For the first time ever Abu Dhabi will play host to the New York-based Imagine Science Film Festival (ISF), to be held in the capital Feb19-21 on the NYU Abu Dhabi Saadyiat Island campus. The satellite festival is presented in collaboration with NYUAD Arts Center, and NYUAD Institute and is open to the public.
The ISF in Abu Dhabi focuses on themes inspired by science occurring in the region including water, coral research, pearl culture technology and space exploration. Films will explore the way people reshape water and how it shapes us, the return of the pearl trade to Abu Dhabi via pearl culture technology, the fault lines that still jeopardize the coast, the corals which thrive in the Gulf, and the future of space travel from Abu Dhabi. Other programs move from the physical landscape of the region to the internal, where the shores of the mind may be eroded by time and illness, to the cusp of music, biology, and technology, and into the future of the Middle East and beyond.
The film festival includes a variety of film types including documentary, nonfiction, docu-fiction, experimental films, animation, and even raw science data. Included also, will be a special program of student films, an art-science exhibit (Experimental Records) and a variety of panels and workshops.
All Imagine Science Film Festival Abu Dhabi events are FREE but RSVP is required. To view the schedule and book tickets for the films, click HERE
By bringing new forms of scientific expression to Abu Dhabi, we aim to foster a dialogue between the sciences and the arts in parallel with the expanding cultural scene in the UAE - Alexis Gambis, Artistic Director & Founder of Imagine Science Films
Experimental Records Exhibit at The Arts Center At NYUAD
Opening Thursday February 19 at 7PM.
Viewing February 20 & 21, 2015/ 12-8PM.
Imagine Science Films will present the science-art exhibit EXPERIMENTAL RECORDS, produced in collaboration with The Arts Center at NYUAD and NYUAD Art Gallery. The exhibit explores all of the evolving ways in which we use technology to document the natural world. From archival ephemera to cutting-edge technology, the works explore our recorded experiences. How do we visualize data? How do we create narratives from this data to better understand our human experience? In addition to multi-media artwork, the exhibit will contain cutting edge research by NYU scientists in NYU SCENES, as well as archival materials.