Yet, it Moves!  Symposium 


CC Symposium: Yet, It Moves!  

 Are there ways in which artists could work with scientists to not simply translate what science learnt yesterday but expand each other’s fields of interests? 

It is the question nourishing this symposium and “Yet, It Moves!”, a research and exhibition project initiated by Copenhagen Contemporary in 2021, which adventurously seeks to expand the understanding of movement, to ‘yet, move’, even further, the limits of human knowledge.  

The symposium Yet, it Moves! Everything moves – around, above and within us explores one of the fundamental constants in the universe: movement of all kinds and scales, from the tiniest atomic particles to the human body and the macrocosm of the stars.  

The symposium offers a look behind the scenes of the exhibition “Yet, It Moves!” and dive deeply into the subject of movement together with some of the most talented minds who, across art and science, have pushed the knowledge forward on some of the biggest questions about the universe. 

Over the past two years, Danish and international artists have been invited to join “Yet, It Moves!” and work with some of the world’s most prominent research institutions. Their collaboration has resulted in a range of spectacular artworks unfolding the theme of motion as an omnipresent phenomenon and raising awareness of the many complex movement patterns we are all entangled in. Nothing stands still. Even things we consider immutable are in constant motion – within, above and around us. Recognized in glimpses, this greater, moving whole is embodied in spectacular artworks, which you can exclusively experience before anyone else at the symposium before the exhibition opens to the public later the same day.   

Join us for a day in the company of international artists, professors from the research section DARK at the Niels Bohr Institute, researchers in biotechnology and particle physics etc., where you can see and hear more about spectacular artworks and complex phenomena like cosmic movement, stardust, black holes, outer sounds, and the connection between quantum mechanics and human brains. 

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May 11th, Symposium Program 


The symposium meeting point is Hall 6. 

10.30-11.00: Registration and coffee & cake served in Hall 6

11.00-11.10: Marie Laurberg, Director CC, Opening speech    

11.10-11.35: Introduction to Yet, it Moves! by curators and research partners: 

Irene Campolmi, Curator and Researcher of “Yet, it Moves!, CC Copenhagen.
Jannie Haagemann, Senior curator and Head of Exhibitions, CC Copenhagen.
Line Wium Olesen, Assistant Curator, CC Copenhagen.
Jens Hjorth, Professor at the research section DARK at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen.
Andreas Roepstorff, Head of School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University and Founder of IMC, Interacting Minds Centre for the Study of Cognition, Communication and Choice, Aarhus University, Aarhus.
Mónica Bello, Curator and Head of Arts at CERN, Géneva.  

11.35 -12.15: Opening Keynote:  

Everything moves – around, above and within us

Marianne Vestergaard, Head of research section DARK andProfessor at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen. 

12.15-13.00: Lunch in Hall 6

13.00-13.30: A Mindscape of Our Cosmic Origin through Stardust

Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm, Artist (DK).
Arka Sarangi, Researcher in research section DARK at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen. 

 13.30-14.00: Languages and Landscapes

Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Artist (DK/DE).
Melanie Challenger, Writer and researcher on environmental history and philosophy of biology. 

14.00-14.30Mapping the stars of the universe: Henriette Swan Leavitt and the legacy of female astronomers in astrophysics today 

Ligia Bouton, Artist (USA).
Christa Gall, Associate Professor in research section DARK at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen. 

14.30- 15.00: coffee break + cakes

15.00 -15.30: What do you remember that you want the future to remember? Shaping memory to construct futures

Helene Nymann, Artist (DK).
Andreas Roepstorff, Head of Department, School of Culture and Society, and Head and Founder of the Interactive Minds Centre. 

 15.30- 16.15: Art at the Edge of Science

Jenna Sutela, Artist (FIN/DE).
Mónica Bello, Curator and Head of Arts at CERN, Géneva. 

 16.15– 16.30: Conclusive remarks & questions from the public. 

16.30-17.00: Mingling, drinks and pre-opening

Opening schedule 

17.00 Welcome glass for the first in the Foyer with Hasfeldt (DJ set) 
18.00 Opening speeches 
18.15 The doors to the exhibition open 
21:00 Concert by Astrid Sonne 
22:00 Xenia Xamanek (DJ set) 
00:00 Thanks for tonight 

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