„MicroSonical Shining Biospheres No. 1” (2009)

  Invitation card

Opening of the exhibition at Friday, 03.07.2009, 7 p.m.
at ZKM_Mediatheater



The audio-video-installation „MicroSonical Shining Biospheres No. 1“ was developed in cooperation with the Karlsruhe Institute of
Technology (KIT). It is the kick off project for the future collaboration of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media with the KIT.


Peter Weibel: „There is a cooperation between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) aimed
at the promotion of an alliance of science and the arts. It is just the new technologies (nanotechnology, material science and quantum
optics/neurosciences and molecular genetics/bionics/information science as well as robotics/climatology, meteorology and energy matters)
that open up exciting new exploration fields for the arts. Inversely, the new applications and requirements of the sciences may offer new
options for artists’ orientation. In cooperation projects, new esthetics and art practices or art forms are being developed. ...
...“ (Extract from: KIT and ZKM – the magic of the three letters)


Two members of the „Association of Neuroesthetics“, Dr. Alexander Abbushi und Daniel S. Margulies, were invited because the artistic work is inspired also by aspects of neuro-scientific esthetics.


Speeches by:


Prof. Dr. Eberhard Umbach
Chairman of the Executive Board of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe
and President of the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology


Prof. Dr. h.c. Peter Weibel
CEO of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

Extract of the speech

Dr. Alexander Abbushi
Clinic for Neurosurgery, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin,
Foundation member of the www.association-of-neuroesthetics.org

Daniel S. Margulies
„Berlin School of Mind and Brain“ of the Humboldt University Berlin
Member of the www.association-of-neuroesthetics.org

Abstract of the guest lecture


Photos: © ZKM | Center for Art and Media, ONUK


© Video documentation:  Center for Art and Media (ZKM) Karlsruhe  / Institute  for Visual Media, production: Simon Max Dühning, Christina Zartmann          
© all copyrights remain with <SA/JO> and the authors