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Claire Williams: Residency results


As part of Claire Williams’ Arts and Sciences residency at the Musée en plein air, an evening will be devoted to presenting the research and results of the residency on Tuesday 19 December.

This discussion, which will bring together a panel of researchers in physics, astrophysics, archaeology and philosophy around the artist Claire Williams, will have as its central element the question of invisible materialities or those standing at the edge of the visible. The presentations will attempt to sketch out our past and present relationships to the world through their respective disciplinary and historical prisms. The question of the gaze and its instruments for validating or invalidating the materiality of an object will also be addressed. A large number of matter-energies escape us, and we have to try to model them, imagine them, speculate about them or dream about them in order to make them tangible. How can art and science work together to create the invisible? And what does it mean to make the invisible?


17:30: Welcome

18:00: Introductory speech by Anne-Sophie Nyssen, Rector of the University of Liège, and Julie Bawin, Director of the Musée en plein air

18:15: Presentation of Claire Williams’s reflective journey and perspectives for creation

18:30: Presentations by the research teams involved in the residency project.

– Duy Nguyen and Alejandro Silhanek – ULiège/CESAM (Complex and Entangled Systems from Atoms to Materials)
– Dominique Sluse – ULiège/MEGA (Multi-wavelength Extragalactic and Galactic Astrophysics)
– Laurence Bouquiaux – Philosophy of Science and History of Philosophy/ULiège
– Magali Baillot – PHD in Archeology/Université Paris 1 Sorbonne

19:30: Round table discussion moderated by Sève Janssen

20:00-21:30: Cocktail reception

The presentations are in French.

Free entry, booking required at

Maison des étudiants (B8)
L’agora 1 – 4000 Liège (Sart Tilman)

From the bus stops, follow the signs “Par ici”.

How to get there:
Bus lines 48 and 58, “Grands amphithéâtres” stop
Free parking nearby

For more information on Claire Williams’ residency project:

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The Arts and Sciences residency is an initiative of the Musée en plein air and the fruit of a collaboration with Réjouisciences, as part of the Pôle muséal et culturel projects. With the support of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.

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Photos: Jean-Pierre Gaspard, Musée en plein air du Sart Tilman