LA: LACMA lecture lecture on "The Poetics of Space"


Join artist and Art + Technology Lab grant recipient Rachel Sussman for a talk exploring deep time and deep space. Reporting on her investigation of the limits of human perception in the realms of astronomy, astrophysics, and particle physics, Sussman shares her insights, setbacks, revelations, and ideas in progress generated through conversations with cosmologists at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, engineers at SpaceX, and particle physicists at CERN (home to the Large Hadron Collider).

Sussman is a photographer and transdisciplinary artist whose work, including the project The Oldest Living Things in the World, is often inspired by discussions and collaborations with scientists. Sussman discusses what she calls “creative churn”—the practice of following compelling threads, unsure of where they might lead. For the past several months, she has been supported by a LACMA Art + Technology Lab grant in a research phase to inform future work, and will be talking publicly about new directions in her practice for the first time.

LACMA, Art + Technology Lab, Art of the Americas Building
Free and open to the public; reservations required
Tickets: 323 857-6010 or reserve online
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