LAWRENCE — An exhibition opening April 20 offers collaborative analysis throughout visible artwork, mathematics, physics, music and dance at the College of Kansas. “Collective Entanglements,” organized by the Spencer Museum of Art’s Built-in Arts Study Initiative (IARI), explores operate by IARI investigation fellows Agnieszka Międlar, affiliate professor of mathematics Daniel Tapia Takaki, associate professor of physics and New York-based mostly artist Janet Biggs.
For the earlier yr this group has worked on a project that employs the time-centered media of video and functionality to check out questions in particle and nuclear physics through novel mathematical tactics.
“We questioned ourselves: What is art? Is arithmetic an art? Can physics produce art? Can our collaboration throughout disciplines be generative and substantive in our respective fields and nonetheless establish new scientific information?” Międlar said.
For the duration of April 20-22, the group will present its study through a sequence of events throughout the KU Lawrence campus, which includes an exhibition in Slawson Hall. To produce the immersive installation, Biggs developed video and sound impressed by the phenomenon of time, together with lunar and photo voltaic eclipses, scientific devices at the European Organization for Nuclear Exploration (CERN), dancers and Antarctic glaciers. Międlar and Takaki manipulated Biggs’s footage as a result of algebraic computations typically utilized in quantum mechanics.
Joey Orr, Spencer Museum curator for analysis, reported the exhibition signifies an experiment that has relevance across the fields that every of the IARI fellows represents.
“Consisting of six movies and a musical rating, the installation by itself was established collectively by all three contributors,” Orr stated.
Activities all over the 7 days include things like panels featuring Biggs, Międlar, Takaki and Orr, as effectively as existing and previous IARI graduate fellows. Two lectures by traveling to students Roger Malina, College of Texas at Dallas, and Tim Davis, Texas A&M College, will even further discover approaches of applying physics and math to deepen knowing of the arts, and vice versa.
All gatherings are free and open to the public. A complete program is available on-line.
Gatherings are co-offered by The Commons, the Office of Mathematics, the Office of Physics & Astronomy and the Spencer Museum of Artwork. The Built-in Arts Study Initiative is funded by assistance from the Mellon Foundation and Margaret H. Silva.
Image: SketchUp rendering of Collective Entanglements, six-channel, substantial definition video set up with seem and an interactive whiteboard, 2022.