Chasing Shadows-Ted Hiebert on photography

“Light is not merely what appears”: using  Plato’s allegory of the Cave  as a starting point, and drawing from his own photographic work, Ted Hiebert identifies the paradoxes that characterize the capture of light, in photography, revealing hidden elements that tend to disappear during the immediate or direct observation. recalling […]

Friday Morning- Light: what does lie beneath the visible?

….and Goethe’s theory of light and color based on Newton’s seemed to be a first common thread. At least, his theories and observations seemed to recur, directly or indirectly, in a number of presentations Second,  maybe less noticeable but definitely strong, is the indeterminacy and the ephemerality of light. Light […]

MORE LIGHT a review of Thursday night’s screenings

INTRO light is everywhere, it is used in every discipline, it is used to observe  scientific experiments,  in theatre, studio photography  etc… metaphorically speaking, it holds many meanings: light not only stands for reason and clarity of mind, but also for religious revelation and divinity. it does not merely beautify, […]

Some thoughts on the Workshop on Tissue Culture

the final panel of Subtle Technologies was dedicated to the workshop on tissue culture that took place the week before the festival. here are a few pictures. below: the participants shared their impressions. Most participants confirmed the difficulty implied with working with biological material. it takes a long time, continuous […]

May 27 continued

In some way, medical artist Irene Healey  continues the discourse about the public perception of science as she provides a few –often omitted–remarks. When we think about the body in relation to technologies or to medicine, we always imagine a body that is abused, manipulated, taken advantage of, or, worse, […]

May 26- SymbioticA, Tissue Culture and other complex dynamics

a considerable section of Subtle Technologies was dedicated to the work taking place at SymbioticA. As part of  the School of Anatomy and Human Biology, University of Western Austrialia, SymbioticA offers residencies to artists and other individuals who wish to conduct research and engage in wet biology practices. Important to […]

May 26: objects of contention

Judging from the titles of the presentations, today’s symposium promises to introduce some intriguing, as much as controversial, issues that shed  light and challenge traditional assumptions of science and medicine, look at the commercialization and strumentalization of scientific discoveries and denounce  phenomena seldom acknowledged by Western society (because they reveal […]

May 27

In a number of ways, this last day of symposium appears to pay special attention to  public accessibility, the relation with and the perception of science. The recent exhibitions launched by the Ontario Science Centre (an agency of the government of ontario) show its mandate as informer and educator. This […]