Maths, matter & body

Saturday September 14

The desiring arm of maths, matter & body seeks to explore the resonance and contradictions between human bodies, solid matter, statistics, algorithms, gravity, etc. It will centre on imperfection, precision, error, pattern, and erasure, with an emphasis on embodied responses to the inexplicable and the unexplained.


Saturday 14th September

12:00 – 15:00 Workshop
The Old Second-Hand Shop
A drop-in workshop by artist and researcher Martha Todd. Participants are invited to make casts of their perceived “imperfect” body parts. Drop-in format.

19:00 – 19:30 Reading

The Former Lofotposten Building
A reading of raw statistical data by volunteer readers will begin within the exhibition venue. The performance will also continue in the intervals of the evening programme.

19:30 – 20:30 Lectures
The Former Lofotposten Building
Following the lecture The Aesthetics of the Statistics by statistician Kajsa Møllersen, Toril Johannessen presents the lecture The Quantifying Spirit which looks at how numbers, spreadsheets, graphs and calculations are employed to describe and map out the natural world. Through a presentation of her recent work Skogsaken, and the series of works Words and Years (included in the LIAF exhibition), the artist will consider how a concept such as the environment has as much to do with technology as with nature.
Both lectures are in Norwegian.

21:00 – 21:30 Performance
The Former Lofotposten Building
A sonified textiles performance and demonstration by Paola Torres Núñez del Prado exploring the relationship between mathematics, coding, electronic music and the weaving of traditional textiles.

21:30 – 22:00 Video Screening

The Former Lofotposten Building
The Norwegian premier screening of Voyages (1979) by electronic music pioneer Laurie Spiegel.

22:00 – 23:00 Concert
The Former Lofotposten Building
Elatu Nessa performs kuu maakuu kuumaa maata: a music composed of sound loops, chanting, spatialisation and guitar that is dedicated to the full moon of September 2019.