Salon Souterrain. Art & Science
Mittwoch, 17. Juni 2020, 18 Uhr
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00:00:14 Title / Graphic artwork by Cléo Duplan
00:00:22 Concert begins
00:01:22 Introduction by Ragnheiður Erla Björnsdóttir
00:02:35 1# piece: Jean Sibelius – Suite in A major
2nd movement: Andante con Moto / Paintings by Jakob Gasteiger / dance performance by Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe
00:06:08 Begin of Panel discussion / Introduction by Alexandra Graupner
00:11:27 Introduction by Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe and Lena Fankhauser
00:21:50 Moderation by Elena Agudio begins
00:38:00 Talk by Bisi Lalemi
00:55:41 Performance by Lucie Strecker
01:13:55 Talk by Silvia Bulgheresi
01:23:02 Talk by Laurent Derobert
01:31:20 Talk by Alexander Nikolic
01:39:19 Talk by Marino Formenti
01:49:15 Talk by Cedrik Fermont
02:05:47 Talk by Marie-Luce Nadal
02:15:39 Talk by Jean Muabantu
02:35:42 Panel discussion’s Wrap-up
02:42:47 Back to the concert
02:43:47 2# piece: Joseph Haydn – Opus 53 Nr. 1
02:54:42 3# piece: Zoltan Kodaly – Intermezzo
03:00:32 End credits
Science to the rescue of art?
Contemporary artistic creation seems to be increasingly nourished by aesthetics and scientific methods. The duty of permanence and irrefutability of science makes it a new Eldorado for artistic creation, which seems to find something greater than itself, a new god marked with the seal of truth as a search engine. Art, known as a unique expression of our biological specificity, draws by its phenomenon a primary function of this strange animal that we are, physiologically constituted to imagine, to tell, but also, to believe.
Focused on a relationship between fiction and reality, these two fields, art and science, propose hypotheses of understanding and manipulation of the world that it is legitimate to question. When Art is inspired and shaped by contact with the so-called “hard” sciences in the same way as society, it is legitimate to ask what power is thus attributed to science? Are we at the level of sorcerer’s apprentices, and can a counter-power be opposed to it? against terror and its untiring weapon, in spite of their personal tears, all men who, not being able to be saints and refusing to admit the “ideals”, nevertheless decide to become doctors.
SALON SOUTERRAIN is a format created by Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe in 2018 as a response to the unbridled accentuation of the exclusionary dynamics, which have become the prerogative of our societies in Europe.
In 2019, Lena Fankhauser, funder of music (CH)AMBER became cooperation partner and is curating the orchestral music program (trio, quartet, ensemble).
Cléo Duplan, cooperation partner since 2019, is funder of “Les Lunes Bergers”, a publishing house of books-objects that offers a stage space to take away. The totem object in limited series represents in a device of reading-manipulation the heart of each problematic dealt by Salon Souterrain.
Lucie Strecker, Marie-Luce Nadal, Laurent Derobert, Cleo Duplan, Bisi Lalemi, Alexander Nikolic, Silvia Bulgheresi, Cedrik Fermont, Marino Formenti, Jean Muabantu.
Moderation for the discussion: Elena Agudio
The Schoenberg Trio was born when three musicians, Johannes Fleischmann, Lena Fankhauser and Philipp Comploi were brought together as a string trio to open the Lower Austrian’s 2019 Haydn Festival. This gave rise to a regular musical partnership that encompasses music from Haydn to their namesake Schoenberg and well beyond.
Jean Sibelius—————Suite in A major
2nd movement: Andante con Moto
Joseph Haydn————-Opus 53 Nr. 1
Coproduction: AIL Angewandte Innovation Lab, Kulturen in Bewegung, Dig Up Productions. In collaboration with W&K Wienerroither Kohlbacher; Thanks to Benoit Jouan for the theorical research and to Jakob Gasteiger for his exhibition visible during the concert.