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Micro-Symposium: Art/Science/Spectacle

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Anthony McCall. “Long Film for Four Projectors” (1974). Installation view (2003). Photograph: Hank Graber

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How do immersive artworks, such as those created by Olafur Eliasson, play upon our attraction to the spectacular and a fascination with the mechanics of how things work? Presentations by three internationally renowned speakers trace the history of this phenomenon in art and science, and relate it to wide-ranging developments in consumer culture, optics, psychology, philosophy, and technology.

The Antje B. and John J. Jelinek Endowed Lecture and Symposium on Contemporary Art is made possible through a generous gift to the Chicago Contemporary Campaign. Season support for the MCA lecture and conversation series is generously provided by The Albert Pick, Jr. Fund.

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Recorded Saturday, September 12, 2009 at Museum of Contemporary Art.

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