Art-Science Residencies: Methodologies and Experience Feedbacks

This public event, which gathered art-science residencies organizers and researchers aimed at discussing the processes and methodologies carried out in order to organize, communicate, select, implement, monitor, and assess art-science residencies.

Art and science are intimately linked. The ability to proceed to the unknown, the experimental approaches, the relation to technology, or the modes of collaboration are sometimes similar to two worlds that, at first glance, seem disjointed or even opposite: generality vs. singularity, rationality vs. sensitivity, disciplinary specialization vs. transdisciplinary integration… These similarities and differences are more and more recognized as complementary assets in collaborative processes. Eminent personalities evolve in both scientific and artistic worlds. Meetings between researchers and artists, resolutely oriented towards technological innovation or original creation flourish and seem fruitful both in the cross-fertilization they enable and in the knowledge and artifacts they produce. One of the main frameworks for these collaborations, programs of artistic residencies in public and/or private research structures are proposed by various organizations, at internal, regional, national, and international levels. If each of them has its own vision and approach, depending on its specific objectives, research framework, and hosting context, the multiplication of these initiatives and the growing amount of gained experiences set the conditions for initiating a mutual exchange on their methodologies, tools, and lessons learned. 

In the framework of the 2020 edition of its Mutation Creation art-science yearly encounters in Paris and in relation to the STARTS Residencies program, IRCAM-Centre Pompidou organized on March 2nd & 3rd, 2020 an international symposium dedicated to the management of artistic residencies in the context of scientific research and technological innovation.

The symposium was held at IRCAM, Paris, on March 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on March 3 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Access is free, subject to availability, registration is required.

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If you were unable to attend the symposium, or if you want to rediscover some exchanges: watch the entire symposium online!
The Artists In Residence Television team was present throughout the symposium and conducted interviews with the speakers.

Learn more about the panelists, their institutions, and their thoughts on art-science collaborations!