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Exhibition opening - 30th November 2017 - 6pm to 8pm - at Eawag, Dübendorf

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Opening exhibition KAUST-Swiss Residency Exchange

UNPUBLISHED - artistic observations

Location: Atrium Forum Chriesbach, Eawag, Überlandstrasse 133, 8600 Dübendorf

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UNPUBLISHED – artistic observations

An exhibition with the artists ZAHRAH ALGHAMDI & MUHANNAD SHONO, (Saudi Arabia)

Opening: 30 November 2017, 6-8pm (welcome and introduction 6:30pm)
Exhibition: 1-7 December 2017, 9am-5pm (closed Sat & Sun)

2 art-science residencies on the ecology of alpine and drinking water.

The artists Zahrah Alghamdi and Muhannad Shono will present works, that result from their 3-month residencies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology – Eawag in Zurich. At the exhibition opening, the artists and scientists will introduce their work and collaborative exchange.

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Finissage of the special exhibition

Displacements - Art, Science and the DNA of the Ibex

Location: Zoological Museum University of Zurich, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, 8006 Zürich

Finissage

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Thursday, 16 November 2017

6pm - 8pm

We invite you to join and celebrate with us at the finissage of the special exhibition which shows artworks from Magda Drozd, Edward Monovich, Nicola Genovese and Aurélie Strumans. And gaze into the future: «Displacements - Art, Science and the DNA of the Ibex» will reopen on the 14th of December at the Nationalparkzentrum in Zernez - and stay there for a full year!

Drinks and snacks are provided.

The exhibition in Zurich is open until sunday, November 19.

Panel with short presentations by artists and scientists, insights into the exhibition process by the curators, Q&A

SCIENCE AND ART - ART AND SCIENCE: DIFFERENT POSITIONS ON COMMON TERMS

Location: Zoological Museum University of Zurich, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, 8006 Zürich


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«SCIENCE AND ART - ART AND SCIENCE: DIFFERENT POSITIONS ON COMMON TERMS»

9.11.2017
6.30pm
Zoological Museum University of Zurich

Free entry
The panel will be held in English

On 9th November at 6.30 pm, the artists and scientists from the special exhibition «Displacements - Art, Science and the DNA of the Ibex» at the Zoological Museum of the University of Zurich, will present and debate six terms, each of which will be illustrated from the perspective of art and science.

The curators of the exhibition will complement the evening with anecdotal insights on the exhibition’s development.

The evening will conclude with drinks and the possibility to view the exhibition and engage in a conversation with the artists, scientists and curators.

The special exhibition «Displacements - Art, Science and the DNA of the Ibex» is a cooperation between the artists-in-labs program/ZHdK and the Zoological Museum of the University of Zurich.

Zurich meets Hong Kong – A festival of two Cities

artists-in-labs: Exploring the Unknown – The Making of Art-Science Collaborations

Location: HKU Space - Admirality Learning Centre, Hong Kong

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During the “artists-in-labs: Exploring the Unknown” Public Forum, the curator and head of the artists-in-labs program, Irène Hediger, will share her experience of facilitating collaborative art-science projects and ways of discussing the manifold results. Joining Irène is Hong Kong artist Wong Chi-yung, current resident artist in the artists-in-labs program, who will talk about his residency and exchange with neuroscientists and psychiatrists in Zurich, and his exploration of the relationship between anxiety, introspection and mindfulness practices.

The event is part of the festival: Zurich meets Hong Kong - A Festival of two Cities.

Speaker: Irène Hediger - Head of the artists-in-labs programme, Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts (ICS), Zurich University of the Arts (Zurich, Switzerland)

Speaker: Wong Chi-yung - Lighting installation artist, current resident artist in the artists-in-labs programme

Moderator: Anna CY Chan - Head of Dance, Performing Arts, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

Date: 24.10.2017 - 10-12:30h

Location: HKU SPACE – Admiralty Learning Centre, Room 302, 3/F, Admiralty Centre
18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong

Notes, experiments, a sound installation and presentations

The Land of Milk and Honey Fungus

Location: Toni Areal, Room 4.T09

Milk And Honey Fungus

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«The Land of Milk and Honey Fungus» will include notes and experiments created during the artists-in-labs residency of South African artist Miranda Moss at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, as well as a sound installation which translates the DNA of a specimen of honey fungus into sounds using scientific data obtained at the WSL, a variety of software, and finally interpreted by two classically-trained musicians. Miranda Moss and Simone Prospero, head of the Phytopathology Research Group at WSL, will talk about their respective fields of work and their collaboration. Moss will also reflect the effects of her stay in Switzerland on her artistic practice.

The entrance is free

Language: english

The 2017 artists-in-labs residency of Miranda Moss at the WSL is a collaboration project between the artists-in-labs program and Pro Helvetia.

Past Events

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2016

Video Installation & Live Reading/Talk

BUT EVERYTHING WAS DIFFERENT...ARTISTS-IN-LABS INSIGHTS

Location: Toni Areal; Aktionsraum

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3 & 4 November 2016, Aktionsraum, 5th floor
3-channel video installation on art-science collaborations (video-recomposition by Flurin Fischer, ail)

4. November, 3:45 pm, Aktionsraum, 5th floor
Reading & Talk (in Englisch), «One Helluva Hole»
With Jérémie Gindre (artist & writer) and Prof. Sascha Frühholz (Neuroscientist, University Zurich)

Vernissage: 3 November, 6 pm to 9:30 pm
Exhibition: 4 November, 9 am to 6 pm

Where: Zurich University of the Arts, Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zurich

Video Installation, 3 & 4 November
For the Showroom Z+ No 6, the artists-in-labs program (ail) has produced a 3-channel video installation, by using filming material from their substantial film archive. The material originates from the documentary films shot at the end of each art-science residency. The statements made by the artists and scientists in the videos are selected, rearranged and set in a new compilation thereby emphasizing the collaborative aspect of the residencies. These art-science residencies are facilitated by the ail program for artists in scientific laboratories and research institutes.

Reading & Talk (in English), 4 November / 3:45 pm
The artist and writer Jérémie Gindre
will read from his novel «One Helluva Hole». Together with the neuroscientist Sascha Frühholz (professor for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, University Zurich) they will talk about brain trauma, emotions and science.

«One Helluva Hole» is one of the outcomes of Gindre’s ail residency that he undertook in 2011, at the Swiss Centre for
Affective Sciences, University of Geneva. During the residency, he studied the effects of brain damage in Neuroscience thereby focusing on the emotional side of experiences and how this affects the brain.

Prof. Dr. Sascha Frühholz leads the Department for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience at the
Department of Psychology, University of Zurich. His research group focuses on the cognitive, psychological
and neural processes that underlie the processing of visual, auditory and emotional stimuli.

Walk & Cooking Show with 3-Course Dinner

BAD SEED RENAISSANCE MOSCOW \ ZURICH

Location: Pavilleon, Werdmühleplatz, 8001 Zurich

Bad Seed Serving

Bad Seed Celebrating

Bad Seed Explaining

Bad Seed Bread

Bad Seed Eating

Bad Seed Dessert

Bad Seed Cooking

Bad Seed Installation 1

Bad Seed Installation 2

Bad Seed Renaissance Moscow Zurich

Number of participants limited.
Reservation necessary: ail.program@zhdk.ch
The event will be held in English and German.
Contribution including dinner and drinks: CHF 20

This unique evening provides an insight into the world of marginalised and invasive organisms in Moscow and Zurich. It includes a walk and introduction in Zurich’s urban greenery, a three-course dinner with a transcultural and –disciplinary blend of ingredients, weedy drinks and talks. The artists-in-labs program (Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts, ZHdK) will host this culinary art-science event at the cultural PAVILLEON as part of its «visitors?» programme.

The BAD SEED RENAISSANCE MOSCOW \ ZURICH visitors include:
Anastasia Potemkina (Artist, Urban Fauna Lab Collective, RUS)
Phytopathologist Simone Prospero and Botanist Daniel Hepenstrick (Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL)

BAD SEED RENAISSANCE MOSCOW \ ZURICH is the closing act of Anastasia Potemkina’s collaboration with the Phytopathology Group of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL during her artists-in-labs residency in Switzerland (artists-in-labs Russian-Swiss Residency Exchange 2015). For three months she investigated the networks of fungi and pathogens and how invasive organisms displace and replace native species. The artist and the scientists will talk about their collaboration – about ecosystems and (bio-)diversity and about invasive organisms during a live cooking session. They will combine, compare and blend weeds and recipes from Moscow and Zurich.

The event as part of the artists-in-labs Russian-Swiss Residency Exchange 2015 is supported by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia „Swiss Made in Russia“.

Book Launch and Light and Sound Installation

"artists-in-labs: Recomposing Art and Science" and "you are variations, version 08 (prototype 02)"

Location: Toni Areal; Kaskadencafé at 6th floor (Book Launch) // Room 5.G02 (Installation)

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CREATING NEW SPACES OF POSSIBILITY TOGETHER

On 24 September 2016 we celebrate the launch of the publication «artists-in-labs: Recomposing Art and Science» at Toni Areal in Zurich.

The artists-in-labs program is pleased to invite you to the book launch of this third volume in the ail series of books based on art-science collaborations.

