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2008

__4th August 2008
>>Those That Can..
. at the ICA

The Performativity of Matter By Zoe Laughlin
"Materials perform. Stuff is constantly getting up to things. Matter is doing all of the time, at varying scales of time and space, in order to exist and generate the world of objects. The Performativity of Matter is a demonstration lead exploration of materials where the micro is rendered macro, the inanimate is shown to be animate, and material science meets performance. This is your chance to encounter some of the most wondrous matter on earth; from shape-memory paperclips to magnetic liquids, non-Newtonian fluids and radioactive fruit bowls, not to mention the lightest solid in the world."

Presented by >>Brown Mountain College<< at the Insitute of Contemporary Arts, London.

Curtain up 8pm, to book please call the ICA on 020 7930 364

 

__12th June 2008
>> The Wire
Zoe is featrued in this months issue of The Wire magazine and exclusive work is featured on the wire website >> thewire.co.uk

     

 

__7th & 8th June 2008
>> Cheltenham Science Festival

Wake up and smelt the copper:
"The ever resourceful Materials Library team (Zoe Laughlin, Martin Conreen and Mark Miodownik) aren't quite sure what they're going to be allowed to get away for the Smelting Party they are planning for the Cheltenham Science Festival over the weekend of 7–8 June. What's a smelting party? Think of it like a fondue party, but with metals instead of cheese. Smelting is an ancient and mystical ritual to be sure, but it's more likely these days to excite health and safety fears due to all the hot metal and noxious gases. Old will meet new too, with a DIY attempt at aluminium recycling." Hugh Aldersey-Williams


__17th & 18th April 2008
>> Theatre Materials/Materials Theatre
Conference to be held at Central School of Speech and Drama, London .

The Performativity of Matter By Zoe Laughlin
"Materials perform. Stuff is constantly getting up to things. Matter is doing all of the time, at varying scales of time and space, in order to exist and generate the world of objects. The Performativity of Matter is a demonstration lead exploration of materials where the micro is rendered macro, the inanimate is shown to be animate, and material science meets performance. This is your chance to encounter some of the most wondrous matter on earth; from shape-memory paperclips to magnetic liquids, non-Newtonian fluids and radioactive fruit bowls, not to mention the lightest solid in the world."

The Performativity of Matter takes place at 5pm on Thursday the 17th of April, 2008 at Central School of Speech and Drama, London.

 

__23rd February 2008
What Can The Matter Be? II
LIVE at Tate Modern

Join materials scientist Mark Miodownik, artist Zoe Laughlin and designer Martin Conreen as they reveal some of the secrets behind the Tate Modern collection. Featuring the melancholic Lead bell, the essence of fluorescence, musical combs, and other strange materials from the Materials Library. After the talk there will be the opportunity to get hands-on with the materials and play with the demonstrations.

Miodownik, Laughlin and Conreen are part of the Materials Library, a group which explores the beauty, strangeness and science of matter. They specialise in hands-on demonstrations of the art and science of stuff and have produced a free audio tour of the Tate Modern, also called >> What Can The Matter Be?

14.00–15.00
Tate Modern Starr Auditorium
Free, no bookings taken
Seated on a first-come, first-served basis
For 8 years and over

See >> www.tate.org.uk

 

__17th January 2008
Pedegodgy and Practice

Zoe presents some of the Materials for the Advancement of Conceptualisationat The Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies. Read an account of her presentation on the blog of a conference participant >>HERE<<

 

 

2007

__9th Novemberber 2007
Materials Library Presents... Flesh
@ The Welcome Colelction

>> www.wellcomecolleciton.org

How often do we consider flesh as a material, with properties and behaviours that make it truly wondrous stuff? This event is a celebration of the material: flesh in all its glorious forms, from bacon and biceps to figs and fat. For one night only, join Materials Library for an experimental and experiential insight into flesh within the Wellcome Collection galleries. Touch, feel, smell, cut, drill and even taste flesh with experts such as surgeons, bodybuilders, butchers, artists and scientists.

The evening will begin with a performance from champion bodybuilder Big Troy Brown, followed by an introduction by Materials Library and their special guest, before we break out into the gallery space for a hands-on exploration of flesh.

