SUPERFLEX – a conversation about the interplay between underwater species and humans. And how art and science can make the world a better place

Talk
SUPERFLEX will engage in a conversation, unfolding how the artist group works with scientific methods, data and research in the making of their artworks.
20 Nov 13:00 - 14:30
Location: Roskilde Festival Højskole

Recently, artist group SUPERFLEX has let art and science merge in an art practice focused on balancing the coexistence of species on Earth.

In a large-scale art project at the Roskilde University campus, the group is currently working on creating awareness and communication between species. In workshops with the humans inhabiting the campus (students, researchers and staff) they have explored how human perspectives can be related to those of underwater species (fish, coral and algae).

Join the conversation with the artists about the coexistence of species on earth and what happens when art and science meet in practice such as that of the internationally acclaimed artist group SUPERFLEX.

SUPERFLEX – formed in 1993 by Jakob Fenger, Bjørnstjerne Christiansen and Rasmus Rosengren – has just received the Crown Prince Couple's Cultural Prize 2021. At the awards ceremony on 25 September, the Crown Prince highlighted the group's abilities to ask critical questions and come up with new inspiring solutions to some of society's great challenges.

One of the collective's recent projects is SuperRev where they work with scientists to restore and strengthen the marine biodiversity, and they have recently put biodiversity on the agenda for the UN General Assembly in New York with the works Vertical Migration and Interspecies Assembly.

The language used in this event is English.

Moderator is Maria Kjær Themsen.