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Programme: Wednesday 21 September 2022

By: Paul Thomas

Participants will be exploring via drawing concepts of John Bell’s 1964 provocation, to try and capture reality in the act of happening. Bell’s theorem was designed to prove or disprove the fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics. The workshop questions the role of the observer influencing what is seen and experienced whilst measuring the world through drawn marks. By the act of drawing, the participants will question their roles in observing and measuring the world.

About Paul Thomas

Paul is an Honorary Professor at UNSW Art & Design and is currently the Director of the Studio for Transdisciplinary Art Research (STAR) as well as the conference founder and series chair of the Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference series 2010-2022. In 2000 he was the founding Director of the Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth. As an artist, he is a pioneer of transdisciplinary art practice. His practice-led research takes not only inspiration from nanoscience and quantum theory but actually operates there.

Venue: Ololo House, Erkindik, Bishkek

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By: Ulrike Al-Khamis

Participants will explore the power of individual artworks to unlock stories, histories, memories, and associations that - while originating in a particular time and place - offer often unexpected opportunities to connect people and communities across differences, bridging their unique respective traditions and experiences as well as universally shared ones in relation to their local and globalized realities and ways of being in the 21st century.

About Ulrike Al-Khamis

Ulrike has over 20 years of experience as a curator, senior advisor and director for museum and cultural projects, working with institutions including Glasgow Museums, the National Museums of Scotland, the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, and the Sharjah Museums Department in the United Arab Emirates.

Venue: Gapar Aitiev National Museum of Fine Arts, Bishkek

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