In cooperation with seven artistic & cultural institutions as well as ESA–European Space Agency, CERN, the ESO–European Southern Observatory and Fraunhofer MEVIS, Ars Electronica launched the European Digital Art and Science Network, an international initiative offering artists the chance to spend several weeks at the CERN, the ESO, the Fraunhofer MEVIS and the Ars Electronica Futurelab. The network aims to link up scientific aspects and ideas with approaches used in digital art. Fostering interdisciplinary work and intercultural exchange as well as gaining access to new target audiences are among its declared goals. There is also strong emphasis on art’s role as a catalyst in processes of social renewal. By creating images and narratives dealing with the potential risks and rewards inherent in technological and scientific development, artists exert an important influence on how our society comes to terms with these innovations.
The Artist-in-Residence Is Yen Tzu Chang
Yen Tzu Chang (TW) is the recipient of the residency STEAM imaging jointly hosted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing (MEVIS) and Ars Electronica. The Taiwanese media artist, whose previous works have included experimental sound performances and who specializes in creating customized electronic instruments, will thus have a unique opportunity to work closely together with the Institute’s research staff. Yen Tzu Chang has also agreed together with the scientists to lead workshops for pupils in the 7th to 9th grades in Bremen and Linz in cooperation with the International Fraunhofer Talent School Bremen beginning on March 28, 2017. Following her residency, the outcome of this encounter of art and science in the field of medical imaging will be featured at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz September 7-11, 2017.
Aoife van Linden Tol Is the First Recipient of a Residency at the ESA and Ars Electronica Futurelab
Aoife van Linden Tol (IE) will be the first artist-inresidence hosted jointly by Ars Electronica and the European Space Agency (ESA). The Irish media artist will have the extraordinary opportunity to work together with ESA scientists and experience the landing of the Rosetta Space Probe or the ExoMars Mission live on site at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Following her thrilling sojourn at the ESA, she’ll spend a month in Linz, where the Ars Electronica Futurelab’s staff will provide support as she realizes the project inspired by her visit to the ESA. Read more about the artist…
Quadrature is the Recipient of a Multi-week Residency at the ESO
The members of the Quadrature artists’ collective, Jan Bernstein, Juliane Götz and Sebastian Neitsch (all DE), are the recipients of this year’s European Digital Art and Science Network residency. Following their successful application in response to the network’s open call, the three artists will soon be traveling to Chile to spend several weeks at the European Southern Observatory (ESO). The second stop on their itinerary is Linz, where the Ars Electronica Futurelab’s staff will provide them with support as they go about developing the project that emerges from their stay in Chile. This work will premiere at the Ars Electronica Festival in early September. The Quadrature artists’ collective was founded in 2012. All three members live and work in Berlin. The focus of their artistic endeavors is on the interface of the physical and digital worlds, a domain populated by objects and code. Read more about the artists…
Semiconductor wins Collide@CERN Ars Electronica Award
161 projects from 53 countries! Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, two English artists collaborating under the name Semiconductor, are this year’s recipients of the Collide@CERN Ars Electronica Award. The recipients of the Collide@CERN Ars Electronica Award do their residency at CERN, the world’s foremost facility for fundamental physics research. This program is meant to be a source of inspiration, a means of discovering new artistic approaches and an opportunity to develop them. The artists’ stay at CERN is followed by a one-month residency at the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz, where they receive expert support in bringing the ideas generated at CERN to fruition. Read more about the artists…
María Edwards is the first recipient of the residency at ESO
The first recipient of the residency staged under the auspices of the Art & Science Network has been announced. María Ignacia Edwards was selected from among the 140+ applicants from 40 countries who responded to the open call. She will be spending her residency at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile and at the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Austria. Find a portrait of María Ignacia Edwards HERE and an interview with her on our blog.