130th Anniversary of the Kyoto City University of Arts
  International symposium: “Creative Engagement/Medi(t)ation of
  Survival”



     The following symposium has been organized on the occasion of Trouble in Paradise/Medi(t)ation of Survival.
     The symposium will explore new possibilities of art based on the interchange between science, politics, education, and the arts.  Experimental concerts, performances, and other live demonstrations associated with specific topics of discussion will be presented to broaden the scope of the symposium and to facilitate a more intuitive understanding thereof.


The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto  1F Lecture hall
Free admission, maximum capacity 100
in English with Japanese translation or in Japanese only

Organizers: Kyoto City University of Arts and The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto


Part 1: Life/Environment/Art
July 10 (Sat.), 2010  10:30AM–4:30PM (numbered tickets distributed 9:30AM–)

The first part of the symposium will explore the possibility of art as a basis for the sustenance of multiple communities, with ‘communion’ (sharing) and ‘conflict’ as well as ‘mediation’ and ‘meditation’ as keywords, and approach actual contemporary issues such as the diversity of life forms, water resources necessary for survival, biotechnology, and global capital.

Part 1: Life/Environment/Art
10:30–10:40AMIntroductionAkiko Kasuya (Kyoto City University of Arts)
10:40–11:20AMReportYukihiro Morimoto (Professor, Kyoto University
Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies
Hall of Global Environmental Research)
11:20AM–12:00PMReportDavid Dunn (USA; Biomusic)
12:00–1:00PM
Intermission
1:00–1:40PMReport“Medi(t)ation of Survival” project team
1:40–2:20PMReportSusana Soares (England; artist)
2:20–3:00PMReportSteven Kurtz (USA; Critical Art Ensemble; media activism)
3:00–3:20PM
Intermission
3:20–4:30PMDebateModerator: Satoru Takahashi (Kyoto City University of Arts)
Panelists: David Dunn, Yukihiro Morimoto,
Steven Kurtz, Artur Żmijewski, “Medi(t)ation of Survival”
project team (Akihiko Inoue, Katsushige Nakahashi,
Shiro Matsui, Akiko Kasuya)
The program may be subject to change without notice.





Part 2: Space/Health Care/Art
July 31 (Sat.), 2010  10:00AM–4:30PM (numbered tickets distributed 9:30AM–)

The second part of the symposium will explore the new forms of interaction between science and art, which have greatly diverged since the modern age, with the ‘evidence-based’ (objective scientific proof) and the ‘experience-based’ (that which is created by experience) as keywords.  This exploration will extend to new models of art that bring together seemingly unrelated themes, such as long-term stays in space, developmental disorders, brain science, and philosophy from a new perspective.

Part 2: Space/Health Care/Art
10:00–10:10AMIntroductionSatoru Takahashi (Kyoto City University of Arts)
10:10–10:50AMReport
(video message)
Temple Grandin (USA; Animal Science; Autism;
Professor, Colorado State University)
10:50–11:20AMReport“Medi(t)ation of Survival” project team
12:00–1:00PM
Intermission
1:00–1:40PMReportKen’ichi Iwaki (philosophy; Professor Emeritus,
Kyoto University)
1:40–2:20PMReportMirosław Bałka (Poland; artist)
2:20–3:00PMReportMotomi Toichi (Cognitive Neuroscience; Child Psychiatry;
Professor, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
Department of Human Health Science)
3:00–3:20PM
Intermission
3:20–4:30PMDebateModerator: Akihiko Inoue (Kyoto City University of Arts)
Panelists: Ken’ichi Iwaki, Motomi Toichi,
Mirosław Bałka, “Medi(t)ation of Survival” project team
(Tomoaki Ishihara, Kodai Nakahara,
Satoru Takahashi, Shiro Matsui, Koichi Mori,
Akiko Kasuya)
The program may be subject to change without notice.


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