Workshop | July 9th - August 7th 2016
Arts Letters & Numbers, NY
If you ask a physicist about light, they will say it’s fundamental to their work. If you ask a photographer about light, they will say it’s fundamental to their work. If you ask a painter about light, they will also affirm that light is fundamental to their work. An astronomer, a filmmaker, a biologist, an architect, all will say light is fundamental to their work. Often light exposes both the commonalities and distinctions between disciplines and this can be of great value in illuminating the questions of an individual work within any given discipline.
During the four-week intensive workshop, Arts Letters & Numbers brought together Architects, Artists, Filmmakers, Musicians, Composers, Physicists, Poets, Craftspeople, Photographers, Actors, Mimes, Chefs, Magicians, Historians, Scientists, and Scholars to co-construct a disciplinary Zoëtrope: a living system of knowledge-transformation turning within light and time, water and clouds, life and still life, cameras and projectors, nights and days, words and voices, an emergent microclimate that evokes the origins of life itself—animation, anima, zoë, life—a “Zoëtrope Sun”.