. I had no purpose to reach some goal. Just live together with her day by day with a crescent secret desire for the time to go slow. I didn´t want that to come to an end. And so it was until the last minute. Not worrying, being happy. I confess that those moments help me to survive in this fuckin' world we live where individualism domains our actions generating, hate, selfishness and bossy modes, loosing all the advantages and plesures of a team combined work. That means that we only give in the direct sense of what we get, which means that we don't really give anything. We just trade, and thus the treasure we all have in our hearts is never given. This is our lost, and maybe the answer for the crisis (either economical or global) we are living in . (The music? Dont worry, be happy...by Bobby McFerrin - Blue Note version)

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              • A Love Story - The Sinhalese Soul

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                Kandy I spent my Last Night in Nur'Elia dreaming with Carolina, with all the moments we lived together refreshing my brain. In the morning, when i was at the reception getting ready to leave to Kandy, the receptionist just gave me a letter, with a curious smile in his face. Guessing what was in there i just came out and set outside in the fresh garden and let its words to whisper into my soul... True traveller You just came in, again, into my life crossing your soul with mine You looked for a traveller soul in my eyes, i sent back to you the trust of giving and careless, you just dive in me. We travelled throughout time. with our destiny fulfilled 30 years ago, when together we visit all that was worthy... Yes, what is the point of today if we lived a life in just one day and gave sense to eternity? And as any traveller we just left, because it was meant to be that way... leaving our souls spread around everywhere... in me... in you... in us Carolina P.S. As 30 years ago, you walk your way and i´ll do mine. Both are meant to be the same I abandoned myself there for a couple of hours just breathing her words and then i went to the reception and knew that the message was left there one week before. She just knew i was coming, maybe by the blog, i don't know. As i suspect, there was no clue how to get to her, so i just picked up my stuff and walked way to Kandy chasing her Sinhalese soul with my heart singing RadioHead (A Wolf at the Door)

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                • A Map of Balad Airbase grown in-vitro, 2008

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                  Time-lapse of living maps showing military airbases in Iraq grown with the bacterium Serratia marcescens in petri dishes. This culture shows Balad Airbase being overtaken by insurgent spiders. Using a modified* lithography printing process often used in cellular biology, I printed the bacteria in the shape of US military airbases in Iraq as presented in Google Earth from 2007-2009. This time-lapse piece was part of an installation produced for ISEA 2008 and presented in the session "Bio-Mediations" http://www.isea2008singapore.org/conference/conf_schedule_26.html A creative form of sousveillance, American Vectors is one of many artworks I made beginning in 2004 in which I appropriated* the tools and techniques of cellular and micro-biology to create images that reframe and destabilize the rhetoric surrounding the US military invasion and occupation of Iraq. For more examples of this and other work see christinahung.net My use of the bacterium Serratia marcesence began in 2004 as a gesture of support and in solidarity with the artist Steven Kurtz, my friend and mentor. Following the untimely death of his wife Hope, Steve was detained for 22 hours without charge on suspicion of "bioterrorism." For more on Steve's story see http://www.caedefensefund.org/faq.html and Lynn Herhman Leeson's film Strange Culture http://www.strangeculture.net I had the honor of writing a remembrance of Hope for the Brooklyn Rail in 2004 http://www.brooklynrail.org/2004/07/art/hope *Historically I have always used the terms "appropriation" and "modification" to describe my use of these tools and techniques. The recent popularization of bioart and the rise in usage of associated terms such as "biohacking," and "DIY bio," may also be applied to this work.

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                  • American Vectors (time-lapse version), 2009

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                    Living maps of military airbases in Iraq grown with the bacterium Serratia marcescens in petri dishes. Using a modified* lithography printing process often used in cellular biology, I printed the bacteria in the shape of US military airbases in Iraq as presented in Google Earth from 2007-2009. This time-lapse piece was part of an installation produced for the exhibition "FREEZE: 2009 International Medtech Art Show," curated by Laza Wu and Shang-min Chien at the National Taiwan Museum at of Fine Arts in Taichung Taiwan, 2009. http://freeze.ntmofa.gov.tw Audio for the time-lapse by artist, Clarke Curtis http://www.clarkecurtis.com/ A creative form of sousveillance, American Vectors is one of many artworks I made beginning in 2004 in which I appropriated* the tools and techniques of cellular and micro-biology to create images that reframe and destabilize the rhetoric surrounding the US military invasion and occupation of Iraq. For more examples of this and other work see http://christinahung.net My use of the bacterium Serratia marcesence began in 2004 as a gesture of support and in solidarity with the artist Steven Kurtz, my friend and mentor. Following the untimely death of his wife Hope, Steve was detained for 22 hours without charge on suspicion of "bioterrorism." For more on Steve's story see http://www.caedefensefund.org/faq.html and Lynn Herhman Leeson's film Strange Culture http://www.strangeculture.net I had the honor of writing a remembrance of Hope for the Brooklyn Rail in 2004 http://www.brooklynrail.org/2004/07/art/hope *Historically I have always used the terms "appropriation" and "modification" to describe my use of these tools and techniques. The recent popularization of bioart and the rise in usage of associated terms such as "biohacking," and "DIY bio," may also be applied to this work.

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                    • Ana Rewakowicz - The Anti-entropic Role of Art

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                      Leonardo/Olats, in collaboration with IMéRA, organized in June 2012 a two day workshop on the theme "Water is in the Air" as part of the StudioLab European project. Ana Rewakowicz explores here the anti-entropic role of art in the service of designing the world. The vehicle for this journey will be art and the steering wheel the concept of design-science developed by Buckminster Fuller. Through various examples she demonstrates the collaborative spirit of art and science and use her recently produced piece entitled "The Cloud" as an example and a metaphor of the interconnectedness between nature, humans and the environment, where water is literally in the air. This video recording of Ana Rewakowicz presentation is part of the audiovisual proceedings of the workshop. http://www.olats.org/studiolab/eau.php http://www.studiolabproject.eu/ Copyright Leonardo/Olats & speakers - 2012

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