Ars Electronica created the initiative „European Digital Art and Science Network“ to enable artists to participate in residencies at research institutes to connect science with digital art approaches. In the second edition of ARS Radio we are presenting the artist in residency collaborations with two scientific partners of Ars Electronica: Fraunhofer MEVIS, an Insitute for Medical Image Computering and ESA-The European Space Agency.
„European Digital Art and Science Network“ is the title of launched initiative by Ars Electronica, which aims to combine scientific topics with creative and innovative approaches to digital art. Art&Science project enables to the artists to get engaged in the scientific work at ESA, ESO or CERN, which are scientific mentoring institutions, and are representing Europe’s peak in scientific research. The Ars Electronica Futurelab is providing state-of-the-art technical production possibilities in a trans disciplinary discourse. And in the end, seven European cultural partners (Center for the promotion of science, RS – DIG Gallery, SK – Zaragoza City of Knowledge Foundation, ES – Kapelica Gallery / Kersnikova, SI – GV Art, UK – Laboral, ES – Science Gallery, IE) are representing strong and various European cultural- and artistic positions. All these institutions are consisting a big manifold called „European Digital Art and Science Network“.
Ars Electronica created the inititative to enable artists to participate in residencies at research institutes to connect science with digital art approaches. In this radio-show Romina Sylvia Achatz is in conversation with two scientific partners of Ars Electronica: Bianka Hoffmann and Sabrina Haase from Fraunhofer MEVIS, an Insitute for Medical Image Computering, as well as with Claudia Mignone and Karen O‘ Flaherty from ESA- The European Space Agency.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. They talk about their positive and enriching experience with the two artists in residency: Aoife van Linden Tol with her spectacular explosive performance called Star Storm, and Aroboticist Sarah Petkus and her project „The wandering artist“.
Alongside media artist Yen Tzu Chang, Fraunhofer MEVIS scientists Sabrina Haase and Bianka Hofmann designed a creative workshop for pupils in the field of computer-assisted medicine and sound art within the „STEAM Imaging“ artist-in-residency program.