Artist selected for Resonances Summer School Workshop

Artist selected for Resonances Summer School Workshop
Ispra, from 27 June to 29 June 2018

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission intends to activate rapprochement between the arts and the sciences of the last decades in its daily practice.  To that end it established a project in art and science: SciArt. SciArt investigates this growing movement and to map these changes on a philosophical, scientific and artistic level.  The flagship initiative of the project is the Resonances Festival, which brings together artists, scientists and policymakers around themes central to the JRC and the European Commission. The upcoming 2019 edition "Resonances III" focuses on Big Data: the challenges of generating, storing, sharing, selling, analysing, using, misusing, hacking, etc., large data sets of all kinds.

The JRC  organises a Resonances summer school in Ispra, Italy, on 25 to 29 June 2018. The summer school is to be considered a running experiment on the fruitful collaboration between scientists' and artists' different bodies of knowledge, to pass through the borders between these disciplines and create works of art that are truly shared, whether in conception, elaboration and/or finishing. The artists have been selected by Resonances Festival curatorial team and a Board of art experts The Board consists of eminent art professionals: Peter Weibel, CEO of the ZKM in Karlsruhe; Michael John Gorman, founding director of the Biotopia in Munich; Ariane Koek, art consultant who set up the Arts@CERN programme; Mariele Neudecker, independent artist; and Paul Dujardin, director of the Bozar in Brussels. The curatorial team developing the concept is headed by Freddy Paul Grunert, long-time curator in the field of art and science and associate curator of the ZKM.