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Nature of Robotics - In Conversation - Haseeb Ahmed


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Episode 2 - Geological Time / Phenomenology of Landscapes - with Haseeb Ahmed

In the universe of the exhibition Nature of Robotics - An Expanded Field, we invite you to join us for In Conversation, a live video discussion series with the artists and scientists that have been a part of our terminology-defying exhibition.

For the second week of In Conversation, this coming Thursday, July 1st, at 6 PM CEST, we invite you to join us for a conversation between Nature of Robotics’ curator Giulia Bini and artist Haseeb Ahmed.

EPFL Pavilions commissioned Haseeb Ahmed for an installation titled Stock Weather. Taking live data from major indices including the NYSE (US), the TSE (Japan), and the LSE (UK) Stock Weather creates a parallel between the global stock market and meteorological phenomena, examining the relationship between capitalism and the natural world, generating a weather pattern inside the exhibition space.

The talk will focus on the itinerary which lead Haseeb to the conception of “Stock Weather” in the framework of the exhibition, touching upon Ahmed’s integration of methodologies of the hard sciences into his research-based practice, and his interest in the phenomenon of the wind at the intersection of art, myth and technology to create new narratives for the present.

Join us tomorrow at 6 PM CEST for a conversation that expands outside technology, outside automation, outside contemporary art, to bring you a new perspective on culture and on the traces we are leaving behind as a society.

Haseeb Ahmed Bio:
HASEEB AHMED (b. 1985) is a research-based artist. Originally from the US, he resides in Brussels. His recently completed Wind Egg Trilogy blends art and aeronautics, myth and technology to create new narratives for the present. Developed at the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI), it was the subject of his first solo exhibition at Harlan Levey Projects in Brussels, and his solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (M HKA), as well as the topic of his PhD in practice-based arts (completed in 2018). Ahmed holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Master’s from the MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology. He has been a resident at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht (NL) and La Becque, among others. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (US), the Göteborg International Biennial of Contemporary Art (SE), and De Appel in Amsterdam (NL).

Nature of Robotics - In Conversation - Haseeb Ahmed