University of Michigan, Guest Speaker

Jeanne Bloch

Independent artist

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
3:00pm – 4:00pm
3941 BBB

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About the Event

My research identifies artists’ contribution to arts-sciences and art-tech collaboration, beyond aesthetics. It addresses both the process whereby artists and engineers collaborate and the collaborative outcomes themselves. Specifically, I build upon my work in dance and in luminous textiles where I look at not only the interactions among choreographers, dancers, and engineers, but also the possibilities at large created by textile-based, low-emission lights. My investigations examine:

  • The working space: how a fab lab set up next to the dance studio can help inter-disciplinary collaboration.
  • Dance and movement as manipulation tools that help user-centric innovation.
  • The artist perspective and vision as a practice that inspires sustainable innovation.
  • The possibilities of textile-based low-intensity lights for new lighting uses.