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ArtSci PARTICLES: EPISODE 24
CARLO VENTURA

ABOUT THIS EPISODE:



Joining us for our 24th episode is Dr. Carlo Ventura from Bologna, Italy, who takes us on an incredible journey through his work with vibrational healing on a deep, cellular level. Ventura guides us first through his spiritual practice - discussing the scientific necessity for consciousness and mindfulness and for positioning ourselves within the context of the physical universe. We are then given a wonderful presentation of his work and research in cellular vibrational healing bearing witness to the power of sound. 

There is so much to learn and unpack in this episode. At a time when COVID 19 is resurging, and the world is reeling from political upheaval, Dr. Ventura's words are profoundly relevant and grounding. 
ABOUT VENTURA

Carlo Ventura is professor of molecular biology in the School of Medicine at Italy’s University of Bologna. He is chief of the National Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Stem Cell Engineering of the National Institute of Biostructures and Biosystems for the National Research Council, Italy’s largest public research institution. Ventura founded VID art|science, a transdisciplinary movement encouraging the common journey of artists and scientists to help shift consciousness toward recognizing the inherent unity of arts and sciences. He has helped lead the way to new strategies in cardiovascular regenerative medicine, conducted extensive cell and stem-cell research and is credited with an important discovery related to extremely low-frequency magnetic fields. Ventura is a member of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and director of the Scientific Council of the Swiss stem-cell bank GENICO. He is widely published in top professional journals in his areas of expertise.

VENTURA'S  WORK

Cell Melodies
Dr. Carlo Ventura and Dr. Baruch Krauss in Conversation with Milford Graves
 
Deciphering vibrational signatures within the sound of a human heart beat. Deploying the same signatures into healing vibrations for the cardiovascular system and the entire organism.
Recently the Institute of Contemporary Art, at the University of Pennsylvania, has started the Exhibition: 
"Milford Graves: A mind-Body Deal"


This Event has been sponsored by: Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Joseph Robert Foundation. Additional support has been provided by Nancy & Leonard Amoroso, Cecile &  Christopher D’Amelio, Carol & John Finley, Amanda & Andrew Megibow, Norma & Larry Reichlin, and by Caroline & Daniel Werther.

VID art|sciences

 

VID art|sciences encourages the common journey of artists and scientists to bring about a shift in consciousness towards a recognition of the inherent unity of Arts and Sciences.

The extraordinary progress made in recent years in all fields of Human Endeavor has brought many benefits to the World. In the Sciences, researchers have been forced to focus upon smaller and smaller domains, ironically making some scientific analyses removed from Life itself. This progress has often resulted in a fragmentation of knowledge that has contributed to the creation of serious problems to the health and well being of our Planet. The gap between the Humanities and Sciences has contributed to an inability to directly address pressing concerns regarding the Global Environment, and the development of sustainable systems for managing the Earth.

 
For more information click here

Vibrational and
Regenerative Medicine

Every tissue in our body has inherent regeneration potential; we are naturally targeted towards self-healing. Information or intention in the form of mechanical vibrations (sounds) and electromagnetic signals can be delivered to cells and organs to help enhance the natural self- healing ability. For example, We have shown that human adult stem cells and human somatic (non-stem) cells can be reprogrammed back to an embryonic-like state with electromagnetic fields and sound vibrations.

We are using vibrational signatures from natural sources such as coherent heart rhythms or the acoustic-range vibrations produced by stem cells in different experimental conditions to modulate human stem cell biology.

We are sponsoring transdisciplinary projects where artists are composing melodies and rhythmic percussions inspired by biological rhythms and sounds. In turn, we are investigating whether these artistic expressions may be able to talk to our stem cells in vitro and affect well being/self healing pathways in vivo in human subjects.

Multisensory Enviroments

At VID art|science we are involved in the creation of innovative multisensory environments inspired by the collaboration between artists and scientists.

These multisensory environments use light, sound, performance, innovative fibers and other installation techniques to provide an opportunity to explore the unity of visual arts, music, movement, theatre, scientific concepts, and multicultural expressions.

We’ve created environments using advanced textiles that function interactively, responding to sounds, movement, etc., to reflect the structure and vibratory function of the cellular cytoskeleton. Through direct interaction with the installation environment, individuals and groups are able to experience the artistic-scientific metaphors in an embodied manner.

Projects for cultivating wholeness and
well-being through returning to Nature:

 
VID art|science sponsors a number of projects for cultivating wholeness and well-being through returning to Nature. Through recognizing our intrinsic oneness with Nature, we explore the healing potential of natural vibrational environments, and engage in research on ancient medical traditions and the effects on our biology elicited by sacred sites.

Our scientific research in this area focuses on how natural healing processes can be activated through contact with Nature, reducing stress and negative emotions, and promoting a positive outlook.

We also investigate the effects produced by healing gardens, natural spaces designed to enhance healing and wellbeing. We have proposed several lines of study involving how natural environments and vibrations may enhance well-being. For our studies in vibrational medicine suggest that the regenerative potential of stem cells can be enhanced and even directed towards specific outcomes by exposure to specific sounds and musical forms that are intrinsic to cellular function.

