Hunting Trophies and IKEA Wallpaper: Reflecting on the Representation of the Scientific Object

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106293
Title:
Hunting Trophies and IKEA Wallpaper: Reflecting on the Representation of the Scientific Object
Author:
Gold / Smith, Susan
Editors:
Lussky, Joan
Citation:
Hunting Trophies and IKEA Wallpaper: Reflecting on the Representation of the Scientific Object 2008,
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106293
Submitted date:
2008-10-24
Abstract:
As a visual artist, I collect, organize, and re present and continually reflect on that process. The life and work of Swedish botanist Carl von Linné continues to be significant in understanding the cultural practices of classification and representation. Images gathered in the University of Uppsala, at Linné’s preserved home in Hammerby outside of Uppsala, Sweden and from Linné’s samples stored by the Royal Society in London continue to infuse my art work. It was Linné who developed the binomial system of classification which is the basis of modern scientific classification. It was Linné who strived for a systematic representation of the natural object. Information was not real or useful to science unless it took a quantified form. Naming. Measuring. Representing. I am drawn to the similarities and differences of artistic and scientific practice. My focus lies in the ironies of that comparison. Currently I work with the natural object as it is represented in scientific collections and public display. I am interested in the meaning of the representation. My presentation to the ASSI&T Workshop would take the form of a visual presentation of the natural object, beginning in the 18th century with Linné, followed by subsequent developments in the representation of nature. Examples of my art work would be used to consider that history.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Knowledge Organization
Local subject classification:
contemporary visual art relating to history of science; conventions of museum display; cultural meaning embedded in representation; comparative art and science practice

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dc.contributor.authorGold / Smith, Susanen_US
dc.contributor.editorLussky, Joanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-24T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:43:55Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-10-24en_US
dc.identifier.citationHunting Trophies and IKEA Wallpaper: Reflecting on the Representation of the Scientific Object 2008,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106293-
dc.description.abstractAs a visual artist, I collect, organize, and re present and continually reflect on that process. The life and work of Swedish botanist Carl von Linné continues to be significant in understanding the cultural practices of classification and representation. Images gathered in the University of Uppsala, at Linné’s preserved home in Hammerby outside of Uppsala, Sweden and from Linné’s samples stored by the Royal Society in London continue to infuse my art work. It was Linné who developed the binomial system of classification which is the basis of modern scientific classification. It was Linné who strived for a systematic representation of the natural object. Information was not real or useful to science unless it took a quantified form. Naming. Measuring. Representing. I am drawn to the similarities and differences of artistic and scientific practice. My focus lies in the ironies of that comparison. Currently I work with the natural object as it is represented in scientific collections and public display. I am interested in the meaning of the representation. My presentation to the ASSI&T Workshop would take the form of a visual presentation of the natural object, beginning in the 18th century with Linné, followed by subsequent developments in the representation of nature. Examples of my art work would be used to consider that history.en_US
dc.format.mimetypedocen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge Organizationen_US
dc.subject.othercontemporary visual art relating to history of scienceen_US
dc.subject.otherconventions of museum displayen_US
dc.subject.othercultural meaning embedded in representationen_US
dc.subject.othercomparative art and science practiceen_US
dc.titleHunting Trophies and IKEA Wallpaper: Reflecting on the Representation of the Scientific Objecten_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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