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Stephen Boyd Davis <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 20 Sep 2008 15:58:28 +0100
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Lansdown Lecture on 8 October: Dianne Harris, Art Director, Kinetica Museum,

Date: 8 October 2008
Location: Lansdown Centre, Cat Hill, Barnet EN4 8HT, UK
When: 4:45pm
Admission: free
Further info: Stephen Boyd Davis <[log in to unmask]>
Web page:

Dianne Harris will explore the rationale for automatic and kinetic forms of
art and the background to the Kinetica Museum.

The Age of Electronic Art

Kinetica Museum aims to actively encourage the convergence of art and
technology, providing an alternative platform to static traditional forms of
art such as painting and sculpture. The museum champions artistic innovation
and showcases work which utilises and warps technology to explore, nurture
and comment on our evolutionary processes.

Kinetica focuses on work which has extended and enriched the dialogue
between human and machine through the use of groundbreaking technological
advancements. This re-presentation of pioneering works from the past and new
'wave' of works in reference to the metaphor of our 'great' machine 'the
Universe', has inspired artists to explore scientific discoveries and
challenge technological life. Kinetica has found a growing audience with a
fascination for art that has a life of its own, one that is kinetic.

Dianne will present an overview of the history and future of Kinetica

About the Speaker

Dianne Harris has worked within the applied and electronic arts for the past
17 years and has exhibited extensively in America, North Africa, Europe and
England. She was founder, curator and director of the Luminaries kinetic and
interactive gallery in London from 2003-4. From this she went on to co-found
Kinetica Museum. Dianne currently curates the revolving and touring
exhibitions for Kinetica.

As an artist, Dianne has recurrently taken a technological approach to
exploring the unseen realms of existence that surround us. By merging
seemingly divergent fields of perception, such as science, philosophy,
mythology and psychology, her work aims to heighten the awareness of human
potentiality and question the self-imposed limitations that serve to confine
the very nature of our ideas, thoughts and being. Using multi-dimensional
media, sculpture and installation, Harris combines reality with non-reality,
placing the human form into surreal environments that often mimic or suggest
future developments and re-emerging ideas from ancient worlds. Her alternate
view of existence is designed solely to inspire those who engage with it.

More about Kinetica here:
Stephen Boyd Davis
Reader in Interactive Media
Head, Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts
Middlesex University, Cat Hill, Barnet, Herts  EN4 8HT
United Kingdom
Tel 44 (0)20 8411 5072
The Centre's Web Pages are at

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