Art-Science-Fiction: Worldmaking in the Contact Zone

Presented by Khoj International Artists’ Association and Mithila Review

10 March 2018, all day


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If both Science and Art engage in worldmaking, in proposing structures for making sense of the real, science-fiction is a critical faultline in tracing the different sorts of worldmaking at play. The artwork, the book, the film, etc are worlds that can be inhabited. Science and Art produce different kinds of truths, suggesting ways of living and modes of action. This gathering seeks to explore the ligatures in art-science and science-fiction as contact zones, not so different from the interspecies scenes of encounter we know from sci-fi films. Through conversations between artists and writers working with science-fiction, we seek to explore the shifting borderlands between art and science as contact zones through which our worlds can be made and remade.


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