Public Lecture
ARTIST TALK – DIGITALE KUNST / Ruth Schnell

Donnerstag, 8. November 2018
14:00 - 15:30 Uhr
Ort: Hintere Zollamtsstraße 17 / 3. Stock, A-1030 Wien

JILL SCOTT (Media Artist and Professor Emerita ZHdK, CH)

„Creative Incubators for a Common Culture“

Prof. Dr. Jill Scott defines a creative incubator as a warm physical space and a psychological environment conductive to a growing collaboration between art and science practitioners and theorists. This incubator is an interspatial zone that encourages creative experiment building the sharing of findings through interactive, often disciplinary-specific technology combined with an increase in intuitive unspoken methods as well as “tacit” and “situated” knowhow-transfer. In this talk Scott uses scientific research alongside specific art examples to cross correlate the various roles of an incubator. And what kind of artists, social scientists and scientists are willing to blur conventional boundaries and familiar practices to participate in such creative incubators? As Scott suggest it is only those who can think critically AND laterally!

Dr. Jill Scott is lecturer, professor and context provider with many years experience in the unique field of Art and Science research. She is Professor Emerita at the Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts, at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZhdK) in Zürich and founded their Artists-in-Labs Program in 2000. She was the Vice Director of the Z-Node program- Planetary Collegium with 16 PhD graduates in clusters of art and science at the University of Plymouth, UK (2000 to 2016). Currently, she co-directs the LASER Salon in Zurich for Leonardo Society USA. Her own artwork spans 38 years of production about the human body, behaviour and body politics, and in the last 16 years she has focused on creative media art experiments about neuroscience, ecology and sensory perception called Neuromedia.

www.jillscott.org (Artistic Research)

www.artistsinlabs.ch (The Artists-in Labs Residency Program)

www.laserzurich.com (The Zurich Leonardo Art and Science Salon)

Jill Scott has a residency at the Museumsquartier Vienna in November 2018, one of her works will be exhibited in the Schauraum of the Angewandte / Quartier21, Vienna. Whe will give with Marille Hahne (media artist and professor at ZHdK, CH) a 3-days workshop for students of the Digital Arts department at the university of Applied Arts Vienna.

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Image credits Electric Retina, Scott 2008

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