Join us on Tuesday, May 8 at 7PM for an exclusive, five-course dinner and exhibition opening at ArtScience Culture Lab & Café.
Culinary artistry will continue to be one of the greatest pleasures in life as long as chefs are willing to acclimate. Inspired by the current state of the world's oceans, renowned chef, Allen Campbell, will be preparing a five-course dinner, a prelude to the 2018 World Frontiers Forum (WFF), centered around the future sustainability of ocean life.
In addition to this unique dining experience, guests will have exclusive access to view ArtScience's newest debut exhibition, Kintsugi++, a collaboration with architect and mathematician, Andrew Witt. "Kintsugi, also known as Kintsukuroi, is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique."
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January 30, 2018 - May 8, 2018
Sparking the Grassroots Aesthetic Movement is the 26th experiment of Le Laboratoire.
Over the last few years the Maine-based artist, Jacques Vesery, has collaborated with international artists around the annual Wood Day celebration that occurs somewhere in the world at the time of the spring solstice. Vesery’s collaborative art projects bring original public art installations into communities from Tibet to Turkey while framing deeply meaningful aesthetic collaborations of the kind that are increasingly appearing around the world in the contexts of food, ceramics, writing, robots, and other creative forms. Vesery has these last two years worked with Harvard University students via (Laboratoire founder) David Edwards’ class How to Create Things & Have Them Matter to explore the relevance of aesthetic creating to the learning of the cognitive and emotive dimensions of creating a world we all wish to live in.
Sparking, the 26th experiment of Le Laboratoire, examines the work of Jacques Vesery in this context of the Grassroots Aesthetic Movement over a three-month period during which Vesery works with a new team of students and travels to Asia for the most recent Wood Day collaboration. Sparking contributes to Le Lab’s next experiment, with architect Andrew Witt, which starts with an exciting dinner at ArtScience on May 8, 2018, during which Vesery will share the experience of Wood Day 2018.
Opening May 9, 2018
Opening May 9, 2018
Opening on May 9 will open the first phase of the 27th experiment of Le Laboratoire, by Certain Measures, part of their unique Kintsugi++ instillation that explores the possibilities of up-cycling in architecture and design.
Drawing from the Japanese craft resurrecting shattered vessels with sutures of pure gold joinery, Kintsugi++ imagines a machine trained in the delicate craft of mosaic. Presented as a response to the practice of shattering pieces that do not meet the standard for perfection in elite porcelain factories, we collect the remnants and use computer vision to reclaim and ennoble them as elements of complex and intricate new forms. Staged as an immersive double projection, the viewer enters the dream state of the algorithm, an animated galaxy of recombinant fragments and shards. The dynamic mosaics constantly assembling and disintegrating create a kaleidoscope of artificially imagined vessels of striking new potential. We propose a new way to think about the radical reuse of waste, a new relationship between maker, machine, and material.
Team: Andrew Witt, Tobias Nolte, Gavin Ruedisueli, Olivia Heung and James Yamada