The Getty Center
Date: Sunday, June 3, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Lecture Hall and various
Past Event

In the spirit of the Renaissance, a time when the arts and sciences overlapped more fluidly, several artists and scientists present their recent ideas and projects throughout the Getty Center.

Experience the "Liminal Camera," a giant movable camera built from a shipping container by the Optics Division of the Metabolic Studio in Los Angeles. Throughout the day (10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.), members of the Optics Division of Metabolic Studio will demonstrate how the converted container functions as an image-capture device.

1:00–2:00 p.m.: Visit innovative art/science projects by Tristan Duke, Margaret Wertheim, Robert Lang, and Debora Coombs on view in the lobby of the Harold M. Williams Auditorium.

2:00–4:00 p.m.: Panel Discussions in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium

  • Introduction by celebrated author Lawrence Weschler.
  • Interactions Between Art and Science
    • Science writer Margaret Wertheim with stained glass artist Debora Coombs and origami expert Robert Lang.
  • Optical Wonders
    • Lauren Bon, Richard Nielsen, and Tristan Duke from the Metabolic Studio Optics Division present their work exploring the photo-chemical agency of the landscape. The team has discovered a unique brine pool in the Owens Lakebed with photo-chemical properties in their quest for a photography that is literally of the landscape.
    • Tristan Duke presents his hand drawn holograms, sharing his process of invention and exploration of art and science as parallel modes of inquiry.
  • Final discussion with all participants, as well as sculptor Elizabeth Turk, and Scott Schmidt of the Smithsonian Institution. Moderated by Lawrence Weschler.


How to Get Here
The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California, approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for maps and driving directions.