Cultural heritage and contemporary art
- Fri 2517:00-17:50
With reference to the interactive sculpture by Yiannis Kranidiotis Touch Me and its connection to the Cycladic figurines, the way in which the cultural heritage affects, feeds and also inspires contemporary artistic practice will be presented. Is it possible to use modern technology to transform tradition? Can we overcome the link with our heritage and how difficult is it to avoid bad taste and maintain the contemporary aesthetics?
Yiannis Kranidiotis (GR)
Yiannis Kranidiotis is new media artist whose work explores the relationship between science and art using mainly light and sound to create spaces and experiences where both coexist and interact. He is interested in physical phenomena like the harmonic oscillation, the natural repeatability and the wave movement and also in exploring and transforming scientific data, like the new exoplanet discoveries or the solar wind properties. Many of his works include motion and interaction where others includes data processing and sonification methods. This requires a cross-disciplinary work with sound, visual arts, coding, electronics and physics. He has a BS in Physics from University of Partas and M.Sc. in Optics from Essex University. He lives and works in Athens