Dear Forum friends,
- We had an excellent turnout for our gathering
Cynthia Pannucci, director and founder
Art Science Collaborative" in
York City.It was more of a party than a meeting. That came to be as our
goal was simply to get to know one another and share our ideas for the
integration of Science and Art. Cynthia was open, interested and
inspirational! Since we stared in the late afternoon, there was plenty of
time for relaxed social interaction,"time in the lobby"as Judith
After the meeting we went up to Hillary's cozy den and watched a video of
a recent FSCIART art show and Sky' 3 minute film. A group photograph was taken
which Cynthia plans to post on their website. It was a significant meeting
East and the West "Sci-art" buffs. Cynthia hope to start a small
group fashioned like ours in her new home in Florida. The door has opened
to future collaboration with ASCI! Everyone is encouraged to become a member.
Our next meeting will be Jan. 13th at Judy and Jim's new studio. Detail
will be posted on this site soon.
- You can catch up with ASCI and Cynthia's
perspective on this meeting at: https://www.asci.org
Now on permanent exhibit,
Santa Fe Community College Planetarium.
They can also be seen online at: https://concernedpeople.org/freer/
Espace Rigault, Basel Switzerland.
Nov. 27 - Dec 16, 2003.
"1001 Reasons to Love the Earth"
2000 Foundation. Seoul, S. Korea
Dear Forum friends,
What a wonderful "welcome back" evening.hank
you one and all for showing up on a monday night in such
good spirits. Lots of news and interesting projects brewing!
Thank you Sky for hosting us once again
and for sharing your monumental,deeply moving film,"Field
of Green". I am pleased to announce that we were right!
Hilary would be delighted to host our evening with ASCI
founder, Cynthia Pannucci on the Friday
evening after Thanksgiving,the 28th.
I Would like suggestions and a small committee
of support to figure out the details. Jean suggested
showing his 20 minutes video on the cello/art evening at
the Awakening. I think members should bring something they
have created ala sci-art. She wants to know what we have
been up to. I will be forwarding the ASCI's November newsletter
in a few days. Do send your suggestions. We were delighted
to welcome Jean's friend, Hans Tuerstig.Ph .D.
whose area of expertise is India. His web site is digital-artwork.net.
The program for the coming season is wide open. Please
let me now if you have something you would like to present,ideas
you would like to toss out to the group for discussion,
a place you would like us all to visit, a topic of interest
to you for "collaborative inquiry".
Judy and Jim have
converted my old studio where we met for 2 years,into a
photography studio. They are willing to host a meeting
there soon. There is a such a rich diversity in our group.
I am very excited about the coming season even though I
don't know what is going to happen. We invent ourselves
as we go along!
I am not sure who I am reporting to as nearly
everyone was able to come to Hilary's fabulous new home
for our June party meeting. Thank you profusely, Hilary
for a memorable evening exploring the many facets of your
magical space. The sunset story telling at the kiva, the
art tour and talk, Alex's vivid humanistic description
of the habits of a neuron, the bounty of good food made
this truly and evening of science and art we will all remember.
I think it was also the latest meeting of the season and
we still haven't seen Jean's video on the music and art
Dear Forum friends,
- Sky has located a film
that he highly recommends for our next meeting, Tuesday,April
8th,"Theremin, An Electronic Odyssey".
Join us at 7:15 PM at Sky's studio.
- Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (1993 )
- A documentary on the life and achievements
of Leon Theremin, a Russian scientist
and musician who invented the world's first electronic
musical instrument. It follows his life, career, and contributions
from 1928, through his kidnapping by Stalinist agents in
1938, years of exile and service to the Soviet state to
his return to America at age 95. This documentary explore
his personal and professional life with candid interviews
of colleagues, electronic music luminaries such as Robert
Moog. It also highlight Theremin's influence in
classical music, Hollywood movie soundtracks, and contemporary
performers such as Brian Wilson of the
Beach Boys or Todd Drudge, Laurie Anderson, Donald
Fagen and many other.
