Conference "Light"

2015

20.03.2015-21.03.2016



Conference "Light"

20.-21.03.2015, 10am - 6pm

 

Joanneum District, Auditorium

Joanneumsviertelplatz

8010 Graz

 

Free entry

 

 

The subject of Light is a seminal one for the future of our society. The revolutions in electric light technology also permit a responsible handling of natural resources so as to balance energy production, light pollution, health risks, and economic advantages. The exhibition will be accompanied by aninternational conference exploring the subject of light in cultural history and art, biology, architecture and technology. The key theme is light pollution. How can we manage the illuminated environment in an ecologically sensible, economically efficient, and aesthetically convincing way?

 

 

Timetable + Videos

 

 

Friday, 20.03.2015

 

11:00     Start of conference, Joanneum District, Auditorium

Welcome by Provincial Councillor for Cultural Affairs Dr. Christian Buchmann, Peter Pakesch, Elisabeth Fiedler

  

11:15    Serge Lemoine, Musée Grand Palais, Paris

Title: Light in the arts of 20th century

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSE5jI3LBHQ 

 

12:00    Anselm Wagner, Institute of Architectural Theory, Art and Cultural Studies, TU Graz

Title: Monitoring. On the Cultural History of Artificial Light since Industrialization

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTLIBoavYuk

 

12:30     Break

 

14:00     Käthe Klappenbach, Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg

Title: The Light of Power. Illuminations and Candlesticks of the Prussian Emperors in its European context

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MZtPVjJcMQ

 

14:45     Siegrun Appelt, artist, Vienna

Title: Slow Light

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syzJMGJOGqA

 

15:30     Maximilian Moser, Medical University Graz 

Title: Time Emitter. The Doings and Sufferings of Light

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhtW72hXrfw

 

16:15    Final discussion, hosted by Sabine Flach

 

 

Saturday, 21.03.2015

 

10:00     Start of conference, Joanneum District

 

10:15     Birgit Schulz, head of Space and Light Laboratory, TU Graz

Title: Light and Space. The LightLab of the Institute for Spatial Design at TU Graz

 

11:00     Brian Cody, Institute of Building and Energy, TU Graz

Title: Light and energy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhtW72hXrfw

 

11:45     Klaus Kada, Graz, architect

Thema: Light and architecture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vfsm0Omg_nU

 

12:30     Break

 

14:00     Bernhard Inninger, Urban Planning Graz

Title: Light in the city of Graz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcQiNaSDbsU&feature=youtu.be

 

14:45     Karolina M. Zielinska-Dabkowska, University of Wismar, Faculty of Architecture and Design

Title: Who stole the Milky Way? Light pollution and its impact on urban and natural environments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3oyYYhWvzE

 

15:30     Anna Wirz-Justice, Psychiatric University Clinic Basel

Title: Light and Psyche

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oVu1IDhfHw&feature=youtu.be

 

16:15    Charlotte Remé, Ophthalmology, ETH Zürich

Title: Eye and vision: the bright and the dark side of light

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92Y7_oKeiR0

 

17:00     Summary, hosted by Sabine Flach

 

17:45     End of the conference

 

 

The international conference takes place within the exhibition "Light" that shows three works of Siegrun Appelt, Joseph Kosuth and Michael Schuster in public space.