|Date:||Tuesday 6 Aug, 12pm - 1pm|
|Location:||AUT City Campus
WZ Building, WZ416
Join us for a free public lecture by AUT’s Artist in Residence, Joseph Michael.
Joseph will discuss the interconnected and cross disciplinary aspects of his work, illustrated by two projects at the intersection of science and art.
'Antarctica - while you were sleeping' was described as ‘a cinematic collision of nature and architecture’. This full-scale 360° projection of a life size majestic iceberg was projected onto the Auckland War Museum in 2017. Joseph will present elements of the expedition and creation of the projection which showcased the untouched beauty of Antarctica.
Joseph will also share an update on the project he’s working on during his residency at AUT. Kauri - Raised up Sky is the working title of the ambitious project to create the first ever, life-size, digital reconstruction of Tāne Mahuta, New Zealand's largest known living kauri tree. Learn about the collaborative interplay between science and art informing the work, and how data and scientific tools used to create the artwork are in turn helping to inform critical forest management and forest ecology decisions, as well as providing a digital archive of these significant cultural and historical heritage sites.
The talk will be followed by a Q&A with Joseph Michael and his science collaborator, Associate Professor Barbara Bollard, School of Applied Science.