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Siobhan McDonald at the Ars Electronica Festival 2022

Informed and inspired by her collaboration with JRC scientist Arwyn Jones, JRC artist-in-residence Siobhan McDonald will be exhibiting her work at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, as part of the STUDIO(dys)TOPIA – At the Peak of Humankind Exhibition.

The artist will be showcasing INVISIBLE SEAM, composed of four projects Cosmic GasMethane LakeTipping Point water to air and Listening to Soil. The project "Listening to Soil" began with Siobhan's visits to the JRC Ispra and the soil library, creating a roadmap to the journey soil has taken; the trail along which civilization travels. The installation is one result of an ongoing dialogue and art-science collaboration with JRC scientist Arwyn Jones and archaeologist Dr Brendan O’Neill to chart soil processes and rituals circa 1500 BC. 

Some of these works - all of them the result of the collaboration between the artist and the scientists, resented within the framework of the STUDIOTOPIA network - have so far been exhibited for the Colliding Epistemes travelling exhibition at BOZAR Brussels (Belgium), Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art (Poland), Cluj Cultural Centre (Cluj-Napoka, Romania).

The Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria will run from the 7th to the 11th September 2022.

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  • Sep 7, 2022 to Sep 11, 2022 

  • Location: Linz, Austria


Cosmic Gas
Cosmic Gas, Drawing on Japanese paper devised from poisonous invisible methane gas; Credit Siobhan McDonald 2022


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