Art of Science

Challenge for some, a workshop for everyone!

About

Art Of Science is a workshop open for visits and primarily aims to challenge artists and scientists to express creativity in public, inspired by natural sciences. This workshop will discover where science meets art and explore if the border really exists.

Participants

We invite artists and scientists thirsty for creative expression and passionate about the phenomena of nature to participate in a public challenge that will unusually awaken their imagination and burst creativity when inspired with scientific topics.

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The Art of Science workshop is much more than bringing together artists and scientists in a joint activity open to visitors. The produced works of art can serve as data for a scientific study on whether there is intuitive knowledge in all of us.

Workshops

Workshop – visual arts

DRAWING, PAINTING & SCULPTURING

About

Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams with the imagination being awake?

LEONARDO DA VINCI

The “Art of Science” is a creative workshop that challenges artists and scientists to express creatively inspired by natural sciences. Because this workshop is open for visits, it aims to encourage the general public to look at natural phenomenons through the eye of an artist and get another perspective on the elegance of life processes. Everything that happens in and around us, from the symphony of molecular processes to the majesty of Universe is the art we live every day and understand innately. The workshop consists of several parallel sessions aiming to visualize science topics on the canvas. It will subconsciously reveal what is hidden in our genes and tell us about nature from yet unconsidered perspective.

Participants

Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated!

ROSALIND FRANKLIN

Teams will be challenged to communicate natural sciences through art.

Each team is composed of one scientist and one artist. A scientist and an artist of the same team will produce work of art separately on the topic assigned to the team at the event opening. Organizers will prepare a topic for each team explained in everyday language with no professional terms allowed in the title. Every team will have a different theme and will work with the technique chosen by the artist of the team. This session aims to challenge artists to “get to know” science and challenge scientists to translate their knowledge into art. Each competitor has an advantage over the other with its skills and knowledge, but we combine those to reach the same goal – to make science communication inspiring and fun!

Visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to follow the creation of our participant’s art during this one-day workshop. If inspired by the topics, the selected workshop material will be available to our visitors, so they can also try their hands-on art and creatively express scientific thought. This session aims to eliminate the prejudice about what science is and who has the right to understand and discuss it. Science is an inseparable part of our everyday lives; we live it, think, and understand it just like everything else.

Above all, science is fascinating, mind-opening, and it waits for us to embrace.

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The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena,
it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.

NIKOLA TESLA

“Art of Science” aims to compare how an artist and a scientist “see” the same natural phenomena.

Artists are less involved in science and will give us a raw, intuitive representation. Scientists are introduced to the details of some natural processes and will give us shaped, influenced presentation of the theme. Each team member has an advantage over the other with its skills, but they combine these skills to reach the same goal – to make science communication inspiring and effective. Team will show its work and will have a chance to explain what inspired them to create the exhibited art. Scientist would have an opportunity to tell more about the assigned topic to its teammate artists, and the artist would explain in return more about the inspiration.

Meet the Art of Science ambasadors

Irina Terekhova

Co-organizer and ambasador, UNIL

Prof. Catherine de Wolf

Ambasador, ETH Zurich

YingYing Samara Ren

Ambasador, EPFL

Christophe Schimpf

Ambasador Artist Genève

Tatiana Sokoloff, Ph.D.

Ambasador, Scientist

Andrea Vucicevic

Concept creator and initiator