Resident Artists Announced
The SciArt project is proud to announce the artists who will be awarded a residency period next year at any of the six sites of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC), as part of the Resonances IV initiative on the theme of NaturArchy: Towards a Natural Contract.
We were excited to receive 25 proposals for artworks which would delve deeper into one or more aspects of NaturArchy, after collaborations sparked between the artists selected from the Dec 2021 Open Call, interested researchers and policymakers at this year’s Summer School.
Out of these proposals a Curatorial Committee, comprised of art|science experts and members of the JRC SciArt team, as well as the Expert Board that provides counsel to the JRC SciArt project, has selected 15 artists to come and develop their research proposals further in view of production of an art-work developed together with their counterpart scientist(s) and policymaker(s). We were impressed by all the proposals we received and will continue to promote them in the coming months.
As you will be able to explore, all these artists propose to engage in the theme of NaturArchy in transdisciplinary and original ways, interweaving science art and policy to develop discourse and narratives, widen perspectives and pose issues and challenges of re-imagining a common ground between humans, nature, and the environment.
Below you find a list and summary of the artists selected for residency and their proposals.
- Ocean Connections by Kristin Bergaust collaborating with Guillermo Garcia Sanchez (ICMAT) and Evangelos Voukouvalas (JRC).
- Invisible Seeds by Gala Berger collaborating with Metsa Rama (artist) and Irene Guerrero Fernandez (JRC).
- The entanglement of desert water by Penelope Cain collaborating with Alan Belward (JRC), Luca de Felice (JRC), Graziano Ceddia (JRC).
- The Tipping Point by Yiannis Kranidiotis collaborating with Frank Dentener (JRC).
- Specter[al]s of Nature - Seeing beyond the visible by Ingrid Mayrhofer-Hufnagl collaborating with Alan Belward (JRC), Luca de Felice (JRC) and Elahe Rajabiani (JRC).
- Haunted Waters by Nonhuman Nonsense collaborating with Caterina Cacciatori (JRC).
- Compos[t]ing by Ingrid Ogensted and Ingrid Mayrhofer-Hufnagl collaborating with Jonah Lynch (researcher) and Jaime Gomez-Ramirez (ERC).
- Lament by Margherita Pevere, collaborating with Céline Charveriat, (Independent Environmentalist), Lucía Iglesias Blanco (ENV), Ivan Penov (artist and musician) and Diana Vieira (JRC).
- Politics in Disguise by Claus Schöning collaborating with Julian Keimer (JRC).
- Synocene – beyond the Anthropocene by Marina Wainer and Sam Nester collaborating with Lucía Iglesias Blanco (ENV) and Isabelle Hupont Torres (JRC).
- Plastic magnitudes by JD Whitman collaborating with Andrea Valsesia (JRC), Dora Mehn (JRC), Jessica Ponti (JRC), Marisa Sarria Pereira De Passos (JRC) and Danijela Brkovic (INTPA).
- These Relations Are Forever by Jemma Woolmore collaborating with Sandra Coecke (JRC), Caterina Cacciatori (JRC), Irene Guerrero Fernandez (JRC) and Saskia Vermeylen (University of Strathclyde).
- Anthos by Yiannis Kranidiotis, Sam Nester and Giovanni Paolo Randazzo collaborating with Alba Bernini (JRC), Irene Guerrero Fernandez (JRC), Ana Montero Castaño (JRC).
- The effect of climate change on natural disastersby Athena LaTocha with Alan Belward (JRC).
Resonances IV is the fourth edition of the SciArt project’s main initiative which brings together artists, scientists and policymakers on topical matters for the JRC and wider EC, putting in resonance science, art and society.
NaturArchy: Towards a Natural Contract moves to give full legal personhood to Nature and its components, in an attempt to raise awareness towards the destruction that humans have already wreaked on the environment and bring humankind closer to the nonhuman world. In this way, the SciArt projects intends to enhance citizen engagement towards initiatives such as the EU Green Deal.
An inspiring Summer School took place in June 2022 where the 20 artists selected from the Open Call (published Dec 2021 closed Feb 2022) met JRC researchers and EC policymakers to discuss, debate and expand on the topic of NaturArchy.
Meet the Resonances IV Artists who attended the Summer School.
Meet the Resonances IV Researchers and Policymakers who attended the Summer School.