scientific serendipity
scientific serendipity
scientific serendipity
scientific serendipity
scientific serendipity
scientific serendipity
scientific serendipity
scientific serendipity
scientific serendipity
scientific serendipity
scientific serendipity

I N T R O D U C T I O N

In 1998, ANAT initiated Scientific Serendipity, a program which focussed on the interaction between art and science, providing a framework for the development of projects and commissions which directly engage with science, scientific visualisation techniques and technologies. This project initiated a number of residencies/research projects for Australian artists hosted by Australian and international scientific organisations. The aim of the residencies was to investigate the discrete discourses surrounding sciences and media arts and encourage the generation of unexpected and 'alchemic' outcomes.


Four residencies were held over 1999 - 2001. The host organisation provided a work space, some technical support and the critical context of a science research community. ANAT provided artist fees, materials support and some travel and living expenses. Three of the residencies (Oron Catts & Ionat Zurrr, Justine Cooper and Adam Donovan) were hosted in science institutions and the fourth by David Rogers was conducted independently with some support from members of the scientific community.


The core objectives of Scientific Serendipity:

to encourage the creation of new forms of artistic expression within the arena of science and contemporary technologies

to foster and facilitate placements and relationships with science institutions whereby artists can develop and test new creative ideas and technical processes, resulting in the development of a new work

to enrich existing scientific organisations by facilitating their role as a context for the development of new creative content.

 

 

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