Persistence of Vision: Antarctica (PoVA): A Collaborative SciArt Installation

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 2:15-3:45pm

Persistence of Vision: Antarctica (PoVA) is a work of video installation art that stages encounters between the heroic age and contemporary images of exploration in Antarctica. The installation is a collaborative creation by faculty in Performance Studies and Biological Sciences and was co-funded by the National Science Foundation and the Louisiana State University. The installation seeks to foster dialogue about strategies for other such collaborative ventures, and to promote discussion of how video art can explore and communicate information about difficult to access environments and sub-cultures.


Vince LiCata is a biochemist in the Department of Biological Sciences, and he writes science-based plays that have been produced in Baltimore, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Kansas City, New York, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, and Bangkok. COCKTAIL, co-written with Ping Chong, premiered at Swine Palace, and was published by Silkworm Books. His recent play DNA STORY also premiered in Baton Rouge, and is being filmed with support from the Coypu Foundation. Vince has twice won the Baltimore Playwright’s Festival. He has also appeared onstage, including in: The Elephant Man, Mousetrap, Arsenic and Old Lace, Killing the Beast, Uncle Vanya, The Grass Harp, Spoon River Anthology, Twelve Angry Men, and locally in: All in the Timing, A View of the DomeThe Adventures of Little Red Riding Hood, and Sacred Waste. Current ongoing projects include SciDance: where scientific concepts are choreographed into dances, and SciArt Conversations: a presentation series, co-curated with Kristin Sosnowsky, where artists and scientists are asked to present and respond to each other on a topic where their interests overlap.

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