ArtScience Residency 2022 enabled by Deutsche Telekom

With the focus of the Art Collection Deutsche Telekom on contemporary art from Eastern Europe, the second iteration of the ArtScience residency will be dedicated to artists from, or who stand in relation to this region, who work at the intersection of art, technology and science and who are particularly interested in researching the social impact of technological developments. The residency aims to foster interaction between international artists, researchers and scientists and Eastern European partners from research or industry. It intends to create a space for encounters in which artistic practice and scientific research can be combined in the best possible way.

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Scientific Partner

Telekom LogoIn 2022, the Bonn Sustainable AI Lab, located at the University of Bonn’s Institute of Science and Ethics, will act as scientific partner. It will offer the artist in residence an introduction and access to the scientific research of the Sustainable AI Lab, which is focused on addressing the often hidden environmental and related social and economic costs of designing, developing, and using AI across society.

The research done in the lab covers the impact of AI in diverse settings (e.g., migration, city development, healthcare, data collection and analysis, art). The questions to be explored span multiple disciplines and levels of analysis, for example: the normative rationale for the value of sustainability; the strength of the concept of sustainability; how to measure the environmental costs of AI; understanding the intergenerational impacts of AI; and informing public policy guidelines for the development of green, proportionate, and sustainable uses of AI. The lab will offer the artist a workshop with the whole Sustainable AI Lab team as well as one-on-one meetings with the members of the lab to introduce him/her to their research. The scientific residency will be supervised by the Alexander von Humboldt Professor for Applied Ethics of AI, Prof. Dr. Aimee van Wynsberghe and her team at the Sustainable AI Lab, and the external researcher and advisor to the lab Dr. Gry Hasselbalch.

Über Art Collection Telekom

Telekom LogoThe Art Collection Telekom was founded in 2010. It focuses on contemporary art from Eastern and South-eastern Europe and also looks to neighbouring countries such as Turkey or the Caucasus region. It has a European integrative orientation, because it wants to include the East of Europe in the discourse. It is open to all media, from the traditional, artisan techniques such as painting, drawing or sculpture to performance and video works. Since its foundation, it has followed the growing use of digital techniques in the production of art and artistic developments in social media.

The art of the Art Collection Deutsche Telekom seems to question the self-evident. It humorously points out prejudices and is a means of communication about the jointly shared and developed reality with a specific perspective on the history and current developments in Eastern Europe. The concentration on the area of countries which, after the fall of the Iron Curtain, have created new political structures and had initiated democratic developments, includes significant political, social and cultural changes. The Art Collection Deutsche Telekom makes an important contribution to an open, discursive and communicative culture, which is of great importance for mutual understanding in Europe.