Friday the 9th of November
From 18:30 onwards
Licensed café all evening

This event is free

To book, please call 020 7611 2222 or email the number of tickets you require, together with your full name and telephone number, to   events@wellcomecollection.org

 

__17th October 2007
Materials Library Presents... : Adventurs in Mateirals Science and Art
Zoe will be talking to the Department of Engineering Materials at The University of Sheffield

__21th October 2007
100% Materials
The Sound of Materials

Zoe Laughlin, Mark Miodownik and Martin Conreen will be demonstrating and discussion The SOUnd of Materials. Featuring: The Lead Bell, Tuning forks of varying mater

 

__14th June 2007
Breakig Glass with Sound
>>
For Punk Science at The Science Museum London
Documentation to be released in DVD and book form early 2008. More information coming shortly.

 

__26th and 27th of April 2007
What Can The Matter Be?
LIVE at Tate Modern
as part of The Long Weekend


Join materials scientist Mark Miodownik, artist Zoe Laughlin and designer Martin Conreen as they reveal some of the secrets behind the Tate Modern collection. Featuring the melancholic Lead bell, the essence of fluorescence, musical combs, and other strange materials from the Materials Library. After the talk there will be the opportunity to get hands-on with the materials and play with the demonstrations.

Mark Miodownik, Zoe Laughlin and Martin Conreen are part of the Materials Library, a group which explores the beauty, strangeness and science of matter. They specialise in hands-on demonstrations of the art and science of stuff have produced a free audio tour of the Tate Modern, also called What Can The Matter Be?.

Saturday 26 May 2007, 14.00–15.00
Sunday 27 May 2007, 13.00–14.00

>> http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/thelongweekend2007/9423.htm

 

__18th April 2007
Material Beliefs
symposium
>> http://www.materialbeliefs.com/
Zoe will be presenting the work of Materials Library and discussing her collaborative projects.

 

__14th April 2007
What Can The Matter Be?
an Mp3 for Tate Modern

Intended as an experience for the curious and those interested in the stuff or art, >>What Can The Matter Be?<< is freely available to download from the >>Tate website ( follow the link or punch in http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/tours/materialslibrary/) or iTunes.

 

__13th April 2007
The Sound of Materials at Tate Modern

Zoe Laughlin will be performing demonstrations and discussing the art and science of the sound of materials allong with Material Scientist Dr Mark Miodownik, acoustican Professor Trevor Cox and designer Materin Conreen. They will consider why buildings sound the way they do, why musical instruments are made from particular materials and what sound reveals that light does not.

Following the talk, drinks will be served and you will have the opportunity to play the instruments, encounter the materials and interrogate the demonstration equipment.

The Sound of Materials is bought to you by Materials Library and is timed to coincide with the launch of What Can The Matter Be? – the Materials Library’s new audio accompaniment to Tate Modern. Intended as an experience for the curious and those interested in the stuff or art, >>What Can The Matter Be? will be freely available to download from the Tate website from the 14th of April 2007

Tate Modern Starr Auditorium
£10 (£8 concessions), booking recommended
Evening includes drinks
For tickets call Tate on: 020 7887 8888
or visit >>www.tate.org.uk

Related Pages:
>> The Sound of Materials
>> The Tuning Forks track on What Can The Matter Be?
>> Breaking a Wine Glass With Sound


__5h April 2007
BBC Radio 4 -The Material World
Zoe plays the Combs with Martin Conreen and the tuning forks of varying materiaals star in the programme about The Sound of Materials
Listen again
at >> http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/thematerialworld_20070405.shtml

 

2006

__November 2006
Materials Library Presents... Tate Modern's Rehang

This series of four performative investigations is staged by the interdisciplinary Materials Library group and aims to highlight the science and materiality behind some of the works of art in the Collection displays. Taking each of the four the gallery wings as a site for provocation and investigation, participants experience a tactile encounter with the stuff of art.

No more ‘Please do not touch’; the Materials Library invites you to explore and question the scientific, cultural and sensual nature of materials selected in relation to works from the displays.
Supported by LCACE and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Monday 6 November 2006, 18.30–21.00
Monday 13 November 2006, 18.30–21.00
Monday 20 November 2006, 18.30–21.00
Monday 27 November 2006, 18.30–21.00

To book tickets follow this link>> tate.org.uk

For more information >>click here

 

__26th September 2006
Royal College of Art Materialise Symposium
Zoe will be co-chairing a round table discussion on materials


__29th June 2006
Zoe will be speaking at The Building Centre's seminar A Construction Materials Library for London at 6:30pm on Thursday the 29th of June. More information at >>http://www.buildingcentretrust.org/


__7th June 2006
Materials Library Presents
by Zoe Laughlin
Outlining the activities of the >>materials library at the Science in the Making conference at King's College London.

