Screening THURSDAY 18 MARCH at 7pm in the mediatheatre.
Do Art and Science Tell the Same Story?
A Conversation Between Jeremy Diggle and Adrian Currie.
In association with the exhibition Narvik's Complaint, Artist Jeremy Diggle and Philosopher Adrian Currie discuss the relationship between Art, Science and the human drive for knowledge.
Narvik’s Complaint is an installation by Jeremy Diggle at the Film Archive mediagallery from Wednesday February 17 to Thursday April 1. The exhibition is inspired by the CERN Large Hadron Collider project in Switzerland and it’s search for the Higgs Boson, sometimes known as the God Particle. In this discussion Diggle and Currie ask; Can we observe the unobservable? Is there one true narrative? Do art and science tell the same story? Jeremy Diggle is a British born artist who is currently head of the Massey University School of Fine Arts in Wellington. His artistic career started in the late 1970s as a painter, performance artist and video maker. In 2010 Diggle is now well known as an artist and storyteller who experiments with visual languages in order to create complex narrative compositions. Adrian Currie is a Phd Candidate for the Research School of Social Sciences at Australian National University. He has recently completed his Masters thesis at Victoria University of Wellington, specializing in the Philosophy of Biology. Currie says he “is primarily interested in the Philosophy of Science, particularly the status of scientific explanation and the inferential structures employed in the so-called 'historical sciences'”. Narvik's Complaint runs from 17 February - 1 April.