Art Science Swap
Two Heads Are Better than One
In the run up to our next series Nonhuman Subjectivities, opening 26 February 2016 with the exhibition The Other Selves. On the Phenomenon of the Microbiome, we are glad to announce a series of events together with the Vorspiel programme of the transmediale and CTM.
…The states of mind involved in that sort of science and that sort of art are fundamentally the same. Both are seeking universal, objective truth. – David Deutsch
As a scientist you always think you know what you’re doing, so you tend to distrust the artist who says, “It’s great,” or “It’s no good,” and then is not able to explain to you why, as Jerry did with those drawings I took him. But here I was, sunk: I could do it too – Richard Feynman
Participants of the workshop are divided in the pairs of one artist and one scientist. Each pair will receive a problem to think about, each using their own method. That is the easy part. Then they are asked to switch roles – artists are supposed to think about the problem as scientists and scientists as artists. They monitor each others progress continuously and help each other. Then the process is repeated. Over a few iterations, both should have a glimpse into the methods of both art and science.
Nenad Popov is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is heavily inspired by scientific concepts and methods. He specializes in live performances and cinematic installations, many of which include living organisms.
He got his Master degree at the Art Science department of the Royal Conservatory in the Hague, Netherlands. Since 2013 he lives and works in Berlin. He showed his work at the festivals such as Ars Electronica in Linz and STATE experience science in Berlin.