Renaissance man 2.0

Renaissance man 2.02018-08-17T12:24:34+00:00

From the node genius to the ingenios hub.

The potential in network based consciousness, a project for investigating interdisciplinary practices within art and science.

Trondheim Academy of Fine Art’s Experts In Team Village, NTNU, Spring 2014.

 

Introduction

Science and art, human’s highest forms of creativity, have through history diverged into two different intellectual forms. This village aim to challenge the notion of science and art as separate entities with the ambition of bringing down the artificial barriers that might be blocking major breakthroughs in human society and culture.

We will investigate the potential in network based consciousness, specifically aimed at interdisciplinary practices in art and science; From the node genius to the ingenios hub, the Renaissance man 2.0.

 

‘Epiphyte Grove’ / Philip Beesley 2012 (Meta.Morf 2012) / Photo: Andreas Schille

Activity focus

Our external partner is Meta.Morf, Trondheim’s biennale for art and technology.

Artistic and scientific researches are continuously part of challenging and changing our perspectives on life, often implying new philosophical and existential questions. Biotechnology, nanotechnology, neuroscience and new communications and computer technologies represent fields that expands the boundaries of artistic practices, practices that in turn may reveal unexplored viewpoints for scientifically based research.

The village’s projects shall be developed as potential contributions for the biennale.
Projects can be of administrative, curatorial, artistic or scientific character, based on the subject area ‘art & technology’.

 

Mapping structure:
– Investigation of existing art and technology structures, domestic and global, and their potentials.
– The notion of common nature in self organizing structures. How does this imply to art and technology research?

Exploring structure:
– Engaging artistic potentials within structural behavior.
– Designing experiments that explore self organizing structures.

Organising structure:
– Mediating between art and technology: Events, Lecturing, Social connections, Communication methods.

Debate structure:
– Establishing a Think Tank with the purpose of discussing the philosophical and practical potential in the field of art and technology.

 

Lost in Transition

Meta.Morf 2014 – Lost in Transition.
May 1- June 1, 2014.
Trondheim.

 

Meta.Morf 2014 has the ambition of illuminating transformative processes as aesthetic phenomena. Phenomena that in themselves are of great intrinsic value.

The perpetual processes of change that can be observed within all levels of the universe, from micro to macro scale, from stardust to animate entities, are constantly generating new patterns and structures. These are processes that in turn affect further development of physical form, conceptual ideas, social structures and eco-systems of any kind.

Meta.Morf 2014 recognizes the processes of change to be a necessary gateway for questions related to our origin and destination. With the assumption that the only true constant in the universe is change, we may indeed envision ourselves entrancingly lost in transition.

Espen Gangvik / 2014

 

Resources

Examples of practices in the field of art and technology

 

‘Making reality really real’

Essay collection.
Eds.: Ascott, Gangvik, Jahrmann. TEKS 2010. Download pdf, 7.1 MB.

In contemporary Western culture, the transformation of our sense of being, of presence, and the nature of time, can be seen as a consequence of accelerated developments in the technologies of mind and of the body (technoetics). Much earlier cultures also developed technologies, often dismissed as “simply” somatic or vegetal, that had the capacity to transform consciousness, reaching it would appear a spiritual significance that has so far, in these early days of digital development, eluded us. There may be political, corporate or cultural reasons for this. But as we move out of the era of techno-primitivism and reductionist fundamentalism, we can hopefully look to the encoding of empathy and emotion in computational systems, and so to an understanding that only when the computer can feel will there be machines that think. This may lead, in turn, to a greater understanding of what constitutes reality, or, as some might see it, a greater capacity to (re)build it, and ourselves, bottom up.

Roy Ascott, 2010.

Links:

Organisations / projects.

 

Trondheim

TEKS – Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre
http://teks.no

Trondheim Matchmaking
http://matchmaking.no
http://matchmaking.teks.no/archives

Meta.Morf
http://metamorf.no/2012/

Forum Nidrosiae
https://www.facebook.com/forumnidrosiae

Klubb Kanin
https://www.facebook.com/klubbkanin

Lydeksperimentklubben
https://www.facebook.com/groups/177785808913664/

Hackheim
https://www.facebook.com/groups/hackheim/

ReMida – Senter for kreativ gjenbruk
https://www.facebook.com/pages/ReMida-senter-for-kreativ-gjenbruk/103495083040397

Experts in Team, NTNU
http://www.ntnu.edu/eit/main-page

 

Norway

PNEK – Production network for electronic art, Norway
http://www.pnek.org

Atelier Nord
http://www.anart.no/

Atopia
http://www.atopia.no/

BEK – Bergen Senter for Elektronisk Kunst
http://www.bek.no/

Dans for Voksne
http://www.dansforvoksne.no/

i/o lab
http://www.iolab.no/

KINOKINO
http://www.kinokino.no/

Kunsthall Grenland
http://kunsthallgrenland.no/

Lydgalleriet
http://www.lydgalleriet.no/

NoTAM
http://www.notam02.no/

Piksel
http://www.piksel.no/

Utsikten Kunstsenter
http://www.utsiktenkunst.no/

 

