Space at the intersection of astrophysics and neuroscience
Drawing on contributions by researchers in astrophysics and the cognitive sciences, Station 2 focused on our different representations of space, with special emphasis on the concepts of translation, transposition, relationship and movement. The aim, in the light of research into black holes and the functioning of the brain, was to apprehend space in dynamic terms and to challenge an essentially visual approach to the work of art, as opposed to a bodily experience.
Work under study
Container / Work under study
Richard Venlet, Sans titre, 2001.
Light bulb (500 W) on which are inscribed the dimensions of the exhibition space.
Edition of 3.
Jean-Pierre Luminet: “Science, art et imagination géométrique” [Art, Science and geometrical imagination]
Born in 1951, Jean-Pierre Luminet is an astrophysicist, Research Director at the CNRS, member of the Laboratoire Univers et Théories (LUTH) of Paris-Meudon Observatory. He is a specialist in black holes, cosmology and the topology of space, he was awarded the 2007 “European Science Communicator of the Year” prize. He is also a writer, a poet, a musician and an artist.