We support a project aimed at installing healing gardens in urban and health care environments to investigate whether the healing experience may be enhanced through bringing Nature into these settings. Environmental factors, physiological and psychological states, and behaviors or conditions tied to nature have been shown to have implications for specific physical and mental health outcomes.
 
Courses and seminars in meditation, yoga, psychology of contemplative practices and the arts:
 
We recognize that a large and growing body of scientific data has moved contemplative practices arts into evidence-based adoption in modern medicine. Reductions in stress and enhancement of overall well-being through these practices has now entered mainstream therapeutics.

At VID art|science we offer ongoing courses and seminars in meditation, yoga, psychology of contemplative practices and the arts. We also recognize that contact with these practices can be an essential step for artistic expression and the cultivation of intuition used by artists and scientists.
Multicultural Perspectives
 
At VID art|science we recognize that the wisdom and practices of non-Western cultures can often inform contemporary research. For example, the methods of Chinese and Indo-Tibetan medical systems have often been shown to be effective, and the concepts of physiology from these systems can inform new ideas in modern research. These systems view the body-mind- spirit as an interconnected whole, suggesting that contemporary notions of systems biology and biological informatics may bring about a new view of health and well-being.

We are studying the diverse systems of medicine that have evolved around the globe. Many of these systems view life as being inherently interconnected with the environment, and have often developed sophisticated understandings of healing with plants. At VID, Artists and Scientists are investigating the effects produced on human stem cell homeodynamics by traditional healing sounds and rhythms developed in traditional societies.

At VID art|science we are exploring how sacred places/geometries and prayer may affect our consciousness and biological dynamics. We are creating healing spaces and art installations that integrate sounds, movement and visual arts to provide an experience of interconnectedness.

The Healing Art of

the Heart (HeArt)
The Healing Art of the Heart (HeArt)
This project entails the unfolding of healing signatures from specific patterning residing in "human heart rate variability  (HRV).

This project is in collaboration with the HeartMath Institute:
"We are passionate and dedicated people, steadfast in our commitment to provide solutions for activating the heart of humanity. HeartMath Institute empowers individuals, families, groups and organizations to enhance their life experiences using tools that enable them to better recognize and access their intuitive insight and heart intelligence."

Ventura is a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board at the HeartMath Institute.

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TABOO - TRANSGRESSION - TRANSCENDENCE in Art & Science 2020


Nov 26 - 28
Τhe fourth international conference "Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence in Art & Science" will take place November 26–28, 2020, exclusively online as TTT2020 Vienna/Online, an umbilical cord between what would be and what it is. Including theoretical and art practice presentations, TTT2020 continues to focus: (a) on questions about the nature of the forbidden and aesthetics of liminality as expressed in art that uses or is inspired by technology and science; (b) on the opening of spaces for creative transformation in the merging of science and art.

Featuring ArtSci Collective members Monica LoCascio and Daniela Brill Estrada:

Nov 28, 2:00 PM CET: 
Roundtable ACE2 "All You Have to Lose is Ecstasy: The Intuitive, Occult and Somatic as Methods of Inquiry"
Presenters: Monica C. Locascio, Pêdra Costa, Zosia Hołubowska, Florentina Holzinger, Daniela Brill Estrada and Elisabeth von Samsonow
Moderator: John Bardakos

To see the full program CLICK HERE
To register CLICK HERE

Are you an artist or scientist working at the art and ecology nexus? You are invited to participate in a unique art and ecology exhibition at the 2021 Ecological Society of America annual meeting in Long Beach, CA! We are working to create physical and virtual spaces for music, visual art, performance, theatre, film, poetry, and other mediums. Space for physical exhibition displays will be limited and selected via application, but all artwork will be considered for a virtual gallery. 

The larger goals of this effort are to develop a greater understanding of how the artistic and scientific processes work in tandem or in parallel, and to highlight artists whose work can offer new ideas to ecology or who may be interested in collaborating with members at ESA. We recognize there is a significant movement, nationally and internationally in art/science collaborations, and we want to showcase your work!

If you would be interested in participating in this opportunity, please see the attached solicitation for further details. Thank you for your interest in an art and science collaboration at ESA, we look forward to hearing from you! Please feel free to reach out to me at courtney.currier@asu.edu with any questions. 

CONFERENCE DATE/TIME: Sunday, August 1st to Friday, August 6th
LOCATION: virtual and in Long Beach, CA
DEADLINES:
  • November 19, 2020 - Proposal submission deadline for symposia, organized oral sessions, and Inspire sessions.
  • January 14, 2021 - Proposal submission deadline for workshops, short courses, and special sessions.
CONTACT: courtney.currier@asu.edu
MORE INFORMATION: https://www.esa.org/longbeach/
The UCLA ArtSci Collective comes together as a hybrid organism consisting of artists, scientists, humanitarians, ecologists, creative technologists and generally inquisitive humans all around the world. If you would like to be involved, please reach out to artscicenter@gmail.com
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