This seven cassette supplement includes talks by Martha Fleming, William Furlong, Richard Gregory, Cornelia Hesse-Honegger and Johan Pijnappel

Audio Arts: Joseph Beuys Lectures 1996: Art and Science, Cassette 1 Side A – Martha Fleming

Audio Arts: Joseph Beuys Lectures 1996: Art and Science, Cassette 1 Side B – Martha Fleming

Audio Arts: Joseph Beuys Lectures 1996: Art and Science, Cassette 2 Side A – William Furlong

Audio Arts: Joseph Beuys Lectures 1996: Art and Science, Cassette 2 Side B – William Furlong

Audio Arts: Joseph Beuys Lectures 1996: Art and Science, Cassette 3 Side A – Richard Gregory

Audio Arts: Joseph Beuys Lectures 1996: Art and Science, Cassette 3 Side B – Richard Gregory

Audio Arts: Joseph Beuys Lectures 1996: Art and Science, Cassette 4 Side A – Cornelia Hesse-Honegger

Audio Arts: Joseph Beuys Lectures 1996: Art and Science, Cassette 4 Side B – Cornelia Hesse-Honegger

Audio Arts: Joseph Beuys Lectures 1996: Art and Science, Cassette 5 Side A – Arthur Miller

Audio Arts: Joseph Beuys Lectures 1996: Art and Science, Cassette 5 Side B – Arthur Miller

Audio Arts: Joseph Beuys Lectures 1996: Art and Science, Cassette 6 Side A – Mark Pauline

Audio Arts: Joseph Beuys Lectures 1996: Art and Science, Cassette 6 Side B – Mark Pauline

Audio Arts: Joseph Beuys Lectures 1996: Art and Science, Cassette 7 Side A – Johan Pijnappel

Audio Arts: Joseph Beuys Lectures 1996: Art and Science, Cassette 7 Side B – Johan Pijnappel

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Seven lectures addressing the interface between art and science by internationally-renowned academics, artists and writers from Britain, Europe and North America. Presented by The Laboratory at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in collaboration with the Arts council of England and with the Assistance of Southern Arts and the Astor Travel Fund.

More than any other figure this century, the German artist Joseph Beuys has expanded the concepts of painting and sculpture and with them reached into all spheres of human activity, reinventing the role of the artist in society and encouraging partnerships between disciplines which had previously turned their backs on each other. To commemorate the thinking of Beuys, The Laboratory has initiated a series of annual lectures by speakers with highly personal viewpoints which establish areas for discussion regarding current and future artistic practice.

Examining the crossovers between art and science, this year’s programme was chaired by Martin Kemp, professor of the History of Art at Oxford University and took place at the Examination Schools in Oxford on Thursday 9 May and Monday 21 October. Speakers included Martha Fleming, Richard Gregory, Cornelia Hesse-Honegger, Arthur Miller, MarkPauline and Johan Pijnappel. The series commenced with a lecture by William Furlong on the Strategic Interventions of Joseph Beuys which was given at The Royal Society in London on Thursday 25 April.

Cassette 1

Martha Fleming was born in Toronto in 1958 and lives in Montréal and London. over the past fifteen years, she has practised as an artist, collaborating with Lyne Lapointe to develop a unique and complex public art practice on an international scale; as a graphic artist fusing and exploring word and image conjunctions in the context of her own writings and bookworks; and as an art critic and curator, working both independently and in conjunction with museums and artist-run centres. Her work has long been concerned with the similarities between artistic and scientific research and methodologies, and the social and economic reasons behind the arbitrated rift between the two fields.

Side A

  • 00:00:00: Martha Fleming

Side B

  • 00:00:00: Martha Fleming

Cassette 2

William Furlong is editor and producer of Audio Arts which he established in 1973. He has now published over 150 issues comprising original recordings of contemporary art which are distributed internationally. Between 1974 and 1985, he made numerous recordings with Joseph Beuys who saw Audio Arts as a primary medium for the articulation and dissemination of his verbal sculpture. In 1994, Academy Editions in London published Audio Arts: Discourse and Practice in Contemporary Art.

Side A

  • 00:00:00: William Furlong

Side B

  • 00:00:00: William Furlong

Cassette 3

Richard Gregory is Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychology at the University of Bristol. In 1967 he set up the Department of Machine intelligence in Edinburgh with Donald Michie and Christopher Longuet-Higgins. He then moved to Bristol in 1970 to take up a Personal Chair in Neuropsychology and become Director of the Brain and Perception Laboratory in the Medical School. Founder of the Exploratory Science Centre in Bristol, he is now working on the setting up of a Science Centre focused on astronomy at Herstmonceaux Castle in East Sussex.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society and his publications include Eye and Brain, The Intelligent Eye, Mind in Science and The Oxford Companion to the Mind. He is founder editor of the journal Perception.

Side A

  • 00:00:00: Richard Gregory

Side B

  • 00:00:00: Richard Gregory

Cassette 4

Cornelia Hesse-Honegger is a scientific illustrator. She studied at the Commercial Art School in Zurich and completed her training at the Zoological Institute of the University of Zurich and the Zoological Station in Naples and at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Her art depicts the world seen through a microscope. It is a world whose inhabitants are deformed for her work documents mutations in insects and plants which live in the vicinity of nuclear power stations. Hesse-Honegger’s findings imply that the genetic defects which have been responsible for these aberrations are due to exposure to low level radiation which has leaked or is constantly leaking from these facilities. Her conclusions are the subject of intense debate within the scientific community. This year she exhibited at Oxford University Museum.

Side A

  • 00:00:00: Cornelia Hesse-Honegger

Side B

  • 00:00:00: Cornelia Hesse-Honegger

Cassette 5

Arthur Miller is Professor of History and Philosophy of Science and Head of the Department of Science and Technology Studies at University College London. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Corresponding Fellow of l’Académie Internationale d’Histoire des Sciences and is Director of the International History of Physics School at the Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture in Sicily. Professor Miller has lectured and written extensively on the history and philosophy of nineteenth and twentieth century science and technology, cognitive science, scientific creativity, and the relation between art and science. He is the author of several books including lmagery in Scientific Thought: Creating 20th Century Physics and has featured on BBC2’s The Late Show and numerous radio programmes. His latest book is called Insights of Genius: Imagery and Creativity in Science and Art.

Side A

  • 00:00:00: Arthur Miller

Side B

  • 00:00:00: Arthur Miller

Cassette 6

Mark Pauline is the founder of Survival Research Laboratories. Since its inception in November 1978, SRL has operated as an organisation of creative technicians dedicated to re-directing the techniques, tools and tenets of industry, science and the military away from their typical manifestations in practicality, product or warfare. Since 1979, SRL has staged over 45 mechanised presentations in the United States and Europe. Each performance consists of a unique set of ritualised ;interactions between machines, robots and special effects devices, employed in developing themes of socio-political satire. Humans are present only as audience or operators.

Side A

  • 00:00:00: Mark Pauline

Side B

  • 00:00:00: Mark Pauline

Cassette 7

Johan Pijnappel studied Art History at the Rijksuniversiteit in Leiden and is the author of several articles and essays on contemporary art in magazines and journals. He has edited and contributed to numerous books including Art and Technology, World Wide Video, Fluxus Today and Yesterday and Marina Abramovic, Cleaning the House and organised a symposium entitled Art meets Science and Spirituality in a Changing Economy at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 1990.

Side A

  • 00:00:00: Johan Pijnappel

Side B

  • 00:00:00: Johan Pijnappel