[csaa-forum] Unruly ecologies: biodiversity and art symposium

perdy at perditaphillips.com perdy at perditaphillips.com
Tue Nov 2 11:11:44 CST 2010

A SymbioticA Symposium exploring the possibilities and difficulties of  
the diversity of life through critical investigations in art, ecology  
and action.

Friday 26 November to Sunday 28 November 2010 at Perth and Lake  
Clifton, Western Austraila

The ecology of biodiversity is based upon an uncertain definition,  
incomplete statistics and the need to act in a world without balance.  
While multiple flora and fauna databases have being established and  
are being coordinated, and as natural biodiversity diminishes and more  
technological life forms come into being; there is an urgent need to  
engage even more proactively with complex ecosystems and human  
responses. Artists, scientists, humanities scholars and  
conservationists will come together to talk of the ?matters of  
concern? around the potentials and futures of biodiversity.

Speakers include Bruce Clarke Literature and Science | Greg Pryor  
Artist | Anas Ghadouani Environmental Engineer | Timothy Morton  
Literature and the Environment | Jonathan Majer Insect Biologist |  
Nathan McQuoid Landscape Ecologist | Geoff Syme Psychologist | Lesley  
Instone Human Geographer | Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson  
Artists | Oron Catts SymbioticA Director | Hideo Iwasaki  
Artist/Scientist | Jane Calvert Sociologist | Perdita Phillips Artist  
| Kath Grey Palaeontologist

Friday 26 Biodiversity Tour 4:00 to 4:45 pm Western Australian Museum,  
James Street, Perth Cultural Centre
Friday 26 Keynote speech Professor Bruce Clarke: Gaia and Biodiversity  
6:30 to 7:30pm Art Gallery of Western Australian Theatrette, James  
Street, Perth Cultural Centre
Saturday 27 Symposium talks 9:45 am to 6:30 pm Law Lecture Theatre,  
room 106, Law Building, The University of Western Australia
Sunday 28 Biodiversity in action: Lake Clifton 9:45 am to 3:00 pm Lake  
Clifton/Herron Community Centre, Tuart Grove Ave, Lake Clifton

Registration: sym at symbiotica.uwa.edu.au. Symposium sessions free.

Call for contemporary artworks for an online survey: Artist whose work  
explores biodiversity are invited to email an image and short text to  
perdita.phillips at uwa.edu.au by 19 November  

Contacts: e-mail: sym at symbiotica.uwa.edu.au | telephone: + 61 8 6488  
7116 | http://symbiotica-adaptation.com/

Perdita Phillips PhD MA PGDip PGDip BA BSc (Hons)

Research Associate
perdita.phillips at uwa.edu.au
http://www.symbiotica.uwa.edu.au/ http://symbiotica-adaptation.com/
SymbioticA, Centre for Excellence in Biological Arts
School of Anatomy and Human Biology
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009

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