Opening of the exhibition at Friday, 03.07.2009, 7 p.m.
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.
Prof. Dr. Eberhard Umbach
Chairman of the Executive Board of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe
and President of the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology www.kit.edu
Prof. Dr. h.c. Peter Weibel
CEO of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe