The Visual Science of Art Conference (VSAC) took place during August 23-25 in in Nikosia, Cyprus. The conference connects the communities of visual scientists and artists in order to deepen our understanding of aesthetic phenomena. VSAC is an ideal venue to debate and collaborate on all topics associated with the perception and evaluation of artworks. It is a satellite conference to the European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP). The full program can be found online.
The various presentations/posters of the ARTIS team included:
- What happened during Marina Abramovich’s The Artist is Present performance? Was the transformative experience many reported due to eye contact, or the art context and the chance to “communicate deeply” with the artist? – Theresa Demmer
- Art as intervention: On the effects of a street-level gallery exhibition on neighbourhood connectedness, satisfaction and psychological wellbeing – Corinna Kühnapfel
- What did the art mean? A case study of an installation by artist Anselm Kiefer – Stephanie Miller
- The role of interoception in art experience – Corinna Kühnapfel