Immaterial Waves: Light, Sound, and Architecture
Join us for the 8th talk of Yale Quantum Institute series of nontechnical talks aiming to bring a new regard to quantum physics and STEM by having experts cast new light on often-overlooked aspects of scientific work. For this event, we will investigate art installation and architecture with YQI Artist-in-Residence Spencer Topel.
Spencer Topel presents recent artistic works and research in relation to the historical emergence of phenomenological art forms in the 60’s and 70’s in the work of Alvin Lucier, Maryanne Amacher, James Turrell, and others. Based on this context, Topel discusses how site-specificity, notably in architecture, is inherently linked to experiential art installations, and how this informs his practice.
Talk open to all and will be accessible to students, researchers, the wider university public and the New Haven Community. This event is co-sponsored by The Franke Program in Science and the Humanities