Preview 5: Beyond Color at the Napa Lighted Art Festival 18 Jan 2019

Members of the Ordered Universe team will be in California in January 2019 for the Napa Lighted Art Festival, bringing our favourite blend of medieval history, modern science, and mesmerising art to the west coast of the USA for the first time.

This is the fifth in a series of posts designed to tell you more about each of our events at the Napa Lighted Art Festival and how you can get involved.



Event: Beyond Color
Date: 18 Jan 2019
Time: 10am–11:30pm
Location: Napa County Historical Society, The Goodman Library, 1219 1st Street, Napa, CA 94559
Tickets: We strongly recommend booking tickets for this event. Tickets are free and are available via Eventbrite here.

What is color? How do we perceive it? Join multi-media sculptor Alexandra Carr, and experimental psychologist Joshua Harvey, both from the UK, in an exploration of color from very different perspectives. They will open up the science of human color vision – how we see and process the world around us. Theories of color from the past will be presented, and how they can stimulate modern thinking on the subject. Moving from science and theory to contemporary art, Alexandra will reflect on how scientific thinking from the past and the present engage artistic practice and inspire creativity.

This event is part of the Napa Lighted Arts Symposium Series and is hosted by the Parks and Recreation Services Department, City of Napa.

About the Presenters

Pic AlexAlexandra Carr is an artist working with patterns in nature, natural processes and phenomena. Trained at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design and Camberwell College of Art (Ceramics), she has exhibited work at the Fondation Cartier in Paris, in collaboration with Jean-Paul Gaultier, worked at galleries including Tate Britain, and as a model maker for Sir Norman Foster. A varied range of commissions include pieces for Radiohead; competitions include a shortlisted piece for the Arts@CERN COLLIDE International Award. A Leverhulme Trust Artistic Residency, ‘Sculpting with Light’, at Durham University, involved collaborating with medieval and modern cosmology. She is currently exploring kinetic and interactive sculptures with a particular focus on phase changes, smart materials and new technologies.

Pic JoshJoshua S. Harvey: Joshua is a researcher at the University of Oxford, investigating visual neuroscience with medieval questions. After his first degree—a Masters in Biochemistry at Oxford and the Weizmann Institute, Israel—he undertook a PhD in collaboration with the Ordered Universe research project. His doctoral research explores medieval theories of sensory perception surrounding light, colour, sound and speech. Other research interests involve high-speed imaging of acoustic phenomena, visualization, and display technology.

Some images by Rosie Reed Gold, please contact the Ordered Universe team for further info. Images in the collage box represent works by Alexandra Carr, Cate Watkinson and The Projection Studio.

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