[ISEA2011] Curator Statement: Lanfranco Aceti – Southern Ocean Studies

Curator Statement

The Southern Ocean Studies seeks to develop a sensibility to the dynamics of ecological complexity as pattern and felt experience rather than quantity and measure whilst respecting the underlying science.Tom Corby presents on the cupola of the Çemberlitas Hamam The Southern Ocean Studies (with Baily and Mackenzie) a series of installation artworks that employ and comment on climate models of the Circumpolar Tide. The projection will adorn the cupola of the Çemberlitas Hamam built by the Architect Sinan in 1584. Lanfranco Aceti, ISEA2011 Istanbul Artistic Director and Conference Chair invites you to participate in an official ISEA Gathering at the Çemberlitas Hamam to discuss issues of contemporary ecology, melting of the poles and the importance of water in world culture.

  • Lanfranco Aceti (Italy) works as an academic, artist and curator. He is Visiting Professor at Goldsmiths College, department of Art and Computing, London; teaches Contemporary Art and Digital Culture at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabanci University, Istanbul; and is Editor in Chief of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (The MIT Press, Leonardo journal and ISAST). He was the Artistic Director and Conference Chair for ISEA2011 Istanbul and works as gallery director at Kasa Gallery in Istanbul. He has a Ph.D. from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. His work has been published in Leonardo, Routledge and Art Inquiry and his interdisciplinary research focuses on the intersection between digital arts, visual culture and new media technologies. He is the founder and director of the LEA digital media platform and of the research center ORADST (Operational Research in Art, Design, Science and Technology).

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