Artist’s Nicole L’Huillier and Nathan Miner brought their creative inspiration to the Long Now Boston conversation on October 5, 02020, inviting us to imagine rather than think about the future.
“Sometimes forgetting what you think know is the best path forward.”
Artist’s Nicole L’Huillier and Nathan Miner brought their creative inspiration to the Long Now Boston conversation on October 5, 02020, inviting us to imagine rather than think about the future. Knowing, or, rather, thinking that we know, is a barrier to curiosity, discovery and inspiration. Reaching for the hidden knowing in our intuitions is critical and requires artistic research in the form experimentation and failure, which can lead to new modes of thinking and that reframes knowledge conventions. The conversation was moderated by Leonie Bradbury Distinguished Curator-in-Residence at Emerson College and member of the Long Now Boston Board.
NATHAN MINER lives and works in Boston, MA. Over the past decade, Miner has exhibited in many galleries, alternative art spaces and universities, including recent installations at Steven Zevitas Gallery, and Rafius Fane Gallery (Boston, MA), Montserrat College of Art (Beverly, MA) and the Museum of Art at University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH). His exhibitions have been reviewed by the Boston Globe and his work has been featured in Artpulse and Artscope magazines. Miner’s work belongs to the Wellington collection, among many private collections. Miner has been an artist in residence with Mass MoCA (North Adams, MA) and the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT). He is currently pursuing a master’s of science in game science and design from the College of Art Media and Design at Northeastern University
NICOLE L’HUILLIER is a transdisciplinary artist from Santiago, Chile, currently based in Boston, MA. Through installations, performances, sculptures, compositions, and multiple transductions, her work explores human and non-human performativity, rituals of membranal and resonant architectures, as well as vibration and sound as construction materials for spaces, identity, and agency. She works at the intersection of music, art, architecture, science, and technology to challenge perceptual conventions and to open the possibility of new imaginaries. L’Huillier is part of the MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative, where she explores the experimental forms and implications of art, expression and culture in outer space. Nicole is currently a PhD candidate and research assistant at MIT Media Lab’s Opera of the Future group; she also holds a Master’s in Media Arts and Sciences (2017) from MIT Media Lab.