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The Eye of the Storm - The Arts Catalyst & Tate Britain July 2009
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The Eye of the Storm - The Arts Catalyst & Tate Britain July 2009
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The Eye of the Storm - The Arts Catalyst & Tate Britain July 2009
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The Eye of the Storm - The Arts Catalyst & Tate Britain July 2009
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The Eye of the Storm - The Arts Catalyst & Tate Britain July 2009
The Eye of the Storm banner
The Eye of the Storm - The Arts Catalyst & Tate Britain July 2009
The Eye of the Storm banner
The Eye of the Storm - The Arts Catalyst & Tate Britain July 2009
The Eye of the Storm banner
The Eye of the Storm - The Arts Catalyst & Tate Britain July 2009

Two-day symposium debating how artists are responding to today's hot issues of belief and experiment, dissent and discord, big science, high finance, geopolitics and the legislation of uncertainty around subjects including climate change, biotechnology, genetics and astrophysics.

From esoteric arguments over the structure of the universe to highly charged public controversies around the use of stem cells, Eye of the Storm brought together an extraordinary international group of artists, scientists, and other experts to spark two days of dynamic conversations. Speakers included artist Eduardo Kac, Sheila Jasanoff, one of the major voices in science and technology studies, artist Rod Dickinson, Oron Catts, pioneer in the use of bioscience as a medium for artistic expression, Helen and Newton Mayer Harrison, pioneers of environmental art, astronomer Roger Malina, and science sociologist Harry Collins.

Podcast of the Conference

Audio files of the entire conference available on the Tate Podcast Feed

or on iTunes U podcast directory

Selection Committee

Chair: Nicola Triscott, Director, The Arts Catalyst
Michael Bravo, Senior Lecturer, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge
Bernadette Buckley, Programme Convenor, MA Art & Politics, Goldsmiths, University of London
Sian Ede, Director of Arts, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Madeleine Keep, Education Department, Tate Britain
Rob La Frenais, Curator, The Arts Catalyst
Roger Malina, Chairman Emeritus, Leonardo, Director of Research, CNRS

Organisers & Support

Organised by The Arts Catalyst and Tate Britain, in association with Leonardo/OLATS. Suppported by Arts Council England and SymbioticA at the University of Western Australia.