This weekend, the embassies of Slovenia and Germany in the Canadian capital of Ottawa organized an international symposium on art and science. A symposium and the opening of the exhibition took place on Saturday, and workshops and lectures on Sunday.
“Convergence arts and sciences drives technological, social and societal development and expands the horizons of what is possible in Europe, Canada and elsewhere Worldwide. The Slovenian contribution to the world of connecting art and science will be presented in the gallery this Saturday SAWthe oldest and most avant-garde art gallery in the Canadian capital of Ottawa,” they are message from the Slovenian embassy in Ottawa.
Plowing fallow land in Slovenian-Canadian cooperationThe symposium presented a number of internationally renowned artists, scientists and researchers with discussions on the latest research achievements in the fields of the environment, heritage, philosophical-scientific issues, bioart and biosciences and the humanization of technology.“This is the first time that Slovenia, as a leading partner, has undertaken the organization of a cultural and scientific event of the event on such level in Canada and elicited such a positive response in professional circles in Canada,” wrote the ambassador there Andrej Rode.
Workshops and lectures they are focused on the ethics of artificial intelligence v creative ones industries, interspecies cooperation, experiments in bioart and biotechnology and institutional policies to promote the integration of science and art.
The highlight of the symposium was the opening of the exhibition with a Danish art group Recoil Performance Groupwhich they are it was followed by workshops and lectures by international names in the world of art and science, such as they are Valerie Wolf A gang, Marie-Jeanne Musiol and Annie Thibault.
Slovenian cultural and scientific sector they are represented intermediate artist and researcher who works between Slovenia, Germany and the USA, Valerie Wolf A gang, Maša Jazbec from the Katapult robotics laboratory in Trbovel, Matija Strlič from the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the University of Ljubljana, co-founder of the RUK network and head of the Cultural and Educational Association PiNA Borut Jerman and the founder of the Viennese Laboratory for Culture and Sustainable Development Aleksandra Bajda.