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 Eckel, Örjan EkebergSabine Höhler, Victor JaschkeIoana Jucan, Anders Lansner, Tina O'ConnellDaniel Peltz, David PirròHanns 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) Objects of Uncertain Origin, 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, TP project team, Audio-visual installation
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
20:00-21:00 (KMH) Complexity and Complication, TP project team, Concert installation
   
Friday Oct 6  
   
10:00-11:30 (Färgfabriken) Objects of Uncertain Origin, Daniel Peltz and Tina O’Connell / Neal White, Discussion
13:00-14:00 (Dome of Visions) The Rattler, TP project team and David Granström, Performance 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 and David Pirrò, Project launch with guests
19:00-21:00 (KMH) Dinner (special ticket)

Royal College of Music

Royal Institute of Art

Royal Institute of Technology

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: 

 

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

 

Objects of Uncertain Origin. An opening performance with by Daniel Peltz and Ioana Jucan. [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.

 

The Illusion of Simultaneity. Sounds from all happening sites meet at Audiorama to drive a dynamical system exposed as a light installation. An audio-visual transposition by the TP project team. [more]


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


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


Complexity and Complication. An audio-visual concert installation at the Royal College of Music by the TP project team featuring all case studies of the project. [more]

 

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


Objects of Uncertain Origin. A discussion by Daniel Peltz as well as Tina O’Connell and Neal White. [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 guests. [more]

 

Objects of Uncertain Origin. An exhibition by Daniel Peltz as well as Tina O’Connell and Neal White. [more]

 

DA TA. Exhibiting a 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]


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