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Lecture | Walks and Talks

Scales of Luminosity

Date
Tuesday 21 June 2022
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Walks and Talks

Beelden in Leiden, Studium Generale, and the Oude Sterrewacht invite you to Scales of Luminosity, a public series of conversations held on Tuesday, June 21. To mark the summer solstice, several interdisciplinary dialogues around darkness and light will take place throughout the afternoon between artists participating in this year's Beelden in Leiden, as well as scientists and scholars based in this city. These thematic conversations will begin in several collections and institutions across Leiden, followed by a walk to the different sculptures at the Hooglandse Kerkgracht by  Lisa van Casand, Robert Glas, Clémence Lollia Hilaire, Leandros Ntolas, and Marit Westerhuis. All of the sculptures commissioned by Beelden in Leiden react to the phenomenon of darkness across biological, historical, or astronomical contexts, spanning the farthest reaches of the universe to the deepest trenches of the ocean floor.

(c) Leiden Observatory/Vincent Mullenders

In addition to these thematic walks, Scales of Luminosity will culminate with a public event at the Oude Sterrewacht with special guest Professor Luis Campos. Prof. Campos is the Baker College Chair for the History of Science, Technology and Innovation at Rice University and previous Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair of Astrobiology at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. He will be joined by artistic and scientific practitioners from Leiden, exploring the visual and conceptual dimensions of darkness.

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