Monday, Oct 05, 2020 7:30p -

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Cambridge, MA 02134

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Program starts at 7:30 p.m. — login begins at 7:00 p.m. Come early and meet other Long Now Thinkers.

A Long Now Boston Community Conversation with Artists Nicole L'Huillier and Nathan Miner


Sometimes forgetting what you know is the best path forward.

Long Now Boston is excited to welcome artists Nicole L’Huillier and Nathan Miner to our Conversation Series. This conversation will explore artistic research as a place of possibilities; an open-ended strategy of experimentation and failure that can lead to new modes of thinking and that reframes knowledge conventions.

Knowledge can be a barrier to discovery, and as a species, humans are geared towards preemptive knowing without going deep. Art can undermine our habits of knowing and, as a form of resistance to our preconceived notions, it can erode presumptive knowledge to a core that is alive with multiplicities and alternative possibilities.
Our speakers this month are artists whose transdisciplinary practices dynamically intersect with technology, science, and philosophy, and creatively challenge preconceptions as they expand the role of art in society.

The conversation will be moderated by Leonie Bradbury, Henry and Lois Foster Chair of Contemporary Art Theory and Practice, and Distinguished Curator-in-Residence at Emerson College.

Join the conversation and be part of the solution.
Audience participation is encouraged.

$5 General Admission
Students and Long Now Boston Charter Members free [must register at https://artists-defusing-barriers-to-discovery.eventbrite.com]

About the speakers:

NICOLE L’HUILLIER is a transdisciplinary artist from Santiago, Chile, currently based in Boston, MA. Through installations, performances, sculptures, compositions, and multiple transductions, her work explores human and non-human performativity, rituals of membranal and resonant architectures, as well as vibration and sound as construction materials for spaces, identity, and agency. She works at the intersection of music, art, architecture, science, and technology to challenge perceptual conventions and to open the possibility of new imaginaries. L’Huillier is part of the MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative, where she explores the experimental forms and implications of art, expression and culture in outer space. Nicole is currently a PhD candidate and research assistant at MIT Media Lab’s Opera of the Future group; she also holds a Master’s in Media Arts and Sciences (2017) from MIT Media Lab.

NATHAN MINER lives and works in Boston, MA. Over the past decade, Miner has exhibited in many galleries, alternative art spaces and universities, including recent installations at Steven Zevitas Gallery, and Rafius Fane Gallery (Boston, MA), Montserrat College of Art (Beverly, MA) and the Museum of Art at University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH). His exhibitions have been reviewed by the Boston Globe and his work has been featured in Artpulse and Artscope magazines. Miner’s work belongs to the Wellington collection, among many private collections. Miner has been an artist in residence with Mass MoCA (North Adams, MA) and the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT). He is currently pursuing a master’s of science in game science and design from the College of Art Media and Design at Northeastern University

We’re proud and excited to welcome Nicole and Nathan to the Long Now Boston community.

Cambridge Innovation Center is an in-kind sponsor of this Long Now Boston conversation. We are very grateful for their support.

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