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December 11 - 13, 2009
(Open to the public only on December 11 )

Main Venue:
Storefront for Art and Architecture 97 Kenmare Street, New York, NY 10012 USA

Organized by:
Center for Contemporary Art, CCA Kitakyushu
in collaboration with Storefront for Art and Architecture

Curated by:
Akiko Miyake / CCA Kitakyushu
Joseph Grima / Storefront

Ruben Coen Cagli / Neuroscience
Trisha Donnelly / Visual Art
Didier Fiuza Faustino / Architecture
Joan Jonas / Visual Art
Lisa Kaltenegger/ Astrophysics
Kazuo Okanoya / Brain Science
Damon Rich / Urban Design

BRIDGE THE GAP? aims to create the ongoing forum by Artists, Scientists, Designers, and thinkers of the humanities to exchange the ideas and stimulate each other in an interdisciplinary exploration with respecting the different approach and value embedded in each discipline. After the first BTG? of 2001 inviting 30 specialists from Art, Science and Humanity took place in Kitakyushu (www.btgjapan.org), the second in Milan, the third in Chiang Mai, the fourth in Kitakyushu/Shanghai and the fifth in Venice were organized with changing the scale and the venue constantly.

By making the coffee break a central forum and by enhancing the exchange between participants, BTG? poses the question concerning the necessity of actual and virtual salons now. BTG? proposes a non-linear, non-hierarchical approach to knowledge production – to go beyond the boundaries of disciplines and to overcome the fears of pooling knowledge. Classical conferences emphasized order and stability. In contrast, we now see fluctuations instability: the unpredictable. In non-equilibrium physics, you find various notions of unstable systems and the dynamics of unstable environments. Instead of certitudes, BTG? expresses connective possibilities.

The field of reflection and discussion coming from the different perspective will begin to broaden, deepen and create the ground to work in collaboration.

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