Thursday Seminar on "Sculpting Science: An Experiment in Art"
Date: 27 July, 2017
Time: 15:30 - 16:30
Venue: Main Building Lecture Room - G1
Coordinator: Prof. Jyotsna Vijapurkar
Speaker: Shri Sukant Saran, TIFR,
Scientific techniques and concepts unravel a wondrously beautiful hidden world which is intimately connected with what is visible. Artists, as is their wont, respond intuitively to its beauty and mystery; capturing and expressing that essence becomes a satisfying artistic pursuit. The Art about Science, existing independently on its own, can also be used effectively in education and outreach. In this talk I would elaborate on the aesthetic in Science, the scope of Art-Science interaction, and my efforts in the form of digital works and sculptures.
About the speaker:
A physicist turned artist, Sukant Saran considers Art a compelling means of self-expression and communication. His abstract pen-works have been shown in two exhibitions, â€œMeditationsâ€ (1998) and â€œMindscapesâ€ (2001), at Nehru Centre, Mumbai. He has held three exhibition of science-based art; (a) â€œScientific Art â€“ A Creative Interactionâ€ (2006, IISc, Bangalore), (b) â€œSciSightsâ€ (2009, TIFR), and (c) â€œScales: Micrograph-Photo Montagesâ€ (2012, TIFR and Panjab University, Chandigarh). Currently, he is involved in making science-based sculptures.