ArtsTech LA   +  For Your Art

ArtsTech LA + For Your Art invite you to a special panel discussion and cocktail party celebrating the launch of artist Rachel Sussman's new book The Oldest Living Things in the World.


Rachel will be joined by Paola Antonelli of MOMA, Michael Russell of JPL and Woodward Fischer of CalTech as they discuss the subject of her work: Deep Time. 


Limited Edition signed books will be available.


Join us for drinks, delicious treats and community.

Culture Brain Academy at Maker City LA
1933 S. Broadway 11th Floor, Suite 1141
Date TBD
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Rachel Sussman


2014 Guggenheim Fellow

LACMA Art + Technology Grant Winner

@OLTW   @_sussman_

Paola Antonelli

Senior Curator of Architecture & Design, MoMA

Director of Research & Development, MoMA


Michael J. Russell, BSc., PhD.

Research Scientist, JPL
Planetary Chemistry and Astrobiology

Woodward W. Fischer, PhD.

Assistant Professor of Geobiology, Caltech
Geological and Planetary Sciences

About the Speakers

Rachel Sussman is a contemporary artist based in Brooklyn, New York. For nearly a decade she has researched, worked with biologists, and traveled all over the world to photograph continuously living organisms 2,000 years old and older. This work spans disciplines, continents, and millennia: it’s part art and part science, has an innate environmentalism, and is underscored by an existential incursion into deep time. Her first book, The Oldest Living Things in the World, reached shelves in April 2014, with forewords by Carl Zimmer and Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Rachel was recently named a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow and was also awarded a LACMA Art + Technology grant.

Paola Antonelli is the Senior Curator of Architecture & Design and the Director of Research & Development at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. She has mounted some of MOMA's most seminal exhibitions like Design and the Elastic Mind and Talk to Me. Paola also spearheaded the collection of 14 important video games for MOMA as well as the acquisition of the "@" symbol, which is now part of MOMA's permanent collection.

Her latest project is a curatorial experiment on the relationship between design and violence.

Michael Russell is a Research Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology where he is testing his "Water World" theory on the emergence of life. He also speaks about the confluence of ideas between Art and Science and the ancient connection between the two. He gave this TEDx talk on his wider interest on how disequilibria of various states in the Universe throughout time has driven, and drives, creativity.

Woodward "Woody" Fischer is an assistant Professor of Geobiology in Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology. His research generally falls in the subdiscipline of Historical Geobiology—combining techniques from field geology, analytical chemistry, and biology—to understand and explore the relationships between life and Earth surface environments through diverse and fundamental transitions in Earth history.

The Oldest Living Things in the World

The event will take place on Saturday 5/17/14 5:30pm at the CultureBrain Academy inside Maker City LA. Maker City LA is located in downtown LA at 1933 S. Broadway, 11th floor, LA 90007.

There is metered parking on Broadway and two self pay lots.

We're also 2 blocks from the Blue Line Grand Station at Washington and several bus stops so consider taking public transit :)


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