- Dear Forum friends,
- "An Evening of Art and Music" was the first event we have sponsored for the general public. Life is one choice after another. Anyone who chose to come, chose wisely. Michelle offered her splendid space at The Awakening Gallery in Santa Fe, Michael set it resonating with his beautiful cello, members saw their artwork come to life with the musical vibrations and we all enjoyed a time to "meet and greet" over refreshments
- Michael Kott is a Santa
Fe cellist, and composer who worked with many highly acclaimed
musicians and performance artists such as award winning
bassist Victor Wotten, Mark O'connor and
Artist of the Year, Robert Mirabal in
the PBS special,"Music from a Painted Cave".
Michael is an experimental musician and performance artist,
currently producing music for an all cello tour this spring.
He just returned from a performance in New York City with
opera diva, Sasha Lazard. Michael played several piece inspired by Forum artists' works and presented his views on "Musical Vibrations and the Spectrum"
- From 6:30 PM on it the place was "humming" with
team- work. Jean helped Michael with the sound equipment
and Michelle with the video, Doug was everywhere doing
what needed to be done. Hilary tended the food and plans
for changing artwork with Ursula. Raphaella created our
donation sign. It all came together beautifully. Thanks
to everyone for making this a memorable event Special thanks
to you, Michelle, not just for the space but also for all
your time and thought. I have sent a thank you note to
Michael who I feel gave us his very best. People left last night, resonating at a
different frequency than when they arrived. No matter what
is happening out there, it makes a difference to know that
we are part of a universe of infinite beauty and order.
Snapshots from the
upcoming video: "An Evening of Art and Music"
|Click to enlarge picture
January - February 2003
Dear Forum friends,
Out next meeting will be Tuesday,
Feb. 4th at 7pm at Sky David's studio. Note
the switch from Thursday to Tuesday. This
meeting is an opportunity for everyone to have their
say in directing the course of the Forum.
The first part the evening will be like a
networking party of sorts. It is suggested that everyone
bring two things of interest to them: some of their art
work, a significant book, an article of clothing that you
are very fond of but seldom wear for whatever reason etc,etc.
Be creative. The whole idea here is to create a situation
whereby we have fun getting to know each other's unique
qualities and special interests. Also there will be index
cards handy to write down ideas of things we might do together
in the Forum. These will be pulled from a hat during our
brainstorming session which follows the party, lead by Richard
Kramer. The photography show at the Los Alamos
library opens on the 30th. You will be able to see some
of Larry Campbell's work there. Michael
Kott, the cellist I spoke of, has agreed to be
with us for our March 4th meeting. His science and art
fascination is with the interface of color and music. More
on the details later. Circle that date and be thinking
of who you might invite to join us. See you next Tuesday,the
We had a fine turnout for Alex
Nugent's presentation at the Forum meeting last
night. It is not easy to squeeze years of investigation
into an hour long talk but Alex was up for the challenge.
Considering all the interaction with the members, he
got his idea across very clearly. It is very exciting
to be on the sidelines of something significant like
this emerging into the scientific arena. Alex will be
graduating in the spring and will spend a year in Santa
Fe before starting graduate school so we will be able
to follow his progress with this project.
We then had a planning meeting
which for me was a lot of fun. Good ideas kept popping
up. Doug suggested that we find a theme and generate art
around it, creating an art show that might actually go
on tour. ASCI sent out a call for a juried show around
a theme this winter. I will find the announcement and send
it to you. However, it was getting late so we decided to
continue brainstorming and sharing, at our next meeting,.
Judith observed that "we have been spending time in
the auditorium when we should be out in the lobby".
So, bring two items to the meeting that are significant
to you. They may hold the seeds of a future activity or
project or may tell us something interesting about yourself
that we may not have know. We are going to "stir the
pot” so to speak, get our considerable energy pool
WE ARE GOING TO
TRY OUT MEETING ON TUESDAY NIGHTS INSTEAD
OF THURSDAYS. OUR NEXT MEETING WILL BE TUESDAY,
FEBRUARY 4TH. Please let me know whether
Tuesdays are OK for you. Many thanks to Alex
and to Sky for once again hosting our meeting.