This new book is a reflective investigation into the processes of theory and practice in the arts and sciences. Eight case studies highlight the differences of how an artist collaborates within the disciplines of biology, environmental science and neuroscience, while the essayists address the potentials and problems that are unique at the interface between the arts and sciences.

The publication can be purchased at the book launch at a reduced price of CHF 35.

Accompanying the book launch is the immersive, site-specific light and sound installation «you are variations – version 08 (prototype 02)», a collaborative piece by the artist Christina Della Giustina and Florian Bachmann and Marcus Pericin of the Colour-Light-Center of the Zurich University of the Arts. Christina Della Giustina was an artist-in-lab during 2011 and is also featured in the book.

In «you are variations – version 08 (prototype 02)» an immersive space of light and sound emerges out of complete darkness, transforming the exchange of water between ground, tree and atmosphere, recorded in abstract scientific data, into a sensory experience. The installation encompasses a projector, 20 centrally and vertically arranged threads and 8 active loudspeakers mounted on the ceiling. Animated points and lines, projected onto the threads, make visible the dynamic water cycle of two trees, whose data is recorded over a 24 hour period and compressed to 12 minutes for the installation. A sound composition based on the same data surrounds the visitor.

«you are variations, version 08 (prototype 02)» is part of Christina Della Giustina’s «you are variations» series, which she began during her artists-in-labs residency at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL in 2011 and has continued to develop through her research. In this, now, more than five years of continuous collaboration with scientists from WSL, Christina Della Giustina explores and interprets long-term data on water circulation in trees gathered by the WSL - acoustically, musically and visually. This process is accompanied by concerts, readings, performances and exhibitions that keep the public informed of the status of the project. This site specific light and sound installation is a collaborative piece by Christina Della Giustina, the musician/sound designer René Thie and Florian Bachmann and Marcus Pericin from the colour-light center (ZHdK). Additional technical support is provided by Michel Weber (ZHdK).

For this recent rendering, a collaborative exchange was initiated with the Colour-Light-Center. In exchange with Christina Della Giustina, Florian Bachmann and Marcus Pericin developed a new, data driven visual interpretation.

We would like to thank Christina Della Giustina, Florian Bachmann and Marcus Pericin, as well as the programmer and sound designer René Thie for his assistance with programming and Michel Weber from ZHdK for additional technical support. Warmest thanks are also extended to Andreas Rigling from WSL, whose many years of engagement have made a rich contribution to the dialogue between art and science, as well as to Arthur Gessler – also from WSL – for the data set. Finally, we would like to thank Stefan Kreysler, whose enthusiasm and practical support in organizing this project for the open house is invaluable to its realization.

We would love to welcome and meet you at our book launch and to chat, during a glass or two of good wine, about the publication, art, science and the exciting possibilities of pioneering cooperations which don‘t hesitate to cross the boundaries of disciplines.

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2015

«(in)visible transitions» - Light- and Sound Installation with live musical Interpretations

Location: Botanical Gardens University of Zurich

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Monday, 30 November 2015, from 4pm till 9pm, at the three Tropical Houses and at selected Spots at the Botanical Gardens University of Zurich.

6 30pm: Welcoming adresses by Corine Mauch, Mayor of Zurich, Jean-Jacques Victor, Consul General of France in Zurich and Christoph Weckerle, Member of the Executive Board of ZHdK.

7pm – 7 30pm and 8pm – 8 30pm: Live Music at the Tropical Houses.

Hot Wine and Soup in front of the Tropical Houses.

Admission free.

Artist Christina Della Giustina turns ecophysiological processes driven by changing environmental conditions into tangible, poetic worlds of light and sound. The installation «(in)visible transitions» is based on scientific long term data from climate research and represents the diverse ecosystems in the Botanical Gardens University of Zurich - lowland and mountain rain forests, drylands and central lowlands of Switzerland.

In 2011 Christina Della Giustina and scientist Andreas Rigling started their collaboration in an artists-in-labs residency at the long-term Forest Ecosystem Research Programme LWF of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL. Driven by their long-term immersive and creative dialogue they take scientific and artistic processes out of the lab/studio and bring them directly into the public domain. In generating «ways of saying» for the environment the installation let’s its surrounding speak, disclosing and addressing issues of presence, power and intimacy. «(in)visible transitions» stands for the fragility of our world and for the contribution we all have to make to protect it.

Concert «Nous sommes des arbres – you are variations»

With the support of SCNAT

Location: Ferme-Asile, Sion

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Stones scrape against each other, drums set the pace, flutes and half full glasses hum and chirp melodies. Tooting, and knocking, drumming and whistling; the sounds overlap, colours and shapes flow across a complex tapestry of sound. The structure is determined by the tree and the changes of the hydrological cycle in roots, stem and leaves throughout the year: heat and cold, sunny days and rainstorms find expression in the composition «Nous sommes des arbres» by Christina Della Giustina.

The artist works with environmental data from trees, which are collected from experimental plots by the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL in Valais. They are used to analyze the effects of climate change on the ecosystem of forests. The composition makes this data a sensual experience. The composition was adapted and rehearsed during a project week in spring 2015: children of the 4th grade at the primary school of Leuk-Susten (VS) experimented and made music in the company of scientists, musicians and artist Christina Della Giustina. After the second concert at Montreux Jazz Festival they reunite for the concert at Ferme-Asile in Sion.

«Nous sommes des arbres – you are variations» is part of the SNF Agora project State of the Art - Science and Art in Practice, which is led by the artists-in-labs program.

Concert at Montreux Jazz Festival «Nous sommes des arbres – you are variations»

POP-UP LAB

Location: Petit Palais, Montreux, 15:00

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Stones scrape against each other, drums set the pace, flutes and half full glasses hum and chirp melodies. Tooting, and knocking, drumming and whistling; the sounds overlap, colours and shapes flow across a complex tapestry of sound. The structure is determined by the tree and the changes of the hydrological cycle in roots, stem and leaves throughout the year: heat and cold, sunny days and rainstorms find expression in the composition «Nous sommes des arbres» by Christina Della Giustina.

The artist works with environmental data from trees, which are collected from experimental plots by the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL in Valais. They are used to analyze the effects of climate change on the ecosystem of forests. The composition makes this data a sensual experience. The composition was adapted and rehearsed during a project week in spring 2015: children of the 4th grade at the primary school of Leuk-Susten (VS) experimented and made music in the company of scientists, musicians and artist Christina Della Giustina. For the concert at Montreux Jazz Festival they are back together on stage.

«Nous sommes des arbres – you are variations» is part of the SNF Agora project State of the Art - Science and Art in Practice, which is led by the artists-in-labs program.

Concert: Wier sii d'Böüm

pop-up lab

Location: Tanzzentrum SOSTA in Leuk

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Please visit our website in German for more information.

Further information:
www.popuplab.org

Laborbesuch "visitors-in-lab" im Institut für Dynamische Systeme und Regelungstechnik ETH Zürich

quantum of disorder

Location: Sonneggstrasse 3, Zürich

29st of April, 6.00 pm

Please visit our website in German for more information.

Presentation by Prof. Dr. Raffaello D’Andrea, Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control, ETH Zürich

quantum of disorder

Location: Museum Haus Konstruktiv

22nd of April, 6.00 pm

Please visit our website in German for more information.

Kinetische Klanginstallation "Nyloïd" von Cod.Act

Quantum of Disorder

Location: EWZ-Eventhalle

31st of March and 1st of April, 6.30 pm

Please visit our website in German for more information.

Presentation "Orderly description of a disordered Universe" Prof. Martin Pohl, University of Geneva

Quantum of Disorder

Location: Museum Haus Konstruktiv

11th of March, 6.30 pm

by Prof. Dr. Martin Pohl, Particle physicist at CERN/University of Geneve. Martin Pohl is specialised in Particle physics experiments in Space which he conducts through various international projects like the International Space Station ISS or the chinese Space Station Tiangong 2.

Artists Talk with Thomas Baumann, Attila Csörgő, Pe Lang

Quantum of Disorder

Location: Museum Haus Konstruktiv

4th March, 6.30 pm

Panel discussion with the artists Thomas Baumann, Attila Csörgő, Pe Lang as well as Prof. Dr. Gerd Volkers, head of Collegium Helveticum and the curators Sabine Schaschl and Irène Hediger

Round Table Discussion: Technology in Art and Science – The Quantum of Disorder?

Quantum of Disorder

Location: Toni-Areal, ZHdK, Viaduktraum

3rd of March, 6.30 pm

with Sabine Himmelsbach, Director Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel, Philip Ursprung, Professor for Art- and History of Architecture, ETH Zurich, Pe Lang, artist, und Philipp Reist, researcher at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control, ETH Zurich.
Moderation: Irène Hediger, head artists-in-labs program ICS/ZHdK

Public Guided Tour through the exhibition by Sabine Schaschl and Irène Hediger

Quantum of Disorder

Location: Museum Haus Konstruktiv

18th of February, 6.30 pm

Tour through the exhibition with Irène Hediger, curator and head of the artists-in-labs program and Sabine Schaschl, director and curator of Museum Haus Konstruktiv

Presentation - "Cranky Bytes" by Boris Magrini

Quantum of Disorder

Location: Museum Haus Konstruktiv

18th of February, 6.30 pm

Please visit our website in German for more information.

Opening

QUANTUM OF DISORDER

Location: Museum Haus Konstruktiv

4th of February, 6.30 pm

Please visit our website in German for more information.

