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Art meets...

From artistic residencies to field trips to glaciers, from astronomical observatories to artist’s studios : join our conversations between artists and members of the scientific community and discover how these different fields collaborate and inspire each other. « Art meets… » is the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia’s first podcast series : seven episodes offer seven different encounters between an artist and a scientist around themes like astronomy, smell research, polar science, environmental science, biohacking and robotics. This podcast is launched within the frame of the Foundation’s « Art, Science and Technology» focus area for the time period 2021-2024, which supports the collaboration and production between the three fields, seeking to deepen the connection between scientific research and artistic practice. The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia – Promotion, connection, impulse. Enabling culture in Switzerland and around the world. Working at the heart of the Swiss and international cultural scene since 1939, Pro Helvetia fosters contemporary art production in Switzerland and helps disseminate and promote Swiss arts at home and abroad. The Arts Council also contributes to national and international cultural exchange and to innovation in the field of cultural promotion. Pro Helvetia has its head office in Zurich and maintains an international network abroad with liaison offices in Johannesburg, Cairo, Moscow, New Delhi, Shanghai and South America and the Centre culturel suisse in Paris.

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« Art meets… » is the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia’s first podcast series : from artistic residencies to field trips to glaciers, from astronomical observatories to artist’s studios : join our conversations between artists and members of the scientific community and discover how these different fields collaborate and inspire each other.
00:59 22/09/21
Art meets astronomy
Artist Rohini Devasher and astrophotographer Ajay Talwar, both based in India, discuss the different expeditions they have undertaken together and the challenges of their collaboration in the field.
16:11 06/10/21
Art meets smell research
Artist Isabel Lewis and smell researcher Sissel Tolaas discuss their long-standing collaboration and how they integrate scent into their performances and create unique experiences.
19:09 20/10/21
Art meets polar science
Swiss author Sabine Harbeke and scientist Margit Schwikowski collaborated in the PolARTS programme. They discuss the challenges of working at very high altitudes and transferring the outcome of ice drilling into a play.
15:47 03/11/21
Art meets technology
Drawing on her experiences during her Artist-in-Labs residency in Zurich, South African artist Miranda Moss talks to Swiss scientist Oliver Jäggi. They explain their passion for mechatronics and how they are both working on the same composition despite being geographically separated.
18:09 17/11/21
Art meets biohacking
Indian artist Yashas Shetty and Japanese bioengineer Sachiko Hirosue are mainly interested in critical territories where science intersects with society. They will discuss the Scientist-in-Residency programme as well as bio-design and the Hackteria project.
18:55 01/12/21
Art meets environmental science
Argentine musician Sebastián Verea collaborates with Jorge Viñuales, Professor of Environmental Studies. In this episode, they explore the transformation of scientific climate data and its transfer into a sound installation.
18:09 16/12/21
Art meets robotics
In this episode, the AATB collective and senior researcher Hannes Mayer explore in a first-time meeting the concept of non-industrial robotics as well as their common ambitions for a successful future collaboration.
19:35 30/12/21