ACDC is an EU funded research project launching a challenge directed towards artists and designers to start a collaboration on an artistic research project in the field of BioArt.
The aim of the challenge is to investigate and explore the connections between art and life sciences, with particular attention to the field of synthetic biology and the scientific progress along the borderline between the prebiotic (inorganic or organic chemistry in the natural environment before the advent of life on Earth) and the biotic life.
MUSE, the Science Museum of Trento, partner of the ACDC project, has launched one public call to select an artist or designer to develop a research project in the field of BioArt.
The theme of the call is "The art of living: taking inspiration from biological architectures and functions to design a different future".
The constantly-evolving research in biology and the development of related cutting-edge technologies (such as robotics, 3D printing, virtual reality, biomedical engineering and nanotechnologies), with the contribution of the humanities, are changing the perspective as we consider the living being.
The project aims to investigate these new frontiers, straddling between the most innovative languages of art and the latest studies in the field of life sciences.
Artists and designers, with at least three years of experience and knowledge of both English and Italian, are invited to participate in the call. The award is 4.000 euros.
The selected artist/designer will be put in contact with the scientific community of ACDC project and with other mentors (i.e. the Italian artistic collective Mali Weil) in order to be supported during his/her investigation activities .
During this period, that will last at least three months, the requirements are to participate regular online meeting, to visit at least two research labs of the project partners and to take part to outreach and training programmes such as the Open Talks and the ACDC Summer School. The selected person will be asked to produce a research paper and/or an art piece (product or prototype) highlighting the undertaken research.
To apply, please send your application together with an identification document, your curriculum vitae, your artistic portfolio and a description of the project idea you intend to undertake no later than 12 noon (CET) on Monday 15 March 2021 to to firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, please consult the announcement on the MUSE website.
ACDC Bioart challenge
Between frontiers in biology and artistic imagination
A research and artistic investigation on the theme: The art of living: taking inspiration from biological architectures and functions to design a different future
Artists and designer interested in BioArt with at least three years of experience speaking both English and Italian.
At least 3 months between April and July 2021
The artistic research project will be conducted independently, with the support of scientific and artistic tutors; regular online meetings will be organised.
The selected person will be working with ACDC researchers through visits and training in the scientific laboratories of the project partners.
The award is 4.000 €