a project by Nayarí Castillo, Gertrude Grossegger, Hanns Holger Rutz
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“schwärmen + vernetzen” (swarming and networking) explores the possibilities of transdisciplinary work in art, realising them through forms of "movement profiles", retracing the vacating of individual viewpoints of the participating artists and the emergence of joint forms of movement. The project is a collaboration between writer Gertrude Grossegger, installation arts and trained molecular biologist Nayarí Castillo, and sound artist Hanns Holger Rutz. In order to make novel connections between text, visual elements and sounds possible, the three artists put themselves into an experimental arrangement, topically structured around dynamical systems of swarming and networking, originating from biology; we are interested in systems in which new organisms develop without dissolving their partial structures, individual media, and individual scopes of work. Stages of the project are a series of encounters of the artists, the outcome of each of which is a further development of materials, an intensive retreat over several days, a publication in a literature journal, an exhibition at Akademie Graz, a symposium, and a printed catalog.

In cooperation with Akademie Graz, LICHTUNGEN, Artificial Life Lab KFU Graz, Algorithms that Matter (FWF AR 403), and Stift St. Lambrecht. Kindly supported by the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM) of the KUG Graz, and Doka Österreich GmbH.

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This Research Catalogue exposition documents our working process. It is itself a work-in-progress. The project was funded by Stadt Graz, Land Steiermark, and Bundeskanzleramt Österreich.



opening: 23.08.2017 – 18.00 h

duration: 24.08. – 19.09.2017

Akademie Graz, Neutorgasse 42, 8010 Graz


Round Table Discussion



Book Presentation

28 November 2018, 19:00 h, Akademie Graz

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author: HHR
project: SchwaermenVernetzen

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keywords: [dynamical systems, swarming, networking, biology, systems, organisms, text, sound, interdisciplinarity]