2014

Performance - Parenthesis: Unconference – A space to share processes in artistic research

Shooting Moments

Location: HEAD – Boulevard Helvétique, 9, 1205 Geneva

Nicole Ottiger Video Ergo Sum

Jérémie Gindre

In the iconoclastic form of an “unconference”, the Swiss Artistic Research Network, composed of Swiss Universities of Art, is opening a 24-hous parenthesis ( ): leaving aside perpetual questions dedicated to the processes and methods of artistic research.

Shooting moments
with Nicole Ottiger and Olaf Blanke

Nothing is more difficult than to have a sense for precisely what we see. ’ Adapted from a neuroscientific run test, the artist Nicole Ottiger will submit the participants to techniques based on perception skills, with the medium of painting and drawing as embodiments of a visual memory.

On a eu du mal
with Jérémie Gindre and Sophie Schwartz, Alison Montagrin

A 30 minute-long visual reading of a story by Jérémie Gindre, written and drawn after his residency at the Swiss National Center for Affective Sciences in Geneva, will be accompanied by comments by the psychologists Sophie Schwartz & Alison Montagrin

Further information:
http://blog.sarn.ch/?p=60

Performance - Assembling the Morrow – A Poetics of Sleep

Publication Assemblng The Morrow

Sandra Huber (Swiss artists-in-labs in 2010) spent nine months as resident writer at a sleep laboratory of the Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG) at the University of Lausanne. We are happy to announce her resulting book of poetry: Assembling the Morrow - A Poetics of Sleep coming out by the end of October.

book purchase and further information:
www.talonbooks.com

Conference - Re-Composing Art and Science. Artists-in-labs Immersive Encounters

Location: Overgaden, Institute of Contemporary Art, Overgaden Neden Vandet 17, 1414 Copenhagen, Danmark

Overgaaden

Conference at 4 – 5pm from the 24th and 25th of October

Art + Science: Towards a Third Culture? is part of Overgaden’s conference series Overgaden LECTURES, which was launched in 2013 to provide an annual opportunity to explore key tendencies in the field of contemporary art in depth. This year we are focusing on the interaction between art and science and examining the current hype surrounding the phenomenon. Which structural and methodological similarities and differences characterise the two disciplines? Why is an exchange between them relevant right now? Is it a dialogue between equals? And what role does financing and funding play in a relationship between what sceptics might call a mismatched couple? These are the questions at the core of the conference that will be explored over two days of lectures and debates with leading experts in the field, as well as via concrete experiences and results of collaborative projects between artists and scientists.

Further information:
www.overgaden.org

Exhibition - Auralroots

A new interactive media sculpture about art and neuroscience research

Location: Centrum Kultury ZAMEK, ul. Sw. Marcin 80/82, 61-809 Poznan, Poland

Auralroots

Auralroots combines inspiration from tactile and aural sensory perception. It consists of two hanging sculptures with related sounds and graphics on a touchscreen, which were inspired by learning about the stereocilia: tiny hairs on the auditory cells of the inner ear. Presented in conjunction with the conference "Post-Technological Experiences. Art-Science-Culture”.

Further information:
www.hatcenter.amu.edu.pl

Event - Toni Areal – Tage der offenen Tür - presentation by Irène Hediger

Think Art – Act Science: Zeitraum für Kunst und Wissenschaft

Location: Toni Areal 5.K08

Tage Der Offenen Tür

In June, the Swiss artists-in-labs program moved to the new ZHdK Campus – the Toni-Areal. During the open days of the ZHdK the Swiss artists-in-labs program is be presented in the context of the arts & culture marathon / intervention series.

Further information:
www.toni-tage.ch

Performance - Schule für Dichtung - lecture and performance by Sandra Huber and Thomas Curie

Death of the Author: Poetry of Sleep | Science of Sleep

Location: Schule für Dichtung, Wien

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Poet Sandra Huber and biologist Thomas Curie (Center for Integrative Genomics, CIG) will discuss the poetry and science of sleep. Focus will be placed on the artists project Assembling the Morrow (coming out with Talonbooks in fall 2014) in which she turned neural oscillations into lines of text, following upon a 9-month residency at the CIG in Lausanne. Writing as technology, bioelectricity, rhythms of the body, and the quixotic attempt of those who have sought a language of consciousness, from Hans Berger to Gertrude Stein, will be up for discussion. During her participation at the project State of the Art –Science and Art in Practice Sandra Huber developed an installation of one of her pieces, which will be now presented at Literaturhaus Wien.

Sandra Huber participated in the Swiss artists-in-labs program in 2010 as an artist in residence in collaboration with Professor Paul Franken at the Center for Integrative Genomic of the university of Lausanne and is now part of the research project State oft he Art – Science and Art in Practice, founded by the Swiss National Science Foundations, SNF.

Further information:
www.popuplab.org
www.literaturhaus.at

Exhibition - La Nuit des Musées à Lausanne - exposition by Sylvia Hostettler

Au Musée de la main: LAB/LIFE. Deux expositions sur le vivant

Location: Musée de la main, Rue du Buignon 21, Auditoire César Roux

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Le Musée de la main se plonge dans l’actualité des sciences de la vie. La double exposition LAB/LIFE valorise d’une part les enjeux de la recherche contemporaine en biologie et en médecine. D’autre part, elle donne un coup de projecteur particulier sur le domaine des cellules souches, fascinant et controversé, pour montrer les possibilités et les limites de la médecine régénérative. Les œuvres présentées de l’artiste Sylvia Hostettler représentent et démontrent une approche singulière envers cette thématique.

Sylvia Hostettler participa au programme Swiss artists-in-labs en 2008 en tant qu’artiste en résidence au Centre Intégratif de Gémomique (CIG) de l’Univeristé de Lausanne auprès du laboratoire du Professeur Christian Frankhauser.

Further information:
www.museedelamain.ch

Performance - La Nuit des Musées à Lausanne - performance by Steffen Schmidt

Au Musée de la main: Les paysages sonores du coeur

Location: Musée de la main, Rue du Buignon 21, Auditoire César Roux

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Dans le cadre de la Nuit des Musées de Lausanne, Steffen Schmidt, pianiste et compositeur, explore la musicalité du coeur. Sa création modèle le riche matériau sonore que lui offrent la phonocardiographie ou l’échographie. Il associe divers aspects scientifiques et socioculturels de cet organe à forte portée symbolique.

Steffen Schmidt participa au programme Swiss artists-in-labs en 2011 en tant qu’artiste en résidence au service de chirurgie cardio-vasculaire du CHUV auprès du Professeur Ludwig von Segesser.

Further information:
www.museedelamain.ch

conferenc - ScienceComm’14

Kunst vermittelt Wissenschaft: But everything was different from what I expected it to be

Location: Beromünster/Sursee

Please visit our website in German for more information.

Further information:
www.sciencecomm.ch

Exhibition - Pratt Manhattan Gallery

Sleuthing the Mind

Location: LevyArts, 40 E 19th St #3-R, New York City, NY 10003

The Pratt Manhattan gallery is a public art gallery affiliated with Pratt Institute that organizes and hosts exhibitions featuring contemporary art and design. Through video, performance, human-computer interface, virtual reality, and traditional artistic approaches, this exhibition explores the mind’s many facets, presenting an expanded field of artistic practice informed by neuroscience.

Nicole Ottiger will show an artwork from her “Third Person” series and Jill Scott will present her artwork “Soma Book“.

Further information: 
www.pratt.edu

Workshop - LASER: Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendez-Vous

Video Ergo Sum. Self-Representations in Art

Location: LevyArts, 40 E 19th St #3-R, New York City, NY 10003

Nicole Ottiger Video Ergo Sum

We look out onto the world though our eyes, but we cannot perceive our heads (unless looking into a mirror) and we can’t see ourselves from behind. We do not have the ability to see ourselves as others see us. But what if we could? The presentation by Artist Nicole Ottiger explores and gives insight to the virtual nature of the self in artistic practice, by adapting a neuroscientific experiment to wear a virtual reality setting that immersed her into the body of her avatar while drawing her self-portrait.

Nicole Ottiger participated in the Swiss artists-in-labs program in 2010 as an artist in residence in collaboration with Professor Olaf Blanke of the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, Brain-Mind Institute of the EPFL and is now part of the research project State oft he Art – Science and Art in Practice, founded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, SNF.

For more information:
www.popuplab.org

www.leonardo.info

Exhibition - The Quadriennale Düsseldorf 2014

Jill Scott: The Electric Retina

Location: NRW-Forum Düsseldorf

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The imai foundation for video and media art presents the group exhibition The Invisible Force Behind. Materiality in Media Art on the upper floor of NRW-Forum Düsseldorf. The exhibition addresses today’s phenomenon of an increasing loss of corporeal substance due to digitisation and the simultaneous growth of our knowledge reservoir.

The Electric Retina by Jill Scott is part of the group show "The invisible force behind" curated by the inter media art institute in Düsseldorf.

Vernissage: Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 8 pm,  NRW-Forum Düsseldorf.

The quadriennale takes place from April 5th until August 10th 2014.

Further information:
quadriennale-duesseldorf.de

Workshop - Schule Hüenerweid: 24th of March

The Ball - Marie-France Bojanowski & Prof. Dr. Jürg Gutknecht

Location: Schule Hüenerweid, Dietlikon

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Super-Toilet and Detector Gloves
A halfday art-science workshop in the school building Hüenerweid.

