22nd October 2020, Paris (FR)
Initiated by Leonardo/ISAST, LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendez-vous) is the sharing of experiences about art-science projects in semi-formal meetings outside the institutional format.
Anouck Durand-Gasselin and Laurent Rigou - Following the trail of fungi: spore and mycelia or how to collaborate with a non-human species
For several years now, Anouck Durand-Gasselin, visual artist, and Laurent Rigou, pedologist, have been in dialogue about concepts that bring them closer together. Both consider the mushroom as a being in its own right, with whom they must collaborate.
Anouck Durand-Gasselin has been developing the spore and mycelium project for over ten years. She tries to reveal something that would be "an expression of the forest" and creates spore images or even mycelium images with the complicity of fungi. Different scientific disciplines feed this project. The meeting with Laurent Rigou, a pedologist, marked a new turning point towards an approach more in line with the whole ecosystem and the different interactions of the fungi with the environment. Laurent Rigou takes us to the first layers of the soil where the mycelium develops and talks to us about the alchemical power of fungi.
Anouck Durand-Gasselin and Laurent Rigou propose a dialogue, from the soil to the soilless: the artist proposes a journey through the whole of her research, from the collection of spores to the mycelium culture, and the soil scientist sheds light on the artist's work with his own vision and practice.
Vincent de Lavenère, Florent Hivert, Nicolas Thiéry - Musical juggling, automata and combinatorics
Musical juggling, automata and combinatorics is a popular science conference-show involving a professional juggler and a researcher in fundamental computer science that was created in 2016. This work is based on a joint research project whose aim is to find a way to write scores that a team of jugglers equipped with musical balls can play. The main modelling tool in this research project is the siteswap theory and the associated finite automaton. Motivated by musical juggling, the conference progressively introduces the notion of modelling and more particularly that of the finite automaton.
Presented about thirty times at different events, the creation of the show was made possible thanks to a grant from the Diagonale Paris-Saclay with the help of the Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique de l'Université Paris-Saclay and the support of the Fondation Blaise Pascal.
Moderated by Annick Bureaud
19:00 - 21:30
Thursday 22nd October 2020
Cité internationale des arts (Auditorium)
Initiated by Leonardo/ISAST, LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendez-vous) is the sharing of experiences about art-science projects in semi-formal meetings outside the institutional format. The LASER Paris Meeting of April 21st 2022 was co-organized by Leonardo/Olats and La Diagonale Paris-Saclay with the support of the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation and the Creative Europe Programme of the Eurpean Union, in collaboration with the Cité internationale des arts and the Laboratory TEAMeD of Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis University and the Research University School ArTeC.