The Patrons Circle calls for financial support of the following projects :
EXPERIMENTA is a new concept somewhere between an art exhibition and a trade fair, inviting visitors to come and discover projects at the crossroads between new technologies and artistic creativity.
Creators of technology (engineers, researchers, entrepreneurs) and creators of art (artists, visual artists, designers) gather for several days to present original, interactive devices to visitors who can also experiment with these creations.
In parallel with the showroom, EXPERIMENTA also presents stage productions interfacing arts and sciences, both in situ and at external venues.
EXPERIMENTA is an excellent opportunity for companies to promote the launch of breakthrough projects, or their expertise in various fields of scientific or technological research.
Imagined by Yann Nguéma and Arnaud Doucet from the electro-rock music group Ez3kiel, Pixel Motion is a dynamic, three-dimensional toolset of bright spots of light playing on each and everyone’s sensitive perception of light. It is shaped as a huge, stage-size "table-cloth", made of luminous spots, deformable in space. Under remote control, this device allows to capture light in an unprecedented way intertwining sculpture, lighting and a screen.
Pixel Motion will be "a monumental luminescent work" installed above the musicians, like an interactive stage element in perpetual motion.
La Terza Luce
Music and light, both perceived as immaterial impressions, yield to be treated as one when fused together. Michele Tadini, composer and Angelo Guiga, researcher, view their residency, La Terza Luce, as research on synaesthetic perception. Synaesthetic perception, while being both a hindrance and a freedom of expression for a composer, can lead to a wide range of poetic explorations allowing to create a distinctive language, each time renewed and based on a lapse between the perception of musical and visual impressions. The music concert, concluding the project and composed as a sound and light score, will assemble a bassoon, percussion, cello and electric keyboard. The concert will take place on 11 and 12 October 2013 at Hexagone Scène Nationale Arts Sciences - in Meylan in the framework of the Rencontres-i Arts Sciences Biennale.
Acrylic Digital Painting
How to paint digitally without the interface of a digital tablet and using traditional materials, such as canvas, paint and brush ? It can be done, thanks to a new procedure, meticulously developed by CEA Leti researchers over the past two years. They have elaborated an innovative technology so as to be able to produce hybrid artwork at the borderlines between material and digital worlds. The result of a collaboration between scientists, researchers in human and social sciences and a painter, Acrylic Digital Painting permits to simultaneously digitalize a painting without interfacing technology with the artistic act. This worldwide premiere presented at the EXPERIMENTA exhibition in 2012 succeeded to launch a start-up company that carries on the research in this innovative procedure. EXPERIMENTA 2013 will show how this new technology has evolved.
Bionic Orchestra / EZRA
The beatboxer EZRA and his Organic Orchestra Co. at the Atelier Arts Sciences were challenged by Bionic Orchestra 2.0. This residency associates CEA researchers, artists, computer scientists, students from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle and a glove manufacturer in Grenoble, to design an interactive glove to act as an interface commanding sound and light on stage. The glove, with built-in technology based on a system which combines sensors and actuators, enables the artist to use his body as a musical instrument. Bionic Orchestra 2.0 will premier on 4 and 5 October 2013 at the Maison de la Musique in Meylan within the framework of the Rencontres-i Arts Sciences Biennale.
Bivouacs - Les Ateliers du spectacle
CCMdt : "Comment ça marche dans la tête ? (What goes on inside the brain ?) is a deliberately poetic and absurd research protocol on how ideas emerge. The aim is to gain valuable insight into What Goes On Inside the Brain... of researchers, scientists and mathematicians. Through residencies, meetings in the form of one-week "bivouacs" between artists and researchers from the CEA and the Grenoble Institute of Neuroscience, the company builds up a vast collection of "cognitive mechanisms". These allow the emergence of the scientists’ imagination. The project will be unveiled during the Rencontres-i Arts Sciences Biennale 2013.
Writing residency on the relationship between arts and science : how does scientific knowledge nurture and affect narrative structures of a story ?