Together with the artist Marie-France Bojanowski and professor Jürg Gutknecht from the ETH students of the secondary school designed smart objects and tangible user interfaces.

Please visit our website in German for more information.

Conference - CCES conference 2014: Posterpräsentationen „Wissen gestalten"

Research, Education and Dialogue for Environment and Sustainablility – Achievements and Challenges

Location: ETH, Zurich

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February 26, 2014, ETH Zurich

Program: www.cces.ethz.ch/conference2014/program

Analyzing, understanding, and communicating the complex causes, mechanisms and extent of past, current and future environmental change and its impacts on sustainability from a scientific as well as a societal perspective are the goals of the Competence Center Environment and Sustainability (CCES) of the ETH Domain. Since its initiation in 2006, these goals have been pursued within the scope of 25 large interdisciplinary and inter-institutional research collaborations in the following five thematic areas:

Food, Environment and Health
Climate and Environmental Change
Sustainable Land Use
Natural Resources
Natural Hazards and Risks

Exchange between scientists and stakeholders from politics, administration, and civil society constitutes an important element on the path towards a more sustainable development. Therefore, CCES has implemented a number of initiatives to foster this dialogue as well as the dissemination and adoption of sustainability know-how outside the scientific community.

The CCES 2014 Conference “Research, Education, and Dialogue for Environment and Sustainability – Achievements and Challenges” will provide the platform for the presentation and discussion of CCES research highlights and dialogue activities of the second phase, covering the past three years. More in-depth insights into research findings and dialogue activities will be provided in poster presentations.

Creating knowledge – mutually enriching art and science

Concept and objectives
Global social and environmental issues like the consequences of anthropogenic climate change, inefficient resource use on our planet, and population growth, are major challenges to existing but especially to future generations. The interactive and complex nature of these issues helps to explain why individuals often consider their own behavior towards the solving and tackling of these problems as marginal. Major environmental problems and suggestions on how
to solve them must therefore be approached on a level that allows individual actions to have effect.

The arts, design and science can make major contributions by reflecting, shaping, and communicating the various aspects and interrelations. Joining of expertise from students in science, art, and design therefore allows the multi- and transdisciplinary development and imparting of new content and strategies for environmental education.

Against this background, the joint project Creating Knowledge of the Competence Center Environment and Sustainability (CCES) of the ETH Domain and the Swiss artists-in-labs program (ZHdK) as well as the Department of Design of the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) intends to use methods of scientific visualization, game design, and audiovisual and social media to create new environmental knowledge. Goal is to primarily reach target groups outside the scientific community.
 

Subject of bachelor projects
Climat in Change – Focus Water
The link between the topics climate and water is promising, because water constitutes an essential element of climate change, while it is also something materially tangible with an easy link to concrete questions of everyday life.
 

Project management
ZHdK Irène Hediger & CCES Nikolaus Gotsch
 

Realization of Bachelor projects
Between July 2011 and June 2013 two transdisciplinary Bachelor theses have been accomplished. They were presented at the Zurich University of the Arts diploma exhibition 2013. In addition two Bachelor students in Art Education (DKV/ZHdK) and one Bachelor student in Environmental Sciences ETH jointly produced a term project (illustrated teaching material) that examines the issue of water consumption and pollution in coffee production.
 

Outlook
The enriching experience of the pioneering project will be followed by a second pilot project. The kick-off workshop was held on September 19, 2013 for cooperative Bachelor theses in 2014.

Bachelor thesis

"Nutricus – Virtual water in the food production"

In our supermarkets we are overwhelmed by a wide range of products from all over the world and often suffer decision conflicts. A negociation between price, health, ecology but also between habit, taste and desire is the result and makes it difficult to decide. Confusion about labels and mistrust in the producers make it even harder to find the right choice. Generally spoken, is there a right choice?

Nutricus is a dice game that deals with the conflict of choosing foodstuff and visually compares prices, calorie contents, the CO2 footprint and the water footprint of the food products. The products of each player compete under one of thoses aspects. The chance of winning can be influenced by the food-choices in the store. An individual collection of the personal products is generated and complemented with suggestions of more ecological or healthier substitutes.

Playing Nutricus brings people together and provokes a discussion about what we eat.
The intention of Nutricus is an interplay between buying food and playing the game. By displaying substitutes for the purchased product, the user is encouraged to try out different products and to extend his nutritional repertoire.

Lisa Müller (Interaction Design, ZHdK): Nutricus
Diego Martinez (Interaction Design, ZHdK): Nutricus
Stefan Breit (Environmental Systems Science, ETH): Methodenvergleich zur Erhebung des WFAs ausgewählter Nahrungsmittel
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Gruber, Head Institute for Biogeomistry and Pollutant Dynamics, ETH
Karmen Franinovic, Head Interaction Design, Departement Design, ZHdK

iad.zhdk.ch/en/projects/nutricus

"Storm – Interactive visualization of atmospheric dynamics"

Chaotic flows in the atmosphere can contribute to the emergence of threatening weather systems such as cyclones or weather fronts with heavy rainfall. The development of these systems is affected by dry and wet dynamic processes and is accompanied by coherent patterns.

The bachelor project investigates new ways to represent the spatial results of prognostic simulations visually. For the visualization an experimental computer application has been developed which allows interactive access to the data and is spatially and temporally flexible.
The data shown in the visualization come from a scientific simulation and were provied by the Department of Atmospheric Dynamics of ETH Zurich. The simulation shows the development of an idealized storm over a period of 5 days. The interaction with the visualization makes it possible to consider the different information separately or to change the view.

Natalie Fischer (IACETH): Analyse der vertikalen PV-Struktur extratropischer Zyklonen
Stefan Paunovic (Scientific Visualization, ZHdK): Interaktive Visualisierung der atmosphärischen Dynamik
Prof. Heini Wernli, Head Atmospheric Dynamics IACETH
Karin Seiler, Lecturer, Scientific Visualization, Departement Design, ZHdK
Jonas Christen, Ph.D., Scientific Visualization, Departement Design, ZHdK

Futher information:
www.cces.ethz.ch/creatingknowledge

Artikel im Zett Magazin: epaper.zhdk.ch/zett_1_2013

Vernissage - Alexandre Joly@Mirage Festival Lyon, France

Location: Centre des Humanités, INSA, Lyon


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We are happy to announce the installation of Alexandre Joly at the Mirage Festival in Lyon, France. 

Alexandre Joly (Sino-Swiss Residency Exchange 09/10 at the Chengdu Institute of Biology (CIB) in China) is presenting one of his residency related works at the Mirage Festival in Lyon.

VERNISSAGE and MEET AND GREET with the artist: Friday 21st of February, 14-18h, Centre des Humanités, INSA de Lyon. 

The Mirage Festival is a digital and audiovisual arts festival in Lyon (France). Mirage Festival will be held from February 19th till 23rd. During five days, a wide range of ground-breaking works in digital arts, music, live AV performance and installations will be presented. The Festival holds workshops and networking events for artists as well as exhibitions, performances and events. 

Alexandre Joly’s work will be shown at the Centre des Humanités at the INSA de Lyon from 21st to 28th of February.

www.miragefestival.com

www.alexandrejoly.net

Flyer (french): pdf (interactive)

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Annonce du vernissage de l’installation d’Alexandre Joly au Mirage Festival à Lyon.

Alexandre Joly, artist-in-labs de 2009 dans le cadre du programme Sino-Swiss Residency Exchange au Chengdu Institute of Biology (CIB) en Chine, montre une oeuvre basée sur cette résidence au Mirage Festival à Lyon. 

VERNISSAGE et rencontre avec l’artiste: Vendredi, 21 février de 14-18h dans le Centre des Humanités des INSA de Lyon. 

Le Mirage Festival est le rendez-vous annuel des cultures numériques et audiovisuelles à Lyon. La programmation du festival vise à s’affranchir des frontières entre les disciplines artistiques, et consacre une place prépondérante à l’image et au son, laissant libre cours aux expérimentations multimédias. Plutôt qu’un inventaire exhaustif de ces nouvelles formes d’art, le Mirage Festival propose un échantillon de cette création contemporaine liée aux outils numériques. Plus précisément, il s’intéresse tout particulièrement aux oeuvres hybrides où prédomine l’interactivité entre les médias. La manifestation lyonnaise, véritable plateforme de diffusion, est aussi un lieu d’échange pour professionnels, artistes et public, grâce aux workshops et conférences proposés. 

L’installation d’Alexandre Joly au Centre des Humanités de l’INSA sera visible jusqu’au 28 février.

www.miragefestival.com

www.alexandrejoly.net

Flyer: pdf (interactive)

2013

WITH THE BEST WISHES!

The artists-in-labs program

Ail New Year Greetings

Ausstrahlung - Jérémie Gindre: "On a eu du mal" auf dem Radiosender la 1ère

Please visit our website in German for more information

Call for Entry - Edith-Russ-Haus

Media Art

Edith Russ Haus 10a

Dear friends of the Edith-Russ-Haus,

We would like to draw your attention to the call for applications for our grant programme 2014 and we would appreciate the forwarding of this
information to possibly interested artists.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 25 November 2013 – 16 February 2014

The Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art will award national and international artists with three Grants for Media Art of the Foundation of Lower
Saxony (10,000 € each) for the production of a new project in this field.

