STATE partners with SCOPE Sessions to curate an evening focused at the intersection of Science and Art. The session showcases two presentations of artists from our network, Nenad Popov and Pablo Rojas, together with an intro to STATE Experience Science by Christian Rauch.
20:00 Christian Rauch - "STATE Experience Science: Festival / Agency / Collective"
21:00 Nenad Popov - "Ways of Knowing" (http://morphogenesis.eu/): Reflection on the State festival. Inspiration through science. Towards embedding citizen science in artistic practice.
22:00 Pablo Rojas - "19th century maladies vs. 'the wonders of science' calendar syndrome" (http://www.dadafoto.com/): The everyday growing branches of science, especially biology, hold the possibility to provide the general public with an infinite variety of innovative topics and colorful images. Such information could potentially be used as a novel source of inspiration for the creation of art pieces. Although the aesthetics of such practice may look appealing on a first instance, it is important to draw a clear line between the visual representation of scientific content and a more appropriate collaboration between science and the arts. A better understanding of the history and significance of science in society would undoubtedly facilitate the collaboration with other disciplines of human knowledge.
Nenad Popov is a media anarchist with a focus on live cinema pieces, sound installations, film installations, weird sound making contraptions and occasional parasitism on public cultural funds. He has collaborated with artists such as Daan Brinkmann, Electronic Opera, Erfan Abdi, Klara Ravat, Lillevan and his works have been exhibited at Sonic Acts, Dis-Patch, TodaysArt, E-Pulse, Share and Ars Electronica.
Pablo Rojas is a photographer and microbiologist who draws just as much from experimental art as from biological experimentation. His artistic work has been exhibited at shows in Quito, Dublin, London, Sarajevo, Braunschweig, Bogota, and Berlin. In 2015, he will complete a DAAD Fellowship and receive his PhD. in medical microbiology from the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin.