Andrew Perkis and Alex Murray-Leslie present NTNU ARTEC AIR and how Artistic Research is shaping collaborations between Art & Science as a way to face some
of societies pressing issues today.
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.
The symposium will take place at IRCAM, Paris, on March 2nd from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm and on March 3rd from 9:00 to 1:30 pm. Access is free within the limit of available seats, registration is mandatory.