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Online Yasmin discussion
collaboration @rt Outsiders, Leonardo/Olats, Yasmin

Sept 25 – Oct 15 - 2009

Leonardo/Olats in collaboration with the @rt Outsiders Festival is pleased to propose this Yasmin discussion on "Habitability and exteme environments".

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The 2009 edition of the @rt Outsiders Festival that takes place at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie from Sept 9 to October 11, focuses on extreme environments with the title "(Un)inhabitable? Art of extreme environments".

We will hold a YASMIN discussion from September 25 to October 15 2009 on how artists and scientists are involved in questions of habitability and extreme environments

This discussion will be moderated by the organisers
Jean-Luc Soret, artistic director of the @rt Outsiders Festival
Annick Bureaud, theoretician and art critic, director of Leonardo/Olats
Roger Malina, Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille Provence

These are environments that were, until recently, uninhabited by human beings and that contemporary science and technology turn into “inhabitable” places (Antarctica, underwater world, outer space, deserts); but also those that are becoming “uninhabitable” due to the impacts of our way of life (pollution, technological accidents, economical pressures and global warming).
(Un)Inhabitable? – Art of Extreme Environments presents works that explore the meaning of living in extreme environments, in the imaginary realm as well as in the physical one, in the political, social and environmental fields as well as in the poetic ones.
Beyond the exhibition, on September 16th, a conference is organised at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, on "The geopolitical stakes of the energy ressources of the arctic zone" (6 – 8 pm)

Everyone is invited to participate in the discussion.

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