Harvesting Collections for Social and Scientific Benefit: Hidden Stories at the Herbarium of RBGE
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Harvesting Collections for Social and Scientific Benefit: Hidden Stories at the Herbarium of RBGE

The advent of the era of Big Data has highlighted a truism in scientific discovery: an inference is only as good as the data that underlie it. While it is tempting to believe that large, open-access data repositories are a recent invention, in fact scientific collections such as herbaria have been filling this purpose for … Continue reading

Between the Waves and Unquiet Mind: Slow Walking at the Aberdeen Beach
Creativity / Participatory Art / Performance Art

Between the Waves and Unquiet Mind: Slow Walking at the Aberdeen Beach

The sound of waves struggling against the air, the earth and each other is very loud. Listening to it for nearly two hours triggered the feelings of annoyance, awareness, and astonishment: I wanted the noise to stop at once. Acknowledging the ocean’s existence, I, impressed, realised that the waves never stop hitting the shore. The … Continue reading

Picturing Science reading group on Paul Klee
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Picturing Science reading group on Paul Klee

The reading group Picturing Science is back on Tuesday, October 10th at 1pm in New King’s 15. We shall be discussing Paul Klee “On Modern Art”, an intriguing reading suggested by Marc Higgin (School of Social Science, University of Aberdeen) and Anne Douglas (Grays School of Art, Robert Gordon University). Please click on the link … Continue reading

Slow Walking on the Beach: Reflections on a Participatory Walk with Bibo Keeley
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Slow Walking on the Beach: Reflections on a Participatory Walk with Bibo Keeley

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 was one of the foggiest days I’ve seen in Aberdeen—it was the first time I ever had to drive with my fog lights on. It was on this murky, grey, dreary autumnal Aberdeen day that my Performance Art class was scheduled to participate in a slow walk on Aberdeen Beach with … Continue reading

Learning to Touch: Caroline Inckle’s ‘Black Swan White Elephant’ at Seventeen, Belmont Street
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Learning to Touch: Caroline Inckle’s ‘Black Swan White Elephant’ at Seventeen, Belmont Street

On Wednesday 8th March, students in Dr. Amy Bryzgel’s Postmodern Art class took a field trip to visit several of Aberdeen’s visual arts spaces, including Seventeen on Belmont Street. The current exhibition in the upstairs gallery is Black Swan White Elephant, by North East-based artist Caroline Inckle. Inckle’s exhibition takes the form of a giant … Continue reading

Maja Bekan’s Exhibition at the CCA in Warsaw – On whether a gallery security guard who speaks English can become an artist
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Maja Bekan’s Exhibition at the CCA in Warsaw – On whether a gallery security guard who speaks English can become an artist

  Maja Bekan’s exhibition 23 Assemblies at the Zamek Ujazdowski – Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Warsaw curated by Anna Ptak invites its visitors to take part in the process of the gallery guards becoming performance artists. Bekan was an artist in residence at the CCA and the exhibition is the result of her … Continue reading

Amnesiac Spaces and Ephemeral Aesthetics: Postmodern Cities
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Amnesiac Spaces and Ephemeral Aesthetics: Postmodern Cities

Next Wednesday, March 15th, Bárbara Barreiro will give a talk at the University of Aberdeen as part of the Film and Visual Culture Research Seminar series. The talk will take place at 12:00 in Meeting Room 3 of the Sir Duncan Rice Library. Text by Bárbara Barreiro, visiting PhD student at the University of Aberdeen, … Continue reading