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Lecture at the University of Florida: Art-Science Practice: From Higgs boson to Native blossoms
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Lecture at the University of Florida:  Art-Science Practice: From Higgs boson to Native blossoms

Xavier Cortada will deliver a lecture on his art-science practice at the University of Florida College of Fine Arts in Gainesville, FL.

9/6/2013
When: Friday, September 6th, 2013
4 to 5 PM
Where: College of Fine Arts
University of Florida
FAB 103
Gainesville, Florida  32611
United States
Contact: Amy Vigilante, Director, University Galleries, UF
352.273.3041

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Cortada at CERN
Above:  Art@CMS -- Cortada's banners on permanent display at Point 5, CERN's Large Hadron Collider (Cessy, France).

As Art-Science Practice: From the Higgs boson to Native Blossoms

On August 3rd, 2013, Xavier Cortada will deliver a lecture on his art-science practice at University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.  
Cortada often collaborates with scientists in his art-making:

At CERN, Cortada worked with a physicist to develop a site-specific art installation capturing the five search strategies which the CMS experiment has used to discover a new Higgs-like particle The five giant banners hang at the location (100m below the ground) where the particle was discovered.
He has also worked with a population geneticist on a project exploring our ancestral journeys out of Africa 60,000 years ago, with a molecular biologist to synthesize an actual DNA strand made from a sequence randomly generated by participants visiting his museum exhibit, and with botanists in eco-art projects to reforest mangrovesnative treesand wildflowers

Cortada is currently working with scientists at Hubbard Brook LTER on an water cycle visualization project driven by real-time data collected at a watershed in New Hamphire's White Mountains.

Cortada serves as Artist-in-Residence at the Florida International University College of Architecture + The Arts.


For further information:

Amy Vigilante, PhD
Director
University Galleries
UF Public Art
School of Art+Art History
College of Fine Arts
University of Florida
PO Box 115803
Gainesville, Florida 32611

www.arts.ufl.edu/galleries

FIU College of Architecture + The Arts


Xavier Cortada
Artist-in-Residence
Florida International University
College of Architecture + The Arts
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 430
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Xavier Cortada's participatory art practice is based at Florida International University.






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