A presentation at Ars Electronica, Linz, of several works that were developed over the past few years during Summer Sessions residencies.
Summer Sessions are short-term residencies for young, emerging artists, organized by an international network of cultural organizations. Each summer, the partners that participate in this network for talent development collaborate to offer professional production support and expert feedback to artists in the realization of a new artwork or design. Local talents from each partner’s geographic region are scouted and selected for a residency abroad, where they are offered highly productive atmospheres and specific kinds of expertise at one of the international partners in the international network.
While the pop-up exhibition illustrates the kind of results that this pressure-cooker residency format results in, a live event will highlight the experiences that participants have had abroad, and the effects these experiences had on their early careers. The event will also form a meeting point to discuss how strategically to further develop international opportunities for emerging and young professionals amongst past, present and future partners of the network.
Gökay Atabek – Volksamt! (TR)
Amplified Fencer is a research project that investigates the implicit choreography of a fencing match. The fencer’s movements are dissected via motion sensors, formatted with the help of a neural network and remapped to an experimental audio synthesizer.
Marlot Meyer (ZA/NL)
Hotspot is a participative experience of co-creating life through a synergy of cultural, natural and artificial interaction that reintroduces an ancestral, ecocentric understanding and engagement with the Earth. In Hotspot, artificial intelligence acts as a cultural tool to regenerate our situated sensuous communication with the animate world around us; to create understanding without the use…
Evelina Rajca (PL)
Exploring AI’s growth and invasive cognitive tech, the project addresses surveillance and ecological risks. It uses natural and artificial data storage (i.e., human memory and synthetic DNA) to encode (un)sound compositions therein.
Werner van der Zwan (NL), Charl Linssen (NL)
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a chair? Now is your chance to find out! By combining their expertise in telepresence and furniture robotics the artist tried to answer this question in this brand-new technological experience.
V2_, Lab for the Unstable Media is an interdisciplinary center for art and media technology in Rotterdam (the Netherlands). V2_ presents, produces, archives and publishes research at the interface of art, technology and society. Founded in 1981, V2_ offers a platform for artists, designers, scientists, researchers, theorists and developers of software and hardware from various disciplines to discuss their work and share their findings. In V2_’s view, art and design play an essential role in the social embedding of technological developments. V2_ creates a context in which issues regarding the social impact of technology are explored through critical dialogue, artistic reflection and practice-oriented research.
The Summer Sessions pop-up exhibition at Ars Electronica Festival 2023 shows a selection of outcomes realized through the international exchange of emerging talents within the Summer Sessions network.