Schedule / 9 March 2022

Speculative Ecology: Dark Botany

Masterclass → 9:00 am

Two-day virtual Masterclass by Pinar Yoldas (intradisciplinary designer/artist/researcher)

9th March & 10th March 2022, 9 AM – 12 PM
Room 255
Upon Registration Only

In his 1999 book The Sun, the Genome and the Internet, British polymath Freeman Dyson proposed a genetically altered forest to speed up rapid carbon capture. While some found it disturbing, many others considered Dyson’s proposal as an attractive solution for excessive CO2 emissions. Pinar Yoldas will conduct a workshop on Dark Botany, a speculative multimedia installation with elements of bio-art that imagines Dyson’s altered forest is possible with a compound called dark chlorophyll. The workshop is essentially a Speculative Ecology workshop decorated with examples from the history of art and science. Participants will be able to learn how to conduct artistic research, organize ideas, use imagination and execute proposals using design tools.

Participants are required to bring their own laptops and drawing tools.

This event is an in-person event for the VCUarts Qatar community only. Please use the registration button to register.

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