Wednesday, September 9, 2009



Discussion at :

@rt Outsiders (September 9th – October 11th 2009) :

Leonardo/Olats in collaboration with the @rt Outsiders
Festival is pleased to propose this Yasmin discussion on
"Habitability and exteme environments"

The 2009 edition of the @rt Outsiders Festival that takes
place at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie from Sept
9 to October 11, focuses on extreme environments with the
title "(Un)inhabitable? Art of extreme environments".

We will hold a YASMIN discussion from September 25 to
October 15 2009 on how artists and scientists are involved
in questions of habitability and extreme environments.

This discussion will be moderated by the organisers
Jean-Luc Soret, artistic director of the @rt Outsiders Festival
Annick Bureaud, theoretician and art critic, director of
and Roger Malina, Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille

These are environments that were, until recently,
uninhabited by human beings and that contemporary science
and technology turn into "inhabitable" places (Antarctica,
underwater world, outer space, deserts); but also those that
are becoming "uninhabitable" due to the impacts of our way
of life (pollution, technological accidents, economical
pressures and global warming).
(Un)Inhabitable? – Art of Extreme Environments presents
works that explore the meaning of living in extreme
environments, in the imaginary realm as well as in the
physical one, in the political, social and environmental
fields as well as in the poetic ones.
Beyond the exhibition, on September 16th, a conference is
organised at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, on
"The geopolitical stakes of the energy ressources of the
arctic zone" (6 – 8 pm)

* All Yasminers are invited to participate in the discussion.

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