The JRC is a scientific institution with a long track record in nuclear, physical and engineering sciences. It has evolved with the changing times, and its changing tasks reflect the evolving competences of the European Commission and the European Union. Bringing art into a research institute such as this is indeed a delicate operation. For this, we can declare ourselves to be dilettantes. Being a dilettante opens up the advantage of not knowing and thus, a renewed capacity to experiment. But to ensure the quality of our work and the project, we rely on professionals with whom we have an open dialogue.
For the Resonances IV edition, we put together an astounding team composed of art|science experts, JRC researchers with a particular interest in the theme, and the SciArt Team. Together, these made up the ‘Curatorial Committee’ that worked hard on the selection of artists, developed the Resonances IV Summer School programme. This same Committee will, after the Summer School, examine any proposal coming out of the week.
The Committee consists of:
Claudia Schnugg holds a PhD in social and economic sciences with an additional specialization in cultural sciences and media arts. Her practice is twofold: as scholar she is researching artscience collaborations, investigating effects and impact of such art-science exchange on actors, organizations involved and the relevance of the outcome. Thereby, she is also exploring new ways of employing artistic strategic strategies in scientific research. Claudia is principal investigator of the DIGI-Sense project at Johannes Kepler University Linz and realizes research on artscience processes for the Roots & Seeds XXI project. As curator, she supports artscience processes, projects, and programs, but also develops exhibitions at the intersection of art and science. Currently, she is curating artist-in-residence programs and artscience projects at European Space Agency/ ESTEC, Institute of Stem Cells and Epigenetics at Helmholtz Center Munich, Science Gallery Berlin, and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. Her most recent book is Creating Art Science Collaborations (2019), published by Palgrave Macmillan.
Ingeborg Reichle, PhD, is an art historian and cultural theorist and currently holds the position of a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany, working on the intersection of art, science, and sustainability. In recent years she served as Professor in the Department of Media Theory at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria, there she also served as founding chair of the Department of Cross-disciplinary Strategies (CDS). Before joining the faculty of the Department of Media Theory as full professor in 2016, she was FONTE professor at Humboldt University Berlin, Germany. In 2004 she gained her PhD from the Humboldt University Berlin with a dissertation about Art in the Age of Technoscience (Springer, Vienna, 2009). She is advising a number of art institutions like the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany.