Transpositions:

From science to art (and back)

 

The final research event of the project Transpositions: Artistic Data Exploration.


Stockholm, October 4 to 6, 2017

Science and art are usually held distinct due to the different kinds of processes they employ and the character of the conclusions that they draw. However, what if artists were to extend scientific methodologies while radicalising their stance in post-conceptual art under the heading ‘artistic research’? How can scientific data be pushed to the limits of representation?

 

We think that science and art will still follow their own respective trajectories, yet they will start to ‘talk’ to each other in unexpected ways once their practices are enmeshed. After working with scientists and their data from fields as separate as computational neuroscience, particle physics, cosmology, and molecular biology, and after preparing our artistic responses, we want to find out the character of our scientific-artistic conversations and how we can push the work even further.

 

Transpositions are artistic forms created from scientific data that respect the epistemic potential of their material under aesthetic conditions. Extending representational registers, transpositions propose a new aesthetic-epistemic logic of material difference rather than formal identity. Placing the focus on transpositional operators – their inner workings and as strict logic – suggests inconsistencies are not detrimental to knowledge but necessary stages in a game of heightened complexity.

 

The research event Transpositions: From science to art (and back) aims to provide an overview. It brings concepts, data, artworks, and people together for a three-day set of events spread across Stockholm. It offers numerous opportunities to engage with transpositions in exhibitions, installations, performances, presentations, and discussions.


Keynote lecture by Hans-Jörg Rheinberger.


With contributions by: Magnus BunnskogMarcia Sá Cavalcante SchubackLeif DahlbergLuc DeryckeAgostino Di ScipioGerhard EckelÖrjan EkebergKarin Englund, David GranströmPawel HermanHanna HusbergSabine Höhler, Victor JaschkeIoana Jucan, Anders Lansner, Tina O'ConnellDaniel Peltz, David Pirrò, Martin RumoriHanns Holger Rutz, Martin SahlénPelin SahlénMichael Schwab, Karolina SobeckaPhoebe Stubbs, Nina Stuhldreher, Neal White, Marcus Wrangö and many more.


In cooperation with the Royal College of Music, the Royal Institute of Art, the Royal Institute of Technology, Färgfabriken, Audiorama, and the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.

 

Funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF (PEEK, AR 257)

Program:


Wednesday Oct 4
   
14:00-16:00 (KMH) Presenting Transpositions, TP project team, Introduction
16:30-17:30 (KMH)

Transpositions: From Traces to Data to Facts through Preparations, Models, and Simulations, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Keynote lecture

20:00-21:00 (Färgfabriken) Recovering Data Remains: (Re)Working Knowledge, Daniel Peltz and Ioana Jucan, Opening performance
   
Thursday Oct 5
   
10:00-12:00 (KKH) Engaging Transpositions: Science and Art, part I, TP project team, scientists and guests. Moderated by Phoebe Stubbs, Panel discussion transposed onto the stage of artistic research
12:00-14:00 (Audiorama) The Illusion of Simultaneity. An installation by Gerhard Eckel, David Pirrò, and Martin Rumori
12:00-14:00 (Audiorama) 503 cluster waves, Marcus Wrangö, Audio-visual installation
12:00-14:00 (Audiorama) Friedman balancing a pencil on its point, Magnus Bunnskog, Audio installation
14:00-16:00 (KKH) Engaging Transpositions: Science and Art, part II, TP project team, scientists and guests. Moderated by Phoebe Stubbs, Panel discussion transposed onto the stage of artistic research
16:30-18:00 (KKH) Experiment on a bird in the air pump’, Karolina Sobecka, Performance and discussion, moderated by Hanna Husberg
20:00-21:00 (KMH) Complexity and Complication, Luc Derycke, Gerhard Eckel and David Pirrò, Concert installation
   
