SPEAKER / Thursday 12 September 6-7pm at RMIT Building 80, Lvl 1, Rm 2
An experimental talk based on the absence, transition, processing and observation of light.
Catherine Truman is an established contemporary jeweller and object-maker working across the disciplines of art and science. She is co-founder of Gray Street Workshop, Adelaide South Australia where she currently lives and works.
Truman’s practice is renowned for its diversity and incorporates contemporary jewellery, objects, digital image and film installation with a focus upon the parallels between artistic process and scientific method.
Qualified in the Feldenkrais Method of movement education, Truman has researched historical and contemporary anatomical collections world-wide and has participated in a number of art/science- based projects.
Between 2008 and 2014 she was artist in residence in the Autonomic Neurotransmission Laboratory, the Anatomy and Histology departments and the Ian Gibbins Microscopy Suite at Flinders University, Adelaide. Currently she is a visiting scholar at the Flinders Centre for Ophthalmology, Eye and Vision Research, School of Medicine, Flinders University,
Truman’s current project titled The Visible Light Project: experiments in light and vision incorporates two residencies in tandem - at the Flinders Centre for Ophthalmology, Eye and Vision Research, School of Medicine, Flinders University and the State Herbarium, Botanic Gardens of South Australia to draw ‘creative’ parallels between the physiology and structures of the human eye and plants and the ways both process light into energy.
This presentation will be made available Thursday 26th September 2019.
This project is a part of Radiant Pavilion 2019.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body & the South Australian Government through Arts South Australia.