The Polytechnic Museum continues to constitute the platform for experimental and innovation activities related to science and technology, welcoming the most distinguished Russian and international experts to run creative workshops, give lectures and participate in discussions and collaborative projects.
The Polytech.Science.Art 2015 program includes two series of workshops available for all the preselected applicants. The workshops, organized in collaboration with the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, are hosted by artists and researchers from Poland, US, Germany, Turkey, UK and Belgium. The program results will be presented at the annual international festival Polytech.Science.Art Week, sided by the companion exhibition in December, 2015.
Apart from the creative workshop events, the Polytech.Science.Art program will feature the special summer session at the Strelka Institute of Media, Architecture and Design dedicated to the Russian-French collaboration in science and technology art.
In September, the Polytech.Science.Art and California College of the Arts are going to present the collaborative project Sound & Vision scheduled to feature Genesis P-Orridge, Brian Eno and Kim Gordon.
Polytech.Science.Art program launched with the start of the creative workshops project in 2014. It also contributed a video program to the Polytechnic Museum’s International Contemporary Science Film Festival 360° and organized a series of public talks by the prominent artists and art critics.
The program culminated with the year-end Polytech.Science.Art Week featuring lectures, workshops, panel discussions and the exhibition celebrating the results of the workshop program’s first year.
The workshop program embraced information technology, neurobiology, physics, psychoacoustics, fibertronics and many other fields of research. The participants studied hacktivism and avant-garde media with Danja Vasiliev (Russia/Germany); made a performance within the interactive environment guided by Sonia Cillari (Italy); applied methods of augmented reality to urban spaces directed by Arturo Castro (Spain); learned about fibertronics and made an interactive map of Moscow on e-textile enabling microcomputers and sensors together with Artemis Papageorgiou(Greece); visualized their own brain signals using neural interfaces with Enzo Varriale (Italy) and explored sonic environment in an improvised laboratory by Aalborg University (Denmark).
The Polytech.Science.Art Program Curator
Art historian (Media Art Histories, Danube University)
Cultural management expert (Cultural Management, University of Manchester)