The Franklin presents Satellites, a one-night event co-curated by Steven L. Bridges and Third Object, to take place on May 23, 2015, from 6 – 10pm. The event celebrates two recent exhibitions in Chicago dealing with the cultural import of the cosmos: Cosmosis, at the Hyde Park Art Center, and Were the Eye Not Sunlike, at Fernwey Gallery and on ACRE TV. Further extending the reach of these two distinct yet interrelated exhibitions, a program of performances by artists such as Sarah and Joseph Belknap, Dana Carter, Rachel Foster, Nicholas Sagan and Erin Washington will take place throughout the evening, as well as an ACRE TV watching party featuring work by Blair Bogin, Ben Russell, Fern Silva, Robert Todd, Penelope Umbrico, and Eileen Rae Walsh, among others.
(Eileen Rae Walsh, still from The Sky, digital video. Courtesy of the artist.)
Join us for a conversation between COSMOSIS artist-duo Sarah and Joseph Belknap and exoplanet-expert Jacob Bean as they orbit topics relating to art, experimentation, and our existence within the environment of space. This intimate discussion will give the audience a chance to listen and ask questions about the Belkaps and Bean's processes, allowing for greater access and understanding of the fields of art and science.
(Photo Credit: Rob Kozloff)
Join us for a panel conversation featuring COSMOSIS artist Jeremy Bolen and University of Chicago scientist-interlocutor Juan Collar, two dark matter mavericks, as they discuss their investigations of photographic process, particle acceleration, radiation, and all manner of cosmic particles. This intimate discussion will give the audience a chance to listen and ask questions about Jeremy and Juan's processes, allowing for greater access and understanding of the fields of art and science.
(Photo Credit: Dan Dry, The University of Chicago)