Art links with Nature in Sci-Bono lectureSci-Bono Discovery Centre
Explore Nature’s creative expression of order and chaos with renowned artist Stefanus Rademeyer at Sci-Bono’s Speak2aScientist event, 27 September.
A South African-based artist, Stefanus Rademeyer is known for his intensive research and creative investigations of the natural world. From the microscopic to the macroscopic realms, nature is governed by systems and processes that are balanced between order and chaos. This underlying characteristic give rise to the beautiful symmetries and geometry that we see around us: the shape of galaxies, clouds, trees and leaves.
Rademeyer’s interdisciplinary approach to art-making intersects the fields of art and mathematics. Rademeyer has developed mathematical algorithms to describe and celebrate intricate natural forms and processes and translates these into visually captivating images using digital processes. “Some of the structures that I draw consist of twenty million different shapes that come together in one structure, so it is physically impossible to do it manually,” he explains. “The prints are static images of this dynamic process. One can compare it to an image of a river flowing that is captured in a photograph.” Follow this link for examples of Rademeyer’s distinguished work. http://ecomimetic.blogspot.com/
Rademeyer holds a Masters Degree with distinction in Fine Arts and Art Theory from the University of Witwatersrand. A practicing artist for ten years, Rademeyer was awarded first prize in the ABSA Atelier national art competition in 2001 and took up residency in the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris. In 2003 he was awarded the Ampersand Foundation residency in New York. In the last half of 2011 he took up residency on the island of Sylt, travelling to London, Berlin and Amsterdam.
The Speak2aScientist talk forms part of the Free Particle Digital Art Exhibition taking place at Sci-Bono from 19 – 27 September. http://www.digitalarts.wits.ac.za/freeparticle/?p=45
TITLE: Art, Geometry and Nature: Exploring the creative expression of order and chaos in the Natural world.
SCIENTIST: Stefanus Rademeyer
DATE: Thursday 27 September
TIME: 18h30 for 19h00
VENUE: Auditorium, Education Centre, Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Miriam Makeba Street, between Jeppe and President Streets, Newtown, Johannesburg
RSVP: Refilwe Pico at 011 639 8448 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Secure, lit parking is available directly in front of the building. Callum’s Coffee shop at Sci-Bono is open for light refreshments before the presentation.
Suitable for adults aged 15 and up, Speak2aScientist is Sci-Bono’s public engagement with science programme, providing an informal platform to engage and debate current topics in science and technology.
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