A Myriad of Vibrant Phenomena. The Hidden Worlds of Audiovisual Art-Science

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  • Art – Science Relations

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  • A Myriad of Vibrant Phenomena. The Hidden Worlds of Audiovisual Art-Science

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  • From studies of scientists like Haeckel, Julia, Mandelbrot, D’Arcy, Turing and some others, Mother Nature is characterized at the root by a matrix of numbers and mathematical expressions involving a series of physical, optical, chemical-physical, electromagnetic and nanometric phenomena influencing its forms, species, colours, sounds and structures. If science is considered an organic complex of knowledge obtained through a methodical procedure, capable of providing a precise description of the real aspect of things and the laws by which the phenomena happen, and if the rules governing such process are generally called “scientific method”, then the experimental observation of a natural event, the formulation of a general hypothesis about such event and the possibility of checking the hypothesis through subsequent observations become fundamental elements in modern scientific research.

    What it is today recognized as “immersive art-science” is a form of creative expression meant to rise above the notion of art as abstract representation, in behalf of a multi-sensorial experience.  Immersivity awakens a synesthetic awareness both in the mental and in the physic space.A myriad of vibrant phenomena, usually beyond the observer’s reach, are instead made reachable through an accurate psychophysical conditioning.

    The purpose of this lecture is to give an historical and critical overview on the observation of sceintists and artists of energetic phenomena behind natural audiovisual forms, finding a connection with contemporary digital research, accompained by the screening Hidden Worlds that make evidence of the critical reflection upon the existing connection between audiovisual art, energy and science on the borders of cinema, video and digital. The goal here is to create aesthetical fascinating objects and also to invite the public to go beyond ordinary perception’s border.

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