Daniela de Paulis (Artist in Residence at the Dwingeloo radio telescope in the Netherlands) on her conceptual art based on space exploration and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (live from Europe)
Janine Marchessault (Professor of Cinema and Media Studies in the Department of Cinema and Media Arts at York University) on "Media, Utopias, Ecologies” (live from Canada)
Detailed bios at: www.lasertalks.com
Daniela de Paulis is a former contemporary dancer, a trans-disciplinary artist, licensed radio operator and radio telescope operator. From 2009 to 2019 she has been based at the Dwingeloo radio telescope, where she has developed the Visual Moonbounce technology and a series of innovative projects combining radio technologies with live performance art and neuroscience. Since 2010 she has been collaborating with a number of international organisations, including Astronomers Without Borders, for which she is the founder and director of the arts programme. She is a member of the IAA SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Permanent Committee, the only worldwide forum for SETI scientists, and member of the METI (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence) advisory panel.
Janine Marchessault is a professor in Cinema and Media Arts and holds a York Research Chair in Media Art and Social Engagement at York University in Toronto, Canada. Her research is engaged with four areas: the history of large screen media (from multiscreen to Imax to media as architecture and VR); diverse models of public art, festivals, and site specific curation; 21st century moving-image archives and notions of collective memory/history. She belongs to the CinemaExpo67.ca research group and is a founding member of the Public Access Curatorial Collective. Her latest project is an expanded cinema festival Outer Worlds. She is the project director for Archive/Counter-Archive: Activating AV Archives, a research collaboration involving more than 14 community and artist run archives in Canada devoted to diverse histories from Indigenous, LGBTQ, immigrant and women's histories.