International

ZERO1
http://zero1.org

ZERO1 Biennial
http://www.zero1biennial.org

We make money not art
http://we-make-money-not-art.com

Furtherfield
http://furtherfield.org

Rhizome
http://rhizome.org

Ars Electronica
http://www.aec.at

V2_ [Institute for unstable media, Holland]
http://v2.nl

DEAF – Dutch Electronic Art Festival
http://v2.nl/events/deaf

Artservis
http://www.artservis.org/english/novo.asp

CRUMB
http://www.crumbweb.org/

NewMediaArtWorkProject
http://www.nmartproject.net/

ISEA
http://www.isea-web.org

Planetary Collegium
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planetary_Collegium

UCLA ART | SCI CENTER + LAB
http://artsci.ucla.edu 

Artists that already have been exhibiting at Trondheim Matchmaking or Meta.Morf, or are topical for future biennales (excerpt).

Annina Rüst
http://arust.mysite.syr.edu/index.html

Erik Olofsen
http://vimeo.com/52177281

Herman Asselberghs
http://www.augusteorts.be/about/1/Herman-Asselberghs

Herwig Weiser
http://www.herwigweiser.net/_pdfs/selected%20works.pdf

Ionat Zurr / Oron Catts
http://tcaproject.org

Kristoffer Myskja
http://www.kristoffermyskja.com/work.php

Michael Najjar
http://www.michaelnajjar.com

Michiko Nitta
http://www.michikonitta.co.uk

Ralf Baecker
http://www.rlfbckr.org

Studio Roosegaarde
http://www.studioroosegaarde.net/projects/#crystal-s

Cohen Van Balen
http://www.cohenvanbalen.com

Philip Beesley
http://www.philipbeesleyarchitect.com/sculptures/index.php

Jessica De Boer
http://jessicadeboer.com/?projects

Wim Delvoye
http://www.wimdelvoye.be

Driessens & Verstappen
http://notnot.home.xs4all.nl

Xandra Van Der Eijk
http://xandravandereijk.com

Peter Flemming
http://www.peterflemming.ca

Antony Hall
http://www.antonyhall.net

Markus Kison
http://www.markuskison.de/#pulse2012

Kianoosh Motallebi
http://kianooshmotallebi.com

Guto Nobrega
http://cargocollective.com/gutonobrega

Stelarc
http://stelarc.org

Zimoun
http://www.zimoun.net

Ellen Røed
http://www.thankyou-verymuch.com/eng/ellenroed.html

Stanza
http://www.stanza.co.uk/emergentcity_show/index.html

Per Platou
http://www.perplatou.net

Sota Ichikawa
http://www.ntticc.or.jp/Archive/2005/Opennature/Works/corporaproceed.html

Seiko Mikami and Sota Ichikawa
http://v2.nl/archive/works/gravicells

Pablo Valbuena
http://www.pablovalbuena.com

Pelle Cass
http://www.pellecass.com/#selected-people

Marnix de Nijs
http://www.marnixdenijs.nl

Frederik De Wilde
http://2012.zero1biennial.org/frederik-de-wilde

Christopher Baker
http://2012.zero1biennial.org/christopher-baker

Peter Lang
http://2012.zero1biennial.org/pe-lang

Thomas McIntosh
http://www.ondulation.net/about.html

Ryoichi Kurokawa
http://www.ryoichikurokawa.com/project/ph.html

Michael Hansmeyer
http://www.michael-hansmeyer.com/projects/projects.html?screenSize=1&color=1

Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand
http://www.portablepalace.com

Amanda Steggell
http://www.testingtesting.org

TeZ
http://v2.nl/archive/works/anharmonium

Seiko Mikami and Sota Ichikawa
http://v2.nl/archive/works/gravicells

Roman Kirschner
http://www.romankirschner.net

Sonia Cillari
http://www.soniacillari.net/home.htm

Studio Zoro Feigl
http://www.zorofeigl.nl

Marta De Menezes
http://martademenezes.com

Marieke Verbiesen
http://marieke.nu/blog

Cecilia Jonsson
http://www.ceciliajonsson.com

HC Gilje
http://hcgilje.com

Øyvind Brandtsegg
http://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/55360/55361

 

Production

Production hierarchy.

 

1. Point of interest

2. Research question

3. Argumentation / Concept

4. Production (can be):

Exhibition curating / Art production / Seminar production / Theory & critic production / Public debate & interaction /

5. Venues:

Gallery / Public space (indoors & outdoors) / Cyberspace (internet, augmented realities)

 

The Village People

Village Supervisors:

Espen Gangvik, director TEKS – Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre / email

Jørgen Hallås Skatland, PhD Candidate, Department of Architectural Design and Management, NTNU / email

 

Learning Assistants:

Magnus Bjørnøy / Eirik Hovland Kjær

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