Year

2014

Summary

The network aims to link up scientific aspects and ideas with approaches used in digital art.

Lead Partner

Arts Electronica (AT)

Co-Partner(s)

Centre for the Promotion of Science (RS); DIG (SK); LABoral (ES); GV Art Ltd (UK); Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin (IE); Zaragoza City of Knowledge Foundation (ES); Kapelica Gallery / Kersnikova (SI).

Funding Strand

Larger Scale Cooperation Projects

Community Grant

€1,097,250

Description

In cooperation with seven artistic & cultural institutions as well as scientific partners ESA–European Space Agency, CERN, the ESO–European Southern Observatory and Fraunhofer MEVIS, the European Digital Art and Science Network is an international initiative offering artists the chance to spend several weeks at a scientific partner’s institute and at the Ars Electronica Futurelab. The network aims to link up scientific aspects and ideas with approaches used in digital art. Fostering interdisciplinary work and intercultural exchange as well as gaining access to new target audiences are among its declared goals. There is also strong emphasis on art’s role as a catalyst in processes of social renewal. By creating images and narratives dealing with the potential risks and rewards inherent in technological and scientific development, artists exert an important influence on how our society comes to terms with these innovations.

Testimonial from Irish Partner

As a free-entry cultural space, participation in the European Digital Art & Science Network has granted Science Gallery Dublin access to a unique network of cultural and scientific collaborators, along with the the freedom to continue experimenting and pushing boundaries at the nexus of art and science through cutting-edge exhibitions, events and educational offerings.

The exhibitions and the open-call process for artists’ residencies with scientific partners and in the Ars Electronica FutureLab has given Science Gallery Dublin the opportunity to promote, support and showcase Irish artists, designers, researchers and innovators on a European and international stage.

The support of the European Digital Art & Science Network project has afforded Science Gallery Dublin the opportunity and the means to cement its standing as a world-leader in public engagement with STEAM – STEM + Art.

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