Online seminar “Photography. Between science and imagination ”by Linarejos Moreno

El PHotoESPAÑA Master in Photography, in collaboration with the Alcobendas City Council launches the seminar "Photography. Between science and imagination " imparted by Linarejos Moreno.



Today's international contemporary art scene seems awash with archival scientific images. The use of scientific photographic methodology to portray absolutely personal subjective universes and projects that, due to the choice of their supposed objectivity subjects, hardly differ from the graphic documents accumulated by laboratories.


On the other hand, both large universities such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) or Rice University, or the Science and Technology Museums, use huge amounts of resources to invite artists, who from their specific perspective, are capable of addressing the space and transmit scientific knowledge in an experiential, playful and human way, addressing transdisciplinary other areas of social knowledge.


Focused on the use of the resources of scientific photography to build an artistic experience, the seminar traces the differences between contemporary practices that use scientific photography assuming the objectivity and productivity generally attributed to this type of photography and those that, considering them only a starting point, they use it to construct new meanings.


In a journey that starts from the work of the photographer as a witness to scientific phenomena and leads to that of the photographer focused on contemporary artistic practices based on research, the seminar stops on appropriationist strategies and on the analysis of the position of the iconographer in his work for the Science and Technology museums.




LINAREJOS MORENO She is an artist and a PhD in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid, where she is a teacher. Fullbright has been a visiting researcher at Rice University and an affiliate professor at The School of Art in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at The University of Houston, both in the United States, where she is represented by Inman Gallery. His work is characterized by the use of hybrid supports - a path between photography and painting - which, in dialogue with industrial objects, extends into the exhibition space in the form of installations.


Among the individual institutional exhibitions, in which he explores the relationships between capital, art, science and contemporary technology, the following stand out: Stop Vuelvo Pronto Stop (2019-2020) at CentroCentro, Madrid; The Cloud Chamber (2018) at The Transart Foundation for Art and Anthropology in Houston and at the Alcobendas Art Center, Madrid; Tabularia. Laboratories of Science and Imagination (Photoespaña 2016) in the Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid. CSIC (2016); The construction of a ruin (Photoespaña 2016) in Tabacalera. Promotion of Art, Madrid and Artifactual Realities (Fotofest 2012) at the Station Museum, Houston. In them he focuses on the subjective and unrelated use of productive purposes, of scientific, technological and industrial resources as a strategy to reflect on society.


Linarejos's site-specific practice, focused on the photographic documentation of participatory projects carried out in dilapidated industrial spaces, would lead her to the doctoral thesis: La Ruina Como Proceso, where she traces the origins of these practices and their connections with the economic crisis and the development of anthropology. She belongs to the Research group "Contemporary Artistic Practices and Forms of Knowledge" (Cod.588) UCM, is part of the R + D + i Project "Interactions of art in the technosphere" MINECO, 2018-2021 and collaborates, as curator, with the National Museum of Science and Technology (MUNCYT). His latest book "Art Forms in Mechanism" was published in 2017 by the Turpin publisher.


Linarejos has received the Fulbright scholarship, the First International Prize for Photography Purificación García, the First Prize DKV-Estampa, the First Prize ABC for Painting and Photography, the scholarship from the French Ministry of Education: Casa de Velázquez, the Iniciarte scholarship, The Sample de Arte Joven, Generaciones, the Transart Foundation for Art and Anthropology grant, has been an artist-in-residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York (ISCP) and recently chosen to carry out the Derivada project of the Fundación Banco Santander.







Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 14:00 p.m.

Online mode. Due to the extension of the Alcobendas perimeter closure until February 15, this seminar will be given online.

Application here!

Price: EUR 11,50






Image: Linarejos Moreno

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