The grants are awarded for a period of six months (July–December 2014). At least one month shall be spent as artist in residence in the guest apartments of the ERH in Oldenburg.
You find detailed information about the grants on our website at:

www.edith-russ-haus.de/en/stipends/stipends/current.html

We would like to thank you in advance for supporting the dissemination
of this information.

Yours sincerely

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Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst
Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art
Katharinenstraße 23
D-26121 Oldenburg

t. +49 (0) 441 - 235 3208
f. +49 (0) 441 - 235 2161

www.edith-russ-haus.de

Vernissage - Neuromedia Winchester

Art and Neuroscience Research

Location: Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium, Winchester

Preview: 23rd of october 2013, 6-9 pm

Exhibition: 24th of october 2013 to 10th of march 2014

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Neuromedia is an immersive exhibition about molecular and cellular research from a series of art and neuroscience collaborations. The exhibition is divided into 4 parts: Neural Development, Visual Perception, Tactile Perception and Skin and Environment, and each part provides us with a wonderful opportunity to experience the impact of art in its interface with science. Neuroscience and art share the fact that perception is at the heart of both disciplines.

Neuromedia was designed by the Swiss/Australian media artist Jill Scott and shown at KULTURAMA, Museum of Mankind in Zurich Switzerland. It was based on her research experiences over the last 10 years as a resident artist immersed in different neuroscience labs at the University of Zurich (University Hospital, the Institute for Molecular Science and the Artificial Intelligence Lab).

For more information: pdf

Address:

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Telegraph Way, off Alresford Road

Morn Hill, Winchester. SO21 1HZ

Telephone: 0044 (0) 1962 863791

www.winchestersciencecentre.org

Conference - TransCultural Exchange in Boston: 10th-13th October

International Opportunities in the Arts: Engaging Minds

Location: Boston University, Boston

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Saturday 12th, 13h30 - 15h30, Entrées to New Worlds, Boston University, George Sherman Union, Metcalf Large Hall

Swiss artists-in-labs program presents a panel at the TransCultural Exchange's 2013 Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts at Boston University. This year the Conference theme is Engaging Minds.

The Conference panels will focus on topics meant to inspire and address many artists' desire to engage in other fields of discipline; while, at the same time, preserving the Conferences' aim to serve as an international forum for practicing artists and related professionals.

For further information:

www.transculturalexchange.org

Project - Creating Knowledge: 19th of September

First Pilot with two ZHdK – ETH - Bachelorthesis sucessfully completed

Location: ETH Zürich

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Creating knowledge – mutually enriching art and science

Concept and objectives
Global social and environmental issues like the consequences of anthropogenic climate change, inefficient resource use on our planet, and population growth, are major challenges to existing but especially to future generations. The interactive and complex nature of these issues helps to explain why individuals often consider their own behavior towards the solving and tackling of these problems as marginal. Major environmental problems and suggestions on how
to solve them must therefore be approached on a level that allows individual actions to have effect.

The arts, design and science can make major contributions by reflecting, shaping, and communicating the various aspects and interrelations. Joining of expertise from students in science, art, and design therefore allows the multi- and transdisciplinary development and imparting of new content and strategies for environmental education.

Against this background, the joint project Creating Knowledge of the Competence Center Environment and Sustainability (CCES) of the ETH Domain and the Swiss artists-in-labs program (ZHdK) as well as the Department of Design of the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) intends to use methods of scientific visualization, game design, and audiovisual and social media to create new environmental knowledge. Goal is to primarily reach target groups outside the scientific community.

Subject of bachelor projects
Climat in Change – Focus Water
The link between the topics climate and water is promising, because water constitutes an essential element of climate change, while it is also something materially tangible with an easy link to concrete questions of everyday life.

Project management
ZHdK Irène Hediger & CCES Nikolaus Gotsch

Realization of Bachelor projects
Between July 2011 and June 2013 two transdisciplinary Bachelor theses have been accomplished. They were presented at the Zurich University of the Arts diploma exhibition 2013. In addition two Bachelor students in Art Education (DKV/ZHdK) and one Bachelor student in Environmental Sciences ETH jointly produced a term project (illustrated teaching material) that examines the issue of water consumption and pollution in coffee production.

Outlook
The enriching experience of the pioneering project will be followed by a second pilot project. The kick-off workshop was held on September 19, 2013 for cooperative Bachelor theses in 2014.

Bachelor thesis

"Nutricus – Virtual water in the food production"

In our supermarkets we are overwhelmed by a wide range of products from all over the world and often suffer decision conflicts. A negociation between price, health, ecology but also between habit, taste and desire is the result and makes it difficult to decide. Confusion about labels and mistrust in the producers make it even harder to find the right choice. Generally spoken, is there a right choice?

Nutricus is a dice game that deals with the conflict of choosing foodstuff and visually compares prices, calorie contents, the CO2 footprint and the water footprint of the food products. The products of each player compete under one of thoses aspects. The chance of winning can be influenced by the food-choices in the store. An individual collection of the personal products is generated and complemented with suggestions of more ecological or healthier substitutes.

Playing Nutricus brings people together and provokes a discussion about what we eat.
The intention of Nutricus is an interplay between buying food and playing the game. By displaying substitutes for the purchased product, the user is encouraged to try out different products and to extend his nutritional repertoire.

Lisa Müller (Interaction Design, ZHdK): Nutricus
Diego Martinez (Interaction Design, ZHdK): Nutricus
Stefan Breit (Environmental Systems Science, ETH): Methodenvergleich zur Erhebung des WFAs ausgewählter Nahrungsmittel
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Gruber, Head Institute for Biogeomistry and Pollutant Dynamics, ETH
Karmen Franinovic, Head Interaction Design, Departement Design, ZHdK

iad.zhdk.ch/en/projects/nutricus

"Storm – Interactive visualization of atmospheric dynamics"

Chaotic flows in the atmosphere can contribute to the emergence of threatening weather systems such as cyclones or weather fronts with heavy rainfall. The development of these systems is affected by dry and wet dynamic processes and is accompanied by coherent patterns.

The bachelor project investigates new ways to represent the spatial results of prognostic simulations visually. For the visualization an experimental computer application has been developed which allows interactive access to the data and is spatially and temporally flexible.
The data shown in the visualization come from a scientific simulation and were provied by the Department of Atmospheric Dynamics of ETH Zurich. The simulation shows the development of an idealized storm over a period of 5 days. The interaction with the visualization makes it possible to consider the different information separately or to change the view.

Natalie Fischer (IACETH): Analyse der vertikalen PV-Struktur extratropischer Zyklonen
Stefan Paunovic (Scientific Visualization, ZHdK): Interaktive Visualisierung der atmosphärischen Dynamik
Prof. Heini Wernli, Head Atmospheric Dynamics IACETH
Karin Seiler, Lecturer, Scientific Visualization, Departement Design, ZHdK
Jonas Christen, Ph.D., Scientific Visualization, Departement Design, ZHdK

More information:

www.cces.ethz.ch/creatingknowledge

Artikel im Zett Magazin: epaper.zhdk.ch/zett_1_2013

Call for Entry - Pro Helvetia

Interdisciplinary Cooperation Projects on New Media

Ladies and Gentlemen

We are pleased to inform you that the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has launched a call for interdisciplinary cooperation projects on the subject of new media. Event organisers, institutions and producers from the art, culture and research sector are invited to submit joint projects that deal in an artistic way with new media and technology or with the social and cultural impact of these technologies. The call for projects is part of Pro Helvetia’s «Digital Culture» programme – running until 2015 – with which the Swiss Arts Council is exploring the effect of digitalisation on contemporary arts and culture.

The deadline for the submission of projects is 1 December 2013. 

Further details on the call for projects and the «Digital Culture» programme can be found on our website

Yours sincerely

Andri Hardmeier

Head of Funding and Cultural Promotion a.i.

T +41 44 267 71 71
Pro Helvetia
Schweizer Kulturstiftung
Hirschengraben 22
CH-8024 Zürich
www.prohelvetia.ch

Event - Montreux Jazz Festival 2013: 18th of July

Didactica – Art and Science on Stage

Location: Montreux, Petit Palais

We are happy to announce the presentation and performance of two art-science projects at the Jazz Festival Montreux.

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03:00 pm "The poetry of sleep"

Audio-visual performance by Sandra Huber, Swiss artist-in-labs program 2010 at the Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG/UNIL) and Thomas Curie, Ph.D, scientific researcher in biology at the CIG/UNIL // pdf

05:00 pm "Tune of trees at Lake Leman – 4 songs from inside a tree"
Concept and composition by Christina Della Giustina, Swiss artist-in-labs program 2011 at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL-ETH Domain) and Dr. Andreas Rigling, head research Unit Forest Dynamics at the WSL-ETH Domain // pdf

06:00 pm Round Table: "Rhythm - out of scale?"
With Christina Della Giustina, Dr. Andreas Rigling, Sandra Huber, Thomas Curie, Ph.D., Dr. Vincent Barras, Insitut universitaire d’histoire de la medicine et de la santé publique UNIL, Irène Hediger artists-in-labs program ZHdK

What new rhythms or even compositions emerge when art and science engage in a long-term dialogue? Based on the performances "tunes of trees" and "poetry of sleep" and the nine-month collaboration in the scientific lab, the conversation revolves around rhythms - not only of music - in their diverse manifestations.

