Art and Science Residencies: Methodologies and Feedback

  • Encounter

Art and science are intimately linked. The ability to proceed to the unknown, the experimental approaches, the relation to technology, or the modes of collaboration are sometimes similar to two worlds that, at first glance, seem disjointed or even opposite: generality vs. singularity, rationality vs. sensitivity, disciplinary specialization vs. transdisciplinary integration… These similarities and differences are more and more recognized as complementary assets in collaborative processes. Eminent personalities evolve in both scientific and artistic worlds. Meetings between researchers and artists, resolutely oriented towards technological innovation or original creation flourish and seem fruitful both in the cross-fertilisation they enable and in the knowledge and artefacts they produce. One of the main frameworks for these collaborations, programs of artistic residencies in public and/or private research structures are proposed by various organizations, at internal, regional, national and international levels. If each of them has its own vision and approach, depending on its specific objectives, research framework and hosting context, the multiplication of these initiatives and the growing amount of gained experiences set the conditions for initiating a mutual exchange on their methodologies, tools, and lessons learned.

In the framework of the 2020 edition of its Mutation Creation art-science yearly encounters in Paris and in relation to the STARTS Residencies program, IRCAM-Centre Pompidou organises on March 2nd & 3rd, 2020 an international symposium dedicated to the management of artistic residencies in the context of scientific research and technological innovation. This public event, which will gather art-science residencies organizers and researchers aims at discussing the processes and methodologies carried out in order to organize, communicate, select, implement, monitor, and assess art-science residencies.

Monday, March 2

9:30am Welcome coffee
9:45am Introduction
by Hugues Vinet - coordinator of the STARTS Residencies Program
10am Keynote
by Ariane Berthoin-Antal - Berlin Social Science Center

Empowering Social Changes
Roundtable moderated by Danielle Siembieda - Leonardo/ISAST

Tilly Boleyn – Melbourne Science Gallery
Isabelle Desjeux – Institute of Unnecessary Research
Lucas Evers – Waag
Angela McQuillan – University City Science Center
Vladimir De Vaumas – Artists in Residence Television

Noon Lunch break
1:30pm Keynote
by Danielle Siembieda – Leonardo / ISAST

Bridging art and science
Roundtable moderated by Andrew Perkis - Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Camille Baker – UCA, WEARSustain, STARTS Ecosystem
David Berman - Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary University of London
Manuelle Freire - École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs
David Harris - Griffith University
Claudia Schnugg – curator
Danielle Siembieda – Leonardo / ISAST

3:10pm Coffee break
3:40pm Keynote
By Greg Beller - IRCAM

Organising Residencies
Roundtable moderated by Claudia Schnugg

Greg Beller - IRCAM
Monica Bello – CERN
Valérie Félix - Code / Art Research Program
Rodrigo Perez Garcia – Polyhedra
Gisa Schosswohl – Re-FREAM

Tuesday, March 3

9:00am Welcome coffee
9:30am Keynote
By Evan Ziporyn and Leila Kinney – MIT CAST

Seeding Innovation
Roundtable moderated by Nicolas Henchoz - EPFL+ECAL LAB

Sandra Boer - Art Partner
Leila Kinney – MIT CAST
Jurij Krpan - Kersnikova Institute
Nicola Ruffo - swissnex San Francisco
Hélène Schwalm - Université de Bordeaux
Karla Spiluttini - Ars Electronica
Evan Ziporyn - MIT CAST


Coffee break

11:30am Keynote
By Andrew Perkis - Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Supporting next generations
Roundtable moderated by Ana Solange Leal - Inova+

Deborah Lawler-Dormer - Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
Julie Sauret - Chaire arts & sciences
Claudio Serni - University of Florence
Andrew Perkis - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Guy Van Belle - IPEM UGENT

1:05pm Conclusion
By Hugues Vinet - coordinator of the STARTS Residencies Program
1:20pm Lunch and networking

En collaboration avec le programme de résidences STARTS

Nadine Schütz, résidence en recherche artistique 2018.19 : Conception sonore de terres urbaines - composer dans (l'intérieur de) l'existants
Raphaël Imbert et Benjamin Lévy, résidents en recherche artistique 2018.19 : AI Swing! Analyser et Improvisation
© Sebastien Calvet
© Sebastien Calvet

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