Friday Oct 6  
   
10:00-11:30 (Färgfabriken) Recovering Data Remains: (Re)Working Knowledge, Daniel Peltz and Tina O’Connell / Neal White, Discussion, moderated by Karin Englund
13:00-14:00 (Dome of Visions) Interference, David Granström, Audio-visual installation
14:30-15:30 (KTH) Deep Architectures of Enquiry, Tina O’Connell / Neal White, Excursion / incursion
16:30-18:30 (KMH) From Data to Process: Algorithms that Matter, Hanns Holger Rutz, David Pirrò, and Agostino Di Scipio, Perspectives and project launch
19:00-21:00 (KMH) Dinner (special ticket)

 

Exhibitions:


Färgfabriken


Recovering Data Remains: (Re)Working Knowledge

An exhibition by Daniel Peltz as well as

Neal White and Tina O’Connell


Wednesday October 4

19:00-22:00

Thursday October 5

11:00-19:00

Friday October 6

11:00-16:00

Saturday October 7

11:00-17:00

Sunday October 8

11:00-17:00

 

Audiorama


The Illusion of Simultaneity

An intermedia installation by the Gerhard Eckel,

David Pirrò, and Martin Rumori


503 cluster waves

An audio-visual installation by Marcus Wrangö


Friedman balancing a pencil on its point

An audio installation by Magnus Bunnskog

 

Wednesday October 4

14:00-19:00

Thursday October 5

12:00-19:00

   

Royal Institute of Art 


Transpositions Stage

Works and diagrams from the project and its case studies by the TP project team.

 

 
Thursday October 5 10:00-16:00
   
   
   

 

Royal College of Music (KMH)

Royal Institute of Art (KKH)

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Färgfabriken

Audiorama

University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

University of Applied Arts Vienna


Pre-study - Rebody

Case Study I - Lansner

Case Study II - Deep Inelastic Scattering

Case Study III - Cosmology

Case Study IV - DNA-folding

 


Happenings: 

 

Presenting Transpositions. An introduction by the TP team [more]

 

Keynote lecture Transpositions: From Traces to Data to Facts through Preparations, Models, and Simulations by Hans-Jörg Rheinberger [more]

 

Recovering Data Remains: (Re)Working Knowledge. An opening performance with by Daniel Peltz and Ioana Jucan. [more]


Transposition Stage. An exhibition with works from the TP project and its case studies. [more]

 

Engaging Transpositions: Science and Art. A panel discussion transposed onto the stage of artistic research. With the artists and scientists of Transpositions, their work and invited guests. Moderated by Phoebe Stubbs. [more]

 

The Illusion of Simultaneity. An installation by Gerhard Eckel, David Pirrò, and Martin Rumori. [more]


503 cluster waves. An audio-visual installation by Marcus Wrangö with musical material sequenced by cosmological data. [more]


Friedman balancing a pencil on its point. An audio installation by Magnus Bunnskog for disklavier, electronics and mechanics. [more]

 

‘Experiment on a bird in the air pump’. A performance and discussion by Karolina Sobecka. [more]


Complexity and ComplicationAn audio-visual concert installation by Luc Derycke, Gerhard Eckel, and David Pirrò featuring all case studies of the project. [more]

 

Recovering Data Remains: (Re)Working Knowledge. A disussion with Daniel Peltz, Tina O’Connell and Neal White, moderated by Karin Englund. [more]


Interference, An audio-visual installation by David Granström. [more]


Deep Architectures of Enquiry. An excursion / incursion by Tina O’Connell and Neal White. [more]


From Data to Process: Algorithms that Matter. Hanns Holger Rutz, and David Pirrò present their new artistic research project Algorithms that Matter↗; perspectives and project launch with guest Agostino Di Scipio. [more]

 

Recovering Data Remains: (Re)Working Knowledge. An exhibition by Daniel Peltz as well as Tina O’Connell and Neal White. [more]

 

DA TA. A project catalogue. 1. Lists 2. Sheets 3. Stacks 4. Miscellaneous by Luc Derycke.


Premiere and screening of DA TA rush - the film, Austria 2017, by Nina Stuhldreher (director) and Victor Jaschke (camera). [more]