The artists took advantage of scientific data from life sciences that are commonly thought of as objective as the basis of their artistic approach and performative implementation. Art and Science seem to operate with different work rhythms and ways of thinking. But how do the artists and scientists see their communication in this conflict?

Free entrance

Further informations:
Flyer: Didactica - Art and Science on Stage
www.popuplab.org

www.montreuxjazzfestival.com

Conference - Kunst & Wissenschaft - Renaissance einer Arbeitsbeziehung: 29th of May

Résumé der Tagung

Location: Bern, Progr


Kunst Wissen Resume

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Workshop - NightLife: 17th of May

Feel the music: Film, Emotion, and Neuroscience

Location: San Francisco, 730 Montgomery St.

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Kubrick, Scorsese, Lynch, Hitchcock. These iconic filmmakers exhibit mastery of combining images and sound to heighten suspense and drama. Session 4 of “Feel the Music,” a forum on music and emotions, analyzes different styles of filmmaking and the way various techniques change a viewer’s experience—even the brain’s response, as seen with fMRI. Could this provide a quantitative way of testing the success of a film and lead to an interdisciplinary field of cognitive neuroscience and film studies, called “neurocinematics”? The session ends with a workshop on Hitchcock’s emotion-building techniques.

At 3:30 pm Workshop about "How Hitchcock Bilds Emotion" leb by Patrizia Lombardo, Uri Hasson, Kent Long and Steffen Schmidt

Date:
17 May 2013 from 1:15 PM to 4:00 PM

Location:
730 Montgomery St. San Francisco, CA 94111.
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More information about the program: www.swissnexsanfrancisco.org

Vernissage - NightLife: 13th of May

Feel the Music: Sound and Emotion

Location: San Francisco, California Academy of Sciences

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We are happy to announce Steffen Schmidt's performance at the two-day forum "Feel the Music: sound and Emotion" in California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

Open your ears and your soul—we’re exploring the intersection of sound and emotion with the California Academy of Sciences and the Swiss Research Center for Affective Sciences at a special “Feel the Music” edition of NightLife.
Musicologist and pianist Steffen Schmidt will perform “Piano and Soundscape”, and “Noise and the Digital Stethoscope” in the coral reef. Slayers Club DJs will play sets built around a different emotion each hour.

13th of May at 8:00 pm “Listen to the heart”
at California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr., Golden Gate Park, San Francisco CA 94118

Discussion about how tempo and metrics in music can impact feelings. And a live performance of soundscapes of the heart incorporates recordings from phonocardiographic, Echocardiograph (Doppler), and musical interpretations of the heart beat.

More information: www.swissnexsanfrancisco.org

Event - Final presentation experimenta13 - Natur Stadt Kunst

George Steinmann: Das dritte Relat. Eine wachsende Skulptur

Location: Basel, lotsremark Projektraum

Vernissage: Friday 22nd of march 2013, 6-8 pm, lotsremark Projektraum.

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More information on: www.lotsremark.net

www.george-steinmann.ch

Event - robots-on-tour

Location: Zürich, Puls 5

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ROBOTS-ON-TOUR

9. March 2013 at Puls 5 Giessereistrasse 18, 8005 Zürich

Hosted by the Swiss artists-in-labs program – Züricher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK).
A collaboration with the Artificial Intelligence Lab – University of Zurich.

Timetable:

19:15 Overview of Swiss artists-in-labs program's documentary films by filmmaker: Prof. Marille Hahne (in German)

19:20 Interview with Adrianne Wortzel by co-director of the Swiss artists-in-labs program: Prof. Dr. Jill Scott (in English)

19:30 European film premiere of archipelago.ch by Adrianne Wortzel and Daniel Bisig.

19.25 Small Apero

More information: Flyer

archipelago.ch depicts a tour of newly discovered “islands” which are actually a series of robotic research labs at the Artist-in-Resident Documentary Films.

Some artists will also be present for individual discussions about their own experiences in the Artificial Intelligence Lab at the University of Zurich. Their videos will be shown on a on a separate terminal with headphones and German Subtitles. This film- compilation features:

Margarete Jahmann and Max Morwitzer (15 mins)

Oliver Wolf (15 mins)

Pablo Ventura (15 mins)

Adrainne Wortzel (15 mins)

Jill Scott (18 mins)

Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, University of Zurich

achipelago.ch iterates the discovery, analysis and interpretation of their terrain and indigenous creatures. The “creatures” inhabiting each island are the idiosyncratic robots evolved by each researcher from their choice of morphologies occurring in nature, i.e., a insect eye, mouse whiskers discerning textures by touch, etc.

Robotic systems at the AILAB are evolved for research and experimentation on the interrelationship between morphology, cognitive capabilities, and environment in generating behavior. Each robot constitutes a creature for a section of the video and is named after the corresponding researcher: a “mouse” (St. Simir Island) - capable of perceiving its environment through rat whiskers as a sensory modality; quadrupeds (Fumiya Island). And aquatic creatures moving through water via stimulated oscillation (Marcus Cove).

The video voiceover consists of verbatim text from Darwin’s Voyage lf the Beagle, Chapter 17: The Galapagos, with some contributions from researchers’ papers. The lab terrains are strewn with the tools and detritus of each researcher’s endeavors and treated as flora. Depiction of isolated robotic parts, particularly those from trial and error experimentation, emphasizes a robot’s evolution as a specimen striving for fitness and survival. Coincidentally, the video is narrated by Andrew Berry, Alfred Wallace historian and an Organismic and Evolutionary Biology lecturer at Harvard University, who attended Shrewesberry School of which Charles Darwin was an alumni.

Broadcast - experimenta13: NATUR STADT KUNST on SRF Kulturplatz

experimenta13: NATUR STADT KUNST

Location: SRF, Kulturplatz

SRF Kulturplatz: "experimenta13: NATUR STADT KUNST"

22:20 on SRF 1, 27.02.2013

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Vernissage - Dominique Lämmli: (Social)Bacteria

Indo-Swiss Residency Exchange 2012/13 at Deepa Agashe’s Adaptation Lab at NCBS

Location: India, BAR1 Studios, Mission Road in Bangalore

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We are happy to announce the opening of the exhibition (Social)Bacteria at BAR1 Studios, Mission Road in Bangalore, India, the 23th of February with the performance and visual essay from 6:30 to 7:00pm by Dominique Lämmli and Annemarie Bucher.

Opening:
Tuesday, 23th of February at 6pm.
Performance and visual essay from 6:30 to 7:00pm.

(Social) Baceria merges the two formats of performance and visual essay, focusing on mutations in interdisciplinary work. It displays central issues, such as different mind-sets, questions, and exchange possibilities by enacting multiple perspectives. The viewpoints include artistic and scientific practice and theory and comparative reflections. Following enactement the audience is invited to discuss the issues at stake.

(Social) Bacteria is Dominique Lämmli final event of the Indo-Swiss Residency Exchange at Deepa Agashe’s Adaptation Lab at NCBS. It is organized by the Swiss artists-in-labs research group at the Zurich University of the Arts and supported by Pro Helvetia and swissnex India.

www.dominiquelaemmli.ch

Vernissage - Neha Thakar: River Stroke

Indo-Swiss Residency Exchange 2012/13 at Eawag

Location: Dübendorf, Eawag

River Stroke Nehathakar

We are happy to announce the opening of the exhibition River Stroke in the main entrance hall of the Eawag (Überlandstrasse 133 in Dübendorf).

Opening: Tuesday, 29th of January at 4 pm

Exhibition: Wednesday, 30th of January till Tuesday, 12th of February.

As part of the Indo-Swiss Residency Exchange 2012/2013 of the Swiss artists-in-labs program, the Indian Artist Neha Thakar collaborated with scientists form the Eawag Institute for aquatic research in Dübendorf. During three months she extensively engaged with fundamental and practical questions in the field of aquatic research focusing on remote sensing and spatial analyses (GIS) of ecosystems and restoration and conservation of streams.

See the short documentary: River Stroke

The Indo-Swiss Residency Exchange 2012/2013 of the Swiss artists-in-labs program is realized in close collaboration with Pro Helvetia and Swissnex India.

Veranstaltung - Workshop Neuroscience

THINKING OUT OF THE BOX

Location: Zürich, Kulturama

26th of january 2013 in the Kulturama

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Thinking Out Of The Box Kulturama

2012

Event - Kunst & Wissenschaft: Renaissance einer Arbeitsbeziehung?

29th november in Progr

Location: Bern

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Vernissage - Pe Lang@ZERO1 Art and Technology Biennial

Sounds of Science

Artist = researcher?
In conjunction with the ZERO1 Biennial, Swiss artist Pe Lang and US artist Charles Lindsay perform their liaisons to science.

18 September 2012 from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm in Seeking Silicon Valley

Sounds Of Science

Featured Artists: Pe Lang / Charles Lindsay

Artists, researchers, and engineers are all driven by an innate curiosity to explore, experiment, and play. By sharing tools, processes, and methods with each other, they can amplify their unique perspectives.

