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Art & Science panel: TIME and AGAIN/ Retrograde Paradoxes

March 7, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


CENTRAL BOOKING continues to be committed to the interface and diffusion of Art and Science. On Friday, March 7th at 7 pm, CENTRAL BOOKING will present Time and Again/ Retrograde Paradoxes, a panel discussion that includes renowned theoretical physicist Dr. Frederic Denef, light sculpture and media artist Chris Jordan, painter and printmaker Ellen Wiener and book artist and composer Thomas Parker Williams. These experts will talk about their work in the context of time and its many interpretations, in conjunction with the present exhibition in Haber Space at CENTRAL BOOKING, Time and Again

Time is a fundamental dimension of our universe that is more complex than simple measurements of ticks on a clock. Einstein discovered that time and space is inseparable and observer dependent, changing according to points of reference. Common sense perceives time as a one way street from past to future along the present continuum, where the arrow of causality determines our physical space. However causality violations are very real and have been detected in quantum measurements; these paradoxes continue to challenge the imagination of artists, philosophers, writers and scientists. “Time dilation, elongation of space, retro-causality, nested times, time reversal symmetries, observer dependent now and the holographic universe all seem to be aspects of the marvelous debate and depiction of time/space dimensionality” said panel moderator and writer Carlos Cuellar Brown. In an effort to sort through some of these paradoxes, CENTRAL BOOKING invites you to an evening of time-based discussion.


Carlos Cuellar Brown is a New York City time-based artist and essayist who has written on media art, social theory and metaphysics. His essays have been posted in the science section of He is currently a columnist for Second Sight Magazine out of the Netherlands. Recently A Journal of Performance and Art PAJ #106 published his essay “Intermedial Being”. This past October of 2013, Carlos moderated a transnational performative google hang out panel discussion on consciousness and art for Performa 13.

Frederic Denef is a Professor of Physics at Columbia University. Most of his research is related to string theory, including its connections to cosmology, black holes, mathematical physics and the formal analogy of holography in condensed matter theory.

Chris Jordan explores the medium of light, movement, and time through the use of technology. His installations have appeared at MoMA, The New Museum, The Whitney, The Museum of Natural History, The Chelsea Museum, Times Square, numerous galleries and clubs. The common elements that define Jordan’s work include explorations into memory, photography, film, interactivity, and projections. By examining the political and social implications technology has on us through a diversity of media, his work challenges the viewer to redefine perceptions of audience and performer. In addition, Jordan teaches interactive design at Baruch College and NYU; and organizes T-Minus, G33kXmas, rooftop movies, and visualist salons in New York City.

Ellen Wiener is a painter/printmaker whose latest work concentrates on literary sources and pictorial language. Her accordion books and envelopes are known for their intense hermetic attention to form and detail — reinforcing relationships between reading, time and memory.

Thomas Parker Williams lives and works in Philadelphia.  His work includes hand-made artist book editions, unique book works, printmaking, and painting. Some of his artist book editions contain an audio element, music or sound work, composed, performed, and recorded by the artist. Williams’ artist books are in numerous private and public collections.


March 7, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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New York, 10002 United States
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