ANNA SALMANE

  1. Exhibition viewETĪDE / STUDYAnna Salmane, Krišs Salmanis in collaboration with Kristaps Pētersonsat 'Contemporary Landscape', Cēsis Art Festival15 July - 14 August, 2016Old BreweryCesis, LatviaAt a time when even important national policies are made, based on religious arguments or prejudices, we felt it is relevant to hear the views of people whose discoveries are part of informed knowledge about the world. While making this work, we interviewed 12 scientists about their research, its influence on their fellow wo/men and their own world views. We concluded all interviews with the question, "What is the meaning of life?' The scientists of mentioned the significance of cooperation and pluralism. Many of them emphasized the role of an open mind and ability to accept the limitations of their own cognitive processes. Hence the piece consists not of the answers given by the scientists but of the sounds of their thinking.We edited the recordings leaving just the “thinking sounds” (ummm’s, eh’s, laughter, sighs etc.). These were arranged into a 6 minute song, each scientist performing in their own speaker. Our humble thanks go to:Andris Ambainis, Ph.D., quantum computing (LV)Justin Bray, Ph.D., astrophysics, astronomy (AU/GB)Stefano Camera, Ph.D., physics, astrophysics (IT)Katrīna Ērenpreisa, Dr. habil. med., biomedicine (LV)Vjačeslavs Kaščejevs, Ph.D., quantum physics (LV)Jānis Liepiņš, Dr. biol., microbiology (LV)Sue Lillis, Ph.D., molecular biology, genetics (GB)Ingrīda Puriņa, Ph.D., aquatic ecology (LV)Bryce Sadtler, Ph.D., physical chemistry (US)Tarmo Soomere, Ph.D., cybernetics (EE)Vincent C H Tong, Ph.D., geophysics (HK/GB)Christian S. Wirkner, Ph.D., evolutionary biology (DE)

    Exhibition view

    ETĪDE / STUDY

    Anna Salmane, Krišs Salmanis in collaboration with Kristaps Pētersons
    at 'Contemporary Landscape', Cēsis Art Festival
    15 July - 14 August, 2016
    Old Brewery
    Cesis, Latvia

    At a time when even important national policies are made, based on religious arguments or prejudices, we felt it is relevant to hear the views of people whose discoveries are part of informed knowledge about the world. While making this work, we interviewed 12 scientists about their research, its influence on their fellow wo/men and their own world views. We concluded all interviews with the question, "What is the meaning of life?' The scientists of mentioned the significance of cooperation and pluralism. Many of them emphasized the role of an open mind and ability to accept the limitations of their own cognitive processes. Hence the piece consists not of the answers given by the scientists but of the sounds of their thinking.

    We edited the recordings leaving just the “thinking sounds” (ummm’s, eh’s, laughter, sighs etc.). These were arranged into a 6 minute song, each scientist performing in their own speaker.


    Our humble thanks go to:
    Andris Ambainis, Ph.D., quantum computing (LV)
    Justin Bray, Ph.D., astrophysics, astronomy (AU/GB)
    Stefano Camera, Ph.D., physics, astrophysics (IT)
    Katrīna Ērenpreisa, Dr. habil. med., biomedicine (LV)
    Vjačeslavs Kaščejevs, Ph.D., quantum physics (LV)
    Jānis Liepiņš, Dr. biol., microbiology (LV)
    Sue Lillis, Ph.D., molecular biology, genetics (GB)
    Ingrīda Puriņa, Ph.D., aquatic ecology (LV)
    Bryce Sadtler, Ph.D., physical chemistry (US)
    Tarmo Soomere, Ph.D., cybernetics (EE)
    Vincent C H Tong, Ph.D., geophysics (HK/GB)
    Christian S. Wirkner, Ph.D., evolutionary biology (DE)

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