Pe Lang, an Artist in Residence at the Exploratorium, creates kinetic objects to demonstrate physical and mechanical phenomena, material research, and their sound components. Charles Lindsay is intrigued by our rapid ascent from early primates to astronauts and curious about the role technological evolution plays in all aspects of metacognition and consciousness. Devices increasingly ‘see’ and ‘think’ for us. What does life on earth suggest about what intelligent life might look or sound like elsewhere in the universe?

In conjunction with the ZERO1 Art and Technology Biennial exhibition, where Pe Lang presents two installations, swissnex is hosting the two artists to speak about their artistic processes and perform their “research.”

Pe Lang will perform “cl_loop” using magnets as sound sources with different frequencies and two handmade devices, one that functions as a sensor and one as an electromagnet. Just by moving the magnets, the artist “composes” the sounds created by introducing different materials that alter the magnet’s acoustic qualities.

Program
6:30 pm doors open
7:00 pm presentation & talk
7:45 pm performances
8:30 pm reception & networking
10:00 pm doors close

www.pelang.ch

Vernissage - Neuromedia

Art and Neuroscience research

Location: Zürich

We’re happy to announce the vernissage of NEUROMEDIA at the KULTURAMA on the 30th of august at 6:30pm with an introduction by the artist Dr. Jill Scott and the scientist Dr. Esther Stoeckli.

The exhibition is a cooperation between the Institute for Cultural Studies at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), KULTURAMA Science Museum Zurich and the University of Zurich (University Hospital, Molecular Neurobiology, Artificial Intelligence)

Neuromedia

Featured Artist: Jill Scott

Neuromedia is an innovative examination of shared territories in neurobiological anatomy, physiology and media art. It reveals how scientists investigate perception and behavoiur at the molecular, cellular and systems level. It demonstrates how interpretative forms of media art can help to demystify these complexities for diverse audiences. Under the reflective headings of inspiration, construction, challenges and reactions, it offers deep insights into the processes of art and science production.

More information on:

www.kulturama.ch

www.jillscott.org

Vernissage - Ping Qiu: Spring

Sino-Swiss Residency Exchange alumni

Location: Berlin

SPRING
Galerie im Körnerpark
Schierker Strasse 8
12051 Berlin

Vernissage: 2nd of september 2012, 12h00

Spring

Featured Artist: Ping Qiu

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Galerie im Körnerpark

ping-qiu.com

Event - Didactica: Art and Science on Stage

Montreux Jazz Festival

Location: Montreux

Didactica, Art and Science on Stage, saturday 7th of July 2012 at the petit palais

Didactica

The poetry of sleep (EN) at 4pm
Audio-visual performance by Sandra Huber, artist in residence at UNIL and CHUV (Swiss artist-in-labs program/ZHdK)

(E)
Stemming from a nine-month collaboration with scientists who study sleep in Lausanne, a long poem has been sculpted onto the brainwaves of a sleeping subject (the artist) in order to reconsider themes of consciousness and language. The polyphonic “reading” attempts to sound out the electricity of the brain in sleep.

Artist in residence at the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the CHUV, Steffen Schmidt creates soundscapes by using heartbeats and the environment of the hospital. Studying the relations and the differences between medicine and music /sound art, as well as the different modes of perception between scientific super – specialization and aesthetic perspective might lead to new results in both science and art.

(F)
Lors d’une collaboration de neuf mois avec des chercheurs travaillant sur le sommeil, à Lausanne, un long poème a été sculpté sur les ondes cérébrales d’un sujet endormi (l’artiste) afin de revisiter les thèmes de la conscience et du langage. Cette « lecture » polyphonique tente de sentir les pulsations électriques du cerveau pendant le sommeil.

Coeur et sons – paysage sonore II (FR) at 5pm
Concert de Steffen Schmidt, artist in residence at CHUV (Swiss artists-in-labs program/ZHdK) suivi d’une table-ronde avec le prof. Ludwig von Segesser, chef du Service de chirurgie cardio-vasculaire, CHUV, Steffen Schmidt, Irène Hediger, co-directrice de Swiss Artists-in-Labs, Caroline de Watteville, chargée des activités culturelles, CHUV, et Jacques Poget, modérateur.

Artiste en résidence au Service de chirurgie cardio-vasculaire du CHUV, Steffen Schmidt crée des paysages sonores en utilisant les battements du cœur et l’environnement hospitalier. Etudier les relations et les différences entre la médecine et la musique /art sonore, de même que les différents modes de perception entre une hyperspécialisation scientifique et une perspective esthétique est susceptible d’amener de nouveaux résultats à la fois en science et en art.

Award - 2047 by Pablo Ventura & Daniel Bisig: Science and Art Innovation Award

Science and Art Innovation Award for the installation “2047″ by Pablo Ventura & Daniel Bisig

The installation “2047″ won the Science and Art Innovation Award issued by the committee of Shanghai International Science and Art Exhibition.

2047 Award

www.ventura-dance.com

Vernissage - Christian Gonzenbach: Occam’s Razor - Le Théorème de l’élementaire

ail alumni

Location: Ferme-Asile Centre artistique et culturel, Sion

We are happy to announce the upcoming exhibition OCCAM’S RAZOR – LE THÉORÈME DE L’ÉLÉMENTAIRE by our former artist in residence Christian Gonzenbach:

Vernissage:  20st of january 2012, 18.30
Exhibition:  20st of january 2012 – 25th of march 2012

Ferme-Asile
Centre artistique et culturel
Promenade des Pêcheurs 10
1950 Sion

For more information please visit: ferme-asile.ch

Exhibition Occams Razor – Le Theoreme De L’elementaire

www.gonzenbach.net

Vernissage - Alexandre Joly@CHIASMUS: Zones of Political and Aesthetic Imagination

Sino-Swiss Residency Exchange alumni

Location: UAG – University Art Gallery, Irvine, California

We are happy to inform you about the current group exhibition CHIASMUS: ZONES OF POLITICAL AND AESTHETIC IMAGINATION with participation by our former artists in residence Alexandre Joly:

Vernissage: 12th of january 2012, 18.00
Exhibition: 12th of january 2012 – 11th of february 2012

UAG – University Art Gallery
712 Arts Plaza
Irvine
California

For more information please visit: studioart.arts.uci.edu/gallery

Exhibition Chiasmus Zones Of Political And Aesthetic Imagination

www.alexandrejoly.net

2011

Vernissage - Surekha Anil Kumar: Just follow the sound of the River

Indo-Swiss Residency Exchange 2011/12 at Eawag

Location: Eawag main entrance hall, Dübendorf, Switzerland

video and installation 22.11.-14.12.2011

Vernissage November 22th 2011 | 4pm
eawag main entrance hall
Forum Chriesbach | Überlandstrasse 133 | 8600 Dübendorf

As Part of the pilot project Indo-Swiss Residency Exchange 2011/12 of the Swiss artists-in-labs program, Indian artist Surekha collaborated with scientists from the Eawag Institute for aquatic research in Dübendorf. During 3-months she extensively occupied herself with fundamental and practical questions in the field of aquatic research.

Based on contemporary issues concerned with biodiversity and functional aspects of microorganisms, Surekha developed an on-going project, which playfully explores our multi-layered relation to water. Her multimedia installation “Just follow the sound of the river…” in several-parts conjoins microscopic worlds with emotional-subjective contexts and the global significance of water.

With her work, Surekha opens up diverse perspectives on the fluctuant symbolism and identity of water, which oscillates between a technical understanding as resource and the sensual perception as element.

The pilot project Indo-Swiss Residency Exchange 2011/12 of the Swiss artists-in-labs program is realized in close collaboration with Pro Helvetia India and the Swiss embassy in New Delhi.

Surekha

surekha.info

Vernissage - Alina Mnatsakanian & Laura Solari

ail alumni

Location: Centro Arte Contemporanea Ticino

8th of october – 13th of november 2011
Opening: Saturday 8th of october, 5:30 pm

Exhibition Alina Mnatsakanian Laura Solari

2010

Vernissage - Hina Strüver: Cura

ail alumni

Location: Zuger Kantonsspital, Baar

Exhibition CURA
Opening 12. August 2010, 19:00h, Foyer first floor

www.zgks.ch

Hina Strüver, Swiss artists-in-labs program 2007
www.hina.de

Vernissage - Alina Mnatsakanian: Il ritratto ritrovato - The portrait regained

ail alumni

Location: Centre of Contemporary Art in Canton Ticino, Bellinzona

Vernissage: 7th of august 2010, 17:30
End: 12 September 2010 at 18:00

The CACT Centre of Contemporary Art in Canton Ticino is presenting a group show entitled Il ritratto ritrovato ‒ The portrait regained.

Aline Mnatsakanian will be participating in Il ritratto ritrovato – The portrait regained with paintings and an installation. She will be present at the opening on the 7th of August. More

Alina Mnatsakanian, Swiss artists-in-labs program 2009
www.alinamn.com

Award - Pe Lang: Swiss Art Awards 2010

ail Alumni

For his project “Moving Objects” the artists Pe Lang was awarded the “Swiss Art Award 2010”.

