Blast Theory welcome Christiana Kazakou as a new resident:
“During her residency, she’ll be developing ‘narrative as research’ methodologies through action, reflection, process, people and form based on Blast Theory’s multi-spatial practice. Taking the role of a ‘social explorer’ she will navigate performative citizenship through participatory systems of representation, politics of technology and alternative vocabularies of interpretation within art and science discourse.
Overall my work explores interconnectedness and the open-ended dialogue between art and science, by combining scientific concepts, laws and theories from different disciplines with an arts practice. Using free association to discover the mirroring of scientific theory and concept with social, formal and physical sciences; including mathematics, architecture, psychoanalysis, neuroscience, astronomy, astrometry and the philosophy of time & space. Both art and science require imagination and original thinking, a sense of inquiry and concern about human nature & society. Whilst science investigates how the world operates, in art this information is interpreted and expressed from a unique individual perspective. My interests lie in abstraction, curiosity and those complexities arising from the inter-relationship between science and art that have the ability to influence perceptions lurking beneath ‘known’ definitions.”