__7th - 11th June 2006
Cheltenham Science Festival
>>The Materials Library on tour
PLUS... Zoe Laughlin, Mark Miodownik, Martin Conreen and Jen Horrocks are Wax Lyrical. Catch their debut performance of the 'musical candles' act at Science Cabaret on Saturday 10th June at 9pm, Cheltenham Town Hall.

__13th - 16th March 2006
TMS conference >> The Materials Library on tour to San Antonio, Texas, USA
Materials curated and demonstrated by Mark Miodownik, Zoe Laughlin and Martin Conreen.

__2nd March 2006 BBC Radio 4 -The Material World
Zoe talks with presenter Quentin Cooper about The Essence of Fluorescence
Listen again at >> http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/thematerialworld_20060302.shtml as "Quentin Cooper is joined by Professor Anthony Campbell, a medical biochemist at the University of Wales College of Medicine, who patented a bioluminescent jellyfish gene, and Zoe Laughlin, an artist and materials scientist from King's College London who helped to put together the science exhibtion at the Hayward gallery."


__19th January - 2nd April 2006
THE ESSENCE OF FLUORESCECNCE
cabinets of fluorescent curiosity, on displayat The Hayward Gallery, London
As part of " After Image " -an invited scientific response to the work of artist Dan Flavin
>>www.materialslibrary.org.uk/hayward
>>download catalogue of cabinet contents<<
Zoe Laughlin and Mark Miodownik, from the Materials Library, will be taking part in the Science Seances, organised by the Hayward Gallery. The dates for these talks are published on the Hayward's web pages at >>http://www.hayward.org.uk/talks.asp

 

2005

__16th - 21st December 2005
..."These Are Your Instructions" An Instruction Art Exhibit/Event organized by Ric Royer
at Center Stage (6th floor studio), 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD, USA.
[gallery hours 5pm-8pm]
At the invitation of Ric Royer, Zoe is exhibiting her >>triangle problem equation
in the form of a brass plaque/stencil
[>> www.yourinstructions.org ]


__29th November 2005
6:30 - 9:00pm at Tate Modern, London
>>Impermanent Materials ---curation and demonstration of impermanent materials as part of EngineeringArt
[ www.materialslibrary.org.uk ]


__August 2005
..."Das Wunders von Berlin"
Zoe, as guest of Geheimagentur [www.geheimagentur.net] presents;
>>Materials for The Advancement of Conceptualisation __Aerogel: the Lightest Solid on Earth<<


__18th - 22nd July 2005
at The University of Wales, Aberystwyth
CONFERENCE:
"The Articulate Practitioner" [ www.themagdalenaproject.org ]
Zoe will be presenting a version of >>Sugar, The Universe and Nothing


__29th June - 3rd July 2005
P
ractice As Research In Performance (PARIP)
The University of Leeds, UK
CONFERENCE:

Zoe will be presenting as part of the workshop/forum:
"Zero minus One: The appropriation of existing and emerging technologies and their influence on performance practice."

__4th May 2005
>>Sugar, The Universe and Nothing
(lecture)
At The University of Wales, Aberystwyth. In 'Physics A' at 3pm
To the undergraduate Performance and Scenography students [ http://www.aber.ac.uk/performance/index_alt.htm ]


__15th April 2005
>>
EngineeringArt symposium at Tate Modern
Zoe will be curating and demonstrating samples from the >>EngineeringArt materials library [ www.materilaslibrary.org.uk ]


__6th - 10th April 2005
C
entre for Performance Research (CPR) [ www.thecpr.org.uk ]
Aberystwyth, Wales, UK
CONFERENCE:
..."Towards Tomorrow?" -an international gathering exploring the relationship between practice, performance and theatre.
Zoe will be presenting:
6th April: a >>Sugar Relocation Exercise at the opening of the conference
7th April: her talk >>Sugar, The Universe and Nothing where Zoe concludes with a critique of the conference formula.
Throughout the conference Zoe will also be part of the Generation 24 panel

 

ZOE LAUGHLIN

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