Leaning Out of Windows shares results from a six-year collaboration by a group of artists, scholars and physicists exploring the connections and differences between the language they use, the means by which they develop knowledge, how that knowledge is visualized, and, ultimately, how they seek to understand the universe.
Physicists from TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, presented key concepts in the themes of Antimatter, Emergence, and In/visible Forces to artists and scholars convened by Emily Carr University of Art + Design; the participants then generated conversations, process drawings, diagrams, field notes, and works of art. From this leaning into uncertainty comes a rich array of work towards furthering the shared project of artists, scholars and scientists in shaping cultural understandings of the universe. Combined with additional essays, diagrams, and artworks, these texts and artworks live in the intersection of disparate fields that nonetheless share a deep curiosity of the world and our place within it, and a dedication to building and sharing knowledges.
Ingrid Koenig is the inaugural Artist in Residence (2011 to 2021) at TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, where she co-organizes processes of collaboration between artists and physicists, integrated with curriculum, research, and exhibitions. Her studio practice traverses the fields of physics, social history, feminist theory, and narratives of science through visual art and participatory projects. She is inspired by the possibilities of navigating complex phenomena to hold different ways of knowing in relationship to each other. Ingrid is an Associate Professor at Emily Carr University, on the unceded, traditional and ancestral xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories.
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Randy Lee Cutler’s practice weaves together themes of collaboration, materiality, and intuition, in the form of audio walks, collage, performance, printed matter, and creative and critical writing. Working with geopolitics and deep time, she is fascinated with the intersection of matter and metaphor. Randy is a Professor at Emily Carr University, on the unceded, traditional, and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh).
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