Tabakalera presents Art and Science

Art meets Science in an immersive installation. Tabakalera and Ars Electronica kick off their collaboration and present a new artwork inspired by the known and unknown aspects of space exploration.

The artist collective Quadrature meet Astronomer Silvia Bonoli and Raul Angulo from the Donostia International Physics Center and collaborate on a new artwork. With the support of citizen science initiatives, scientific data will be transformed into an extraordinary artistic installation. The artwork Supraspectives by Quadrature premiered in September at Tabakalera as well as online at the Ars Electronica Festival.

About Supraspectives: Focusing on satellites, that look down on us, the installation combines speculative images with authentic signals of those highly equipped observers. Calculating their positions in real-time, the visuals simulate their perspectives from space, serving as placeholders for the unknown data collected. Yet an antenna on the roof of the venue tries to intercept the radio transmissions of these reconnaissance satellites. Listening to those, that watch from above, realities of surveillance intertwine to meditative scenery.

A Documentation on this.

About the artists: Quadrature’s artistic research focuses on data, physics and space. For some years, the artists have been working on the methods and stories involved in exploring our world and the cosmos around us. The Berlin based duo understands technology as means to read and write realities, using various media for their works.

Project Credits / Acknowledgements
Tabakalera (ES)
Quadrature (DE)
Silvia Bonoli (IT)
Raul Angulo (CL)
Donostia International Physics Center (ES)
The local science and astronomy community (ES)