Workshop SKYPELAB Rio >< Reutlingen 2017
Skypelab is an art and research widely recognized project conceived in 2012 by Henning Eichinger (Germany) and Maggie McCormick (Australia). The project is part of the ‘Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for University Students – BWS plus’, a program of the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung for international exchange.
In its third round, Skypelab explores the role of drawing and portraiture in identity perception within the public space of Skype sessions, embracing cultures apart by oceans and delineating transcontinental networks of students of art and researchers.
In the biennium 2016-2017 the project established a partnership between the University of Reutlingen (Henning Eichinger) and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Maira Fróes), connecting Rio and Reutlingen through students and researchers, many of them interested in exploring the association of artistic and scientific processes.
The composition of the brazilian team represents this delicate association, involving researchers of the joint Laboratories of Advanced Methods and Epistemology (LAMAE) at the Institute Tercio Pacitti of Computational Applications and Research, the Nucleus of Art and New Organisms (NANO) at the School of Fine Arts, and the Laboratory of Computational Methods in Engineering (LAMCE) at the Technology Center, all carrying their respective graduate programs represented by Program of History of Sciences and Technics and Epistemology (HCTE), Program of Visual Arts (PPGAV) and the Coordination of Engineering Graduate Programs (COPPE), at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
Drawings raised from brazilians-germans pairings, as well as the telematic contact per se, unfolded into works of contemporary art, as expected. In addition, biophysical records, obtained from brazilian participants by means of biological sensors, have enlarged the dimensions of body presence, an aspect also explored at the perspective of science.
The many results raised by our transcontinental team will be presented in the opportunity of our workshop, during which artists and non-artists from both sides will open their processes and creative propositions.
We open to public visitation and participation on June 6 (Tuesday), as detailed below. The entrance to public is free, no applications are required.
SKYPELAB Rio >< Reutlingen 2017 . Workshop
DATE: June 5 & 6 from 10:00 to 16:00
Open to the public in June 6, 2017 (10:00 to 16:00)
LAMCE , Parque Tecnológico (em frente ao píer e na região do Restaurante Couve-Flor)
Brazilian support: Programa PIBEX/UFRJ, Programa Pró-Cultura PR-5/UFRJ, and Rio SfN Chapter
German support: Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for University Students – BWS plus, and Reutlingen University.