Here you can find recordings from the FEAT Workshop on September 8th in Linz with presentations from the artists as well as a policy round table on collaborations between art and science. Please click here to download the corresponding Workshop Result Paper.
Policy Round Table
Ralph Dum (EC), Luis Miguel Girão (EC, Artshare), Špela Petrič (artist), Erich Prem (eutema), Andrea Wald (Austrian Science Fund FWF), Thorsten Schumm (nuClock) and Christophe de Jaeger (GLUON) discuss challenges of art science interaction in future research programmes
Interviewed by Annick Bureaud, Anna Dumitriu not only gives an overview of her previous work, but also goes into details about her current collaboration with the MRG-Grammar project and her experiences at the Sanger Institute at Cambridge, where scientists are working with mice to understand the immune system.
Vicky Isley and Paul Smith of Boredomresearch are known for creating simulations on natural behavior and movement. For their FEAT collaboration with subCULTron, who are looking to establish a community of robots in a heavily polluted environment, they have spent a couple of weeks at the artificial life lab in Graz. At the FEAT workshop, they report on their experiences building robots out of human plastic waste. Interviewed by artist Alex May, they also reflect on the reciprocal inspiration processes within their art/science collaboration.
Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand
The artist duo gives insights on their collaboration with RySQ, who are developing quantum simulators with Rydberg atoms. After several visits to different labs, Domnitch and Gelfand have made a lot of progress with their FEAT artwork. Using an ion trap, they will make lycopodium spores and microspheres oscilate and "dance". Interviewed by Jurij Krpan, the duo, among other things, explains what they as artists bring to the table when working with scientists.
Miha Turšič and his partner Špela Petrič are collaborating with INTERTWinE in the field of exascale computing. Talking about their FEAT residency, Turšič outlines the main questions they have been digging into and reports on their visit to the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecast. Interviewed by George Beckett of INTERTWinE, he also talks about the subjective relevance of science.
Ruth Jarman (semiconductor)
British artist duo semiconductor (Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt) are collaborating with QuProCS, whose goal it is to develop a new radical approach to probe complex quantum systems for quantum simulations. At the FEAT Workshop, Ruth Jarman reports on their lab visits and the many ideas they are contemplating for their project. Interviewed by Ralph Dum, Jarman inter alia explained what she thinks scientists would expect from interactions with semiconductor.
Kerstin Ergenzinger & Simon Stellmer
Artist Kerstin Ergenzinger gives insight into her work, where she is often focussing on processes of perception. At FEAT, she is collaborating with nuClock, who are developing a scientific clock that reaches a much higher precision than the best clocks that are operated today in some of the world’s finest laboratories. In the course of the workshop, Ergenzinger explains what makes this collaboration particularly challenging and interesting and presents her work in progress. Scientist Simon Stellmer (nuClock) in turn describes where he sees the connection between his and Kerstin's work.