Published by Teun Verkerk at 2019-03-27 10:30

Crossing Parallels @ VERTIGO STARTS

Crossing Parallels is well represented during the STARTS Residencies days with Sujata Majumdar and future Crossing Parallels residents Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand.

a Cure for Concrete

Today our current artist in residence Sujata Majumdar presents her project a Cure for Concrete at the STARTS Residencies days at Centre Pompidou/IRCAM in Paris. A part of the origins and current research of her project is on display at the TU Library in the exhibition Living Surfaces.

Sujata Majumdar presents her Crossing Parallels residency project a Cure for Concrete during the STARTS Residencies days. Credits: Melissa Casagrande

Atom Chasm

in the earlier work Ion Hole (2016) Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand created a different particles trap. Credits: Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand

Also, future Crossing Parallels residents Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand present their STARTS residency project 'Atom Chasm' in which they will attempt to develop an imaging system and an adequate environment that will enable viewers to see a single atom in free space. In collaboration with the 5th Physical Institute of Stuttgart University, the artists propose to develop Atom Chasm, a laser-cooled atom observatory probing the slippery frontier between quantum and quotidian reality. The first artwork to ever be presented on the atomic scale, Atom Chasm will be an immersive ion trap installation, enabling audiences to intimately confront such paradoxical phenomena as quantum jumps and the symmetry breaking of the early universe. An in-depth interview can be found here.

Evelina Domnitch, Dmitry Gelfand and Robert Löw (Stuttgart University) present the Atom Chasm project. Credits: Sujata Majumdar

VERTIGO S+T+ARTS is the European Union's art & technology (Science + Technology + Arts) programme that promotes the arts as catalysts for efficient conversion of science and technology knowledge into products, services, and processes. Artistic practices are more and more broadly recognized as potential vectors of technological innovation. One of the main objectives of the STARTS initiative of the European Commission is to catalyze new synergies between all concerned stakeholders: artists, cultural institutions, R&D projects in information and communication technologies (ICT), companies, incubators and funds.