Liliane Lijn is recognised as an early pioneer of science in art and is currently the artist in residence at Narec (New and Renewable Energy Centre) with Inspire Northumberland. She discusses her work with new technologies from the 1960s onwards, and screens the world premiere of her new single-screen video Art Science (2010). Much of the material comes from the artist’s interviews with scientists at the Space Science Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley during her 2005 Arts Council England NASA residency. Lijn interleaves scientific ideas with her own visual practice to question the distance between art and science.
Liliane Lijn moved from New York City to London in 1966. She studied archaeology at the Sorbonne and art history at the École du Louvre, Paris (1958). She became an artist in residence in a plastics factory, experimenting with fire and acids and working with light, poetry, movement and liquids between 1961 and 1963, rapidly establishing herself as a leading kinetic artist through many international exhibitions. She is recognised as an early pioneer of art and science, and in 2005 was awarded an Arts Council International Fellowship to become the first artist in Residence at the Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley. Her work is in the collections of The British Museum, Musée de la Ville de Paris, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tate Gallery, London, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, amongst others.
Curated and produced by AV Festival 10.