stephen wiltshire

stephen wiltshire

Timothy & Eli Archibald: ECHOLILIA @ "BAASICS.3: The Deep End"

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(Prior to the Archibalds' presentation, BAASICS screened an edited version of a UBS "We Will Not Rest" spot featuring the artist Stephen Wiltshire. View it here: http://tinyurl.com/mqrnxnv) Timothy & Eli Archibald: ECHOLILIA : Walking The Path On The Autistic Spectrum "BAASICS.3: The Deep End" May 6, 2013 @ ODC Theater, SF Timothy Archibald is a photographer based in San Francisco, California. His personal projects have been celebrated around the world in publications such as National Geographic, Esquire UK, The New York Times, and Popular Photography. His first monograph, Sex Machines : Photographs and Interviews (2005, Process Media Inc) was exhibited at The Museum Of Sex in New York City and Zephyr Mannheim Gallery in Germany. ECHOLILIA / Sometimes I wonder (2010 Echo Press) has been exhibited at Emory University and Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. Timothy is the father of two boys, Eli and Wilson. They all enjoy shooting hoops, playing Minecraft, and cheering on the San Francisco Giants. http://www.timothyarchibald.com/ +++++ Psychiatric and neurologic conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, autism, bipolar disorder, and dementia have been associated with genius or prophetic insight since antiquity. In the fourth century B.C.E., Aristotle claimed "that all men who have attained excellence in philosophy, in poetry, in art and politics [...] had a melancholic habitus; indeed some suffered even from melancholic disease." Plato wrote of a species of "madness which is a divine gift, and the source of the chiefest blessings granted to men." 2,400 years later, the correlation persists. Is it a misguided romantic notion or does new research suggest it is true? And how does our increasing awareness of biological and psychological diversity complicate assumptions about innate gifts and afflictions? "BAASICS.3: The Deep End" brings together a diverse group of artists and scientists to consider these questions and others. Wade into the deep end with BAASICS co-founders and producers Selene Foster and Christopher Reiger for a provocative, moving, and entertaining evening. +++++ BAASICS (Bay Area Art & Science Interdisciplinary Collaborative Sessions) is a San Francisco-based non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together regional visual artists, scientists, choreographers, composers, and interdisciplinary thinkers. We cultivate two branches of activity. The first is a series of live, unified, entertaining productions that consider a chosen topic through scientific and artistic lenses. These programs are free and easily accessible by public transportation, as well as viewable online (via live streaming) and archived on the BAASICS website. The second is an annual grant to be awarded to artist-scientist teams who wish to collaborate on either a singular project or concurrent projects, and which would benefit from a consistent and extended relationship (8 months to a year). In the United States, the contemporary fine arts and sciences are generally set apart from popular discourse, and despite much talk of commonality between artists and scientists, there is little substantive dialogue between the disciplines. By bringing together working artists, scientists, and other creative individuals to present diverse ideas and projects organized around one theme, BAASICS aims to foment not only interdisciplinary exchange but a new genre of experimentation that will move beyond what one of these disciplines can achieve on its own. More importantly, because our programming is free and open to the public, we hope to make the fine arts and sciences less esoteric for a general audience, thereby inspiring guests to think about how art and science relate to one another and to society at large. BAASICS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity. The generosity and enthusiasm of our sponsors, individual donors, and grantees makes our programming possible.