Boston Hosts a New, Major Science and Art Work

by Michael Cox

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Thursday October 3, 2013

From dusk to dawn on Oct. 10 through the 13, the winner of the 2010 German Sound Art Prize, Florian Dombois' "uboc No. 1 & stuVi2" will light up the Boston skyline.

The site-specific public artwork will be the artistic centerpiece for TransCultural Exchange's 2013 Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts, Engaging Minds.

Dombois typically works with specific places, using maps and topography. His art explores the relationship between art and science -- in particular, seismic activity. In this way, scientific experiments take on an artistic character and art becomes a science.

During TransCultural Exchange's Conference, he will shoot a laser over half a mile (across the Boston University bridge, along I90) between Boston University's new Student Dorm and the Law School. The red laser will measure and project the movement -- the geophysical dialog -- between the two.

"uboc No. 1 & stuVi2" will also bring attention to the Conference's theme, "Engaging Minds." The piece will underscore the Conference's aim to help artists not only learn about ways that they can engage with their international peers, but also ways that their work can engage in other fields of discipline.

The Art work will be live streaming on: