Janis Jefferies & Liliane Lijn in conversation at the Thursday Club, Goldsmiths College, London, 11 December 2008



Janis Jefferies & Liliane Lijn in conversation

Date: 11 December 2008
Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott Building
Time: 18:00 – 20:00

Liliane Lijn’s work as an artist is primarily concerned with light in its relation to matter. Lijn believes that as an artist, she explores the outside world with one eye and the inner with another, world and self, matter and consciousness. Her work is both mathematical in its use of geometric forms while simultaneously involving archetypes and a continuing obsession with time and memory. As the result of an ACE, NASA, Leonardo Network Fellowship, she has in the last two years been able to work with Aerogel, the fragile and ethereal material used by the NASA Stardust Project to capture both coma and interstellar dust. She describes her recent work as a metaphorical dialogue with Stardust Project Director Andrew Westphal and his quest in search of ‘cosmic fossils’. An exhibition of her recent work Stardust was shown at Riflemaker gallery in London.

www.lilianelijn.com

LILIANE LIJN was born in New York City, studied Art History and Archeology in Paris and lives in London. Her work has been exhibited internationally since the 1960’s and is represented in numerous important collections, including MOMA, Art Institute of Chicago, Tate Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum and the British Museum.

JANIS JEFFERIES is Professor of Visual Arts in the Dept. of Computing at Goldsmiths, Artistic Director of the Goldsmiths Digital Studios and Director of the Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles.

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