Pe Lang, Swiss artists-in-labs program 2007
www.pelang.ch

Ail Alumni Pe Lang Swiss Art Awards 2010

Vernissage - Alexandre Joly: Sacred Peanuts

Sino-Swiss Residency Exchange alumni

Location: able Kulturverein, Berlin

Sacred Peanuts

Exhibition July, 9 – 30, 2010
Opening: Friday July 9, 2010, 19h30

SACRED PEANUTS
Alexandre Joly, Geneva, Switzerland
Sound Installation

able Kulturverein Hobrechtstrasse 28
Neukölln, Berlin
www.kultur-able.com
Opening hours Wed – Fri 15-20h

Alexandre Joly, Sino-Swiss Residency Exchange 2009/10
www.alexandrejoly.net

Honor - Pas de deux en vert et contre by Aline Veillat

Sino-Swiss Residency Exchange alumni

The project “Pas de deux en vert et contre” by Aline Veillat was honoured by the Bundesamt für Kultur (BAK).

Press release BAK: www.admin.ch/aktuell

alineveillat.com

Film start - Roman Keller: A road not taken

ail alumni

Location: Riffraff, Zürich

Film start: 20. Juni 2010 | Riffraff, Zürich | Bourbaki, Luzern

In 1979, Jimmy Carter, in a visionary move, installed solar panels on the roof of the White House. This symbolic installation was taken down in 1986 during the Reagan presidency. In 1991, Unity College, an environmentally-minded centre of learning in Maine acquired the panels and later installed them on their cafeteria roof.

In «A Road not Taken», Swiss artists Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller travel back in time and, following the route the solar panels took, interview those involved in the decisions regarding these panels as well as those involved in the oil crisis of the time. They also look closely at the way this initial installation presaged our own era.

www.roadnottaken.info

www.romankeller.info

Interview - Liao Wenfeng & Aniu

Sino-Swiss Residency Exchange alumni

Ssre Alumni Liao Wenfenf Aniu Interview

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Vernissage - Claudia Tolusso: Un divano verde (italian only)

ail alumni

Location: Museo Villa dei Cedri, Bellinzona

In questa edizione della ormai tradizionale Festa del Parco, anticipata di qualche mese per farla coincidere con la Festa del Pesaggio storico promossa dalla Federazione degli architetti paesaggisti svizzeri in tutto il paese, inauguriamo questo divano verde che l’immaginazione sempre attiva di Claudia Tolusso ha creato per il parco di Villa dei Cedri.

Claudia Tolusso, Swiss artists-in-labs program 2009
Museo Villa dei Cedri, Bellinzona

Ail Alumni Claudia Tolusso A Green Couch Un Divano Verde

Di forma circolare, quasi un disco volante atterrato qui, ricoperta di erba e di diversi tipi di sedun, che sono delle piante grasse, è stata progettata da lei pensando proprio all’affascinante scenario del parco ma anche e sopratutto alle persone che lo frequentano e alle quali ha voluto offrire una sosta poetica: comodamente adagiati nell’erba, come quando eravamo bambini, per godere, ad esempio, della frescura nelle calde giornate estive.

Costruendo il divano il questo punto preciso del parco, Claudia ci regala anche un punto di vista obbligato, dal quale si può ammirare una composizione paesaggistica degna di comparire in un dipinto: i secolari alberi in primo piano ritmano la bella quinta costituita dalle montagne che si stagliano contro il cielo. L’albero con i rami spezzati non può non farci pensare alla pittura di paesaggio del romanticismo, dove assumerebbe senza dubbio un pregnante valore simbolico: un monito relativo alla caducità della vita oppure alla forza superiore della natura. In questo senso ha agito come un pittore, che seleziona una parte della natura per magnificarla racchiudendola dentro alla cornice di un quadro per condividerne le emozioni insieme con lo spettatore.

Il suo modo di porsi nei confronti della natura va anche visto come un omaggio alla collezione d’arte custodita dal museo, che conta molte opere che ritraggono, interpretandolo, il paesaggio locale, e anche alle esposizioni storiche organizzate da Villa dei cedri, comme quella dedicata all’immagine delle Alpi.

Claudia è una scenografa di Lucerna formatasi presso l’Accademia d’arte di Stoccarda. Dopo aver vissuto in Svizzera e in Germania, si è stabilita in Nuova Zelanda, dove ha insegnato la scenografia alla scuola d’arte di Wellington.

Ci siamo conosciute, e lei ha conosciuto Villa dei Cedri, lo scorso anno, anno che lei ha trascorso nel Ticino grazie ad una borsa di studio del programma Swiss artists-in-labs della Scuola superiore d’arte di Zurigo all’interno del quale le è stata assegnata una residenza di un anno presso l’Istituto federale di ricerca per la foresta, la neve e il paesaggio situato anch’esso a Ravecchia.

Un omaggio alla pittura di paesaggio, dicevamo, ma non solo. Se è vero che il nostro divano sembra essersi posato qui dal cielo, è anche vero che la sua presenza potrebbe essere spiegata in altro modo. Questo ciambellone sarebbe spuntato dalla terra nel corso della notte, un po’ come fanno i funghi, grazie ad una leggerissima scossa tellurica che l’avrebbe aiutato ad emergere dalle profondità della terra. Questa seconda ipotesi, che trova un riscontro obiettivo nella composizione del divano, fatto solo di terra e di erba, però, si rivela impossibile ad una più attenta analisi. Infatti la forma particolare del divano è, nonostante le apparenze, una pura creazione della mente umana. Direttamente ispirata al cosiddetto “nastro di Möbius” questa forma non esiste nella natura.

Le superfici ordinarie hanno sempre due lati, per cui è sempre possibile percorrere idealmente uno dei due lati senza mai raggiungere il secondo, salvo attraversando una possibile linea di demarcazione costituita da uno spigolo o un bordo: si pensi ad esempio alla sfera o al cilindro. Per queste superfici è possibile stabilire convenzionalmente un lato “superiore” o “inferiore”, oppure “interno” o “esterno”.

Nel caso del nastro di Möbius, invece, tale principio viene a mancare: esiste un solo lato e un solo bordo. Dopo aver percorso un giro, ci si trova dalla parte opposta. Solo dopo averne percorsi due ci ritroviamo sul lato iniziale. Immaginate di percorrere questa forma con la punta di un dito: passereste da sopra a sotto senza accorgervene, in un movimento infinito.

Möbius era un matematico tedesco vissuto nella prima metà dell’Ottocento, e questa sua creazione è rimasta nell’ambito della teoria matematica fino ad alcuni decenni fa, quando artisti e architetti hanno iniziato ad interessarsene integrandola nei loro lavori.

In un suo recente contributo Philip Ursprung, professore di storia dell’arte contemporanea all’Università di Zurigo, offre alcuni spunti che ci possono tornare utili per un’analisi più approfondita del nostro divano verde. La nostra concezione del tempo assomiglia infatti sempre più a una nastro di Möbius: è circolare, ciclica, abbiamo il sentimento che le cose non evolvano ma si ripetano e si ripresentino senza grandi variazioni. Questa immagine si è sostituita a quella vigente ancora fino a qualche decennio fa, quando del tempo si aveva una visione evolutiva, o progressiva. Per Ursprung la reazione degli artisti a questo sentimento diffuso ha dato avvio anche ad interventi artistici di un nuovo tipo, per lo più destinati allo spazio pubblico e che sembrano anch’essi abbattere un confine: quello tra arte e design. Per rimanere in Svizzera citeremo soltanto il lounge creato da Pipilotti Rist e Carlos Martinez per il centro città di San Gallo. In queste opere gli artisti non cercano più di confrontare lo spazio pubblico con la propria visione, spesso utopistica, di un futuro in divenire sul quale potrebbe ancora essere possibile intervenire, ma ricercano il consenso e il benessere delle persone perché hanno l’impressione che il futuro sia già qui: domani rivedremo le stesse cose che vediamo oggi e che abbiamo già visto ieri.

Adesso però credo sia giunto il momento di mettere alla prova il nostro nuovo divano e approfittare di questa bella serata, allietata dalla musica di Danilo Boggini e il suo trio.

Claudia mentre construivamo il divano con l’aiuto dell’ingegner Fabio Gervasoni e dei giardinieri della città, i signori: Biagi, Gianini, Curti, Lusette e Hofstetter, che ringrazio per l’impegno e la passione messa in questa opera che appartiene anche a loro.

Claudia, dicevo, era impaziente di vedere come avrebbero reagito i visitatori del parco a questo divano e come lo avrebbero fatto loro.

Io ho già qualche idea: in particolare penso ai matrimoni: immaginate uno scenario migliore per una bella fotografia di due innamorati?

Copyright (c) text and photos: Claudia Tolusso, 2010.

www.claudia-tolusso.ch

Event - Kunst und Wissenschaft: Risiken und Nebenwirkungen erwünscht

29 May 2010

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Kunst Und Wissenschaft

Vernissage - Liao Wenfeng: 1467

Sino-Swiss Residency Exchange alumni

Location: WSL, Zürcherstrasse 11, 8903 Birmensdorf

Vernissage: 27th of april,  4 - 6 pm
Exhibition: 28th of april- 19th of may 2010
Foyer WSL, Zürcherstrasse 11, 8903 Birmensdorf

Ail Alumni Liao Wenfeng 1467

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2009

Vernissage - Sylvia Hostettler: light reaction - dimensions of apparent invisibility

ail alumni

Location: Centre for Integrative Genomics, University Lausanne

Vernissage: Thursday, 7th of may 2009
Exhibition: 8th may – 29th of november 2009

Ail Alumni Sylvia Hostettler Light Reaction

www.sylviahostettler.ch

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