Centre for Photography and Visual Culture

Beyond Vision: Photography, Art and Science

10.30-17.30, Saturday 12 September 2015
Science Museum Lecture Theatre, London
£15 adult (£12.50 senior/ £10 concessions)

Struwe 1Early scientific ‘photographs of the invisible’ – from x-ray to photomicrography, and motion studies to pictures of electrical charges – have had a profound effect on the development of modern and contemporary art.

Bringing together world-renowned artists, curators and academics, and coinciding with the final days ofRevelations: Experiments in Photography, this one-day symposium examines the importance of early scientific photography for the creative arts and the ways in which its meanings have shifted across time and space.

Speakers include:

  • John Blakinger, Stanford University / National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
  • Marta Braun, Ryerson University
  • Ben Burbridge, University of Sussex / co-curator Revelations
  • Ori Gersht, artist
  • Marek Kukula, Royal Observatory Greenwich
  • Corey Keller, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Sarah Pickering, artist
  • Kelley Wilder, De Montfort University
  • Sara Danius, Södertörn University

Panel will be chaired by:

  • Greg Hobson (National Media Museum / co-curator Revelations)
  • David Alan Mellor (University of Sussex)
  • Sean O’Hagan (The Guardian)

For more information and to book tickets visit the Science Museum website.