Exhibition highlights collaborative analysis across art, physics, math

LAWRENCE — An exhibition opening April 20 presents collaborative research across visible art, arithmetic, physics, audio and dance at the University of Kansas. “Collective Entanglements,” organized by the Spencer Museum of Art’s Built-in Arts Analysis Initiative (IARI), explores operate by IARI analysis fellows Agnieszka Międlar, associate professor of arithmetic Daniel Tapia Takaki, associate professor of physics and New York-primarily based artist Janet Biggs.

For the previous 12 months this group has labored on a challenge that works by using the time-based media of movie and general performance to investigate concerns in particle and nuclear physics by means of novel mathematical techniques.

“We questioned ourselves: What is art? Is mathematics an art? Can physics make artwork? Can our collaboration across disciplines be generative and substantive in our respective fields and still build new scientific understanding?” Międlar stated.

In the course of April 20-22, the group will present its study via a series of activities across the KU Lawrence campus, including an exhibition in Slawson Corridor. To create the immersive set up, Biggs made video and audio motivated by the phenomenon of time, such as lunar and photo voltaic eclipses, scientific products at the European Group for Nuclear Research (CERN), dancers and Antarctic glaciers. Międlar and Takaki manipulated Biggs’s footage by algebraic computations generally utilized in quantum mechanics.

Joey Orr, Spencer Museum curator for analysis, said the exhibition represents an experiment that has relevance throughout the fields that each and every of the IARI fellows signifies.

“Consisting of six films and a musical rating, the installation alone was produced collectively by all a few contributors,” Orr claimed.

Occasions all over the week contain panels showcasing Biggs, Międlar, Takaki and Orr, as properly as present-day and previous IARI graduate fellows. Two lectures by browsing scholars Roger Malina, College of Texas at Dallas, and Tim Davis, Texas A&M University, will more explore ways of working with physics and math to deepen comprehending of the arts, and vice versa.

All occasions are free and open up to the public. A comprehensive timetable is readily available on the web.

Situations are co-presented by The Commons, the Section of Arithmetic, the Office of Physics & Astronomy and the Spencer Museum of Artwork. The Integrated Arts Investigation Initiative is funded by help from the Mellon Basis and Margaret H. Silva.

Graphic: SketchUp rendering of Collective Entanglements, six-channel, high definition video clip set up with audio and an interactive whiteboard, 2022.