S+T+ARTS AIR - Open Call 1 Winners

Ten outstanding projects have been selected for the S+T+ARTS AIR first Open Call, and they’ll focus on one of these two directions: Resilient interspecies urban ecosystems and Human AI ecosystems.

The winners

By Antoine Bertin, an artist working at the intersection of science and sensory immersion, field recording and sound storytelling, data, and music composition. His work has been presented at Tate Britain, Palais de Tokyo, Serpentine Gallery, KIKK festival, STRP festival, Sonar+D, CCCB Barcelona, Dutch Design Week, Nuit Blanche Paris, le 104, Centre Wallonie Bruxelles, Gaité Lyrique, among others.

By Uncharted Limbo, a collective of creative coders and visual artists who craft Computational Magic and produce New Media artworks at the unlikely intersections of code, interactive visuals and performing arts.

By Filippo Gregoretti, an artist focused mainly on the creative and spiritual relationship between artificial and human consciousness and created an “artificial artistic personality” that, among its many possibilities, can generate an endless stream of visuals and music.

By Filippo Nassetti, an artist and computational designer. The research agenda he advances, Postnatural Design, focuses on exploring the visual languages and project opportunities that emerge from challenging traditional oppositions such as natural and artificial, digital and material, and human and non-human. Working between scales and crossing disciplines such as architecture, product, and landscape design relates to research on organic form, computational methods, new media, and advanced manufacturing technologies.

By Jonathan Reus, a transdisciplinary musician and artist known for using experimental technologies in performance. He has developed a uniquely intimate electronic sound practice combining improvisational approaches with traditional folk elements and futurist tendencies.

By Maria Arnal, an artist, composer, and performer. Her work is deeply rooted in historical exploration and collaborative vocal expression, which she combines with AI methods to create a harmonious fusion of art and activism.

By Michail Rybakov, a media artist and researcher who investigates movement in the everyday world, how it conditions us and how to design this choreography, questioning its logic. He has studied Media Art and Product Design at the State University of Art and Design Karlsruhe, Germany, with postgraduate research supervised by Bruno Latour on “Strategies of Arrival”, which explores the design of spaces and interactions that make you feel present and embodied.

By Natan Sinigaglia, with a strong background in music, contemporary dance, and real-time graphics. He creates canvases where languages lose their boundaries and share forms and meanings. The outcomes of his artistic practice encompass audio-visual live performances, digital artworks, and interactive and immersive multi-sensory installations.

By Richard Vijgen, an artist who translates reality’s invisible and often abstract technological dimensions into aesthetic and poetic experiences. By artistically visualising (scientific) data, he tries to broaden our perception of our environment to include technological and communication layers. He wants to create a dialogue between the human perspective and the disembodied world of digital networks, algorithms, and wireless communication and see how they originate and transform space.

By Hiền Hoàng, a multimedia artist. Her artistic repertoire includes photography, installation, performance, film, VR, and object art. Her work explores social values, the transformation of materials, and the complex interplay of identity through self-intervention. With each creation, whether photography, installation, immersive VR, or tangible object, she invites viewers on a transformative journey that pushes the boundaries of perceptions.

In4Art will be involved as the art-driven innovation mentor for all the ten selected AIR S+T+ARTS residencies. Next to that, we are the sponsor of the Symbody project, with close collaboration with artist Natan Sinigaglia, PiNA and HEKAlab in Slovenia and SONY CSL in Rome. In the second week of January 2024, we will have our joint kick-off in Rome to go through the experiment plans of all projects linked to Sony CSL Rome and define our shared goals and ambitions.

About AIR

AIR is a project that harnesses the power of art, science, and technology to address the pressing challenges facing our society. It encapsulates the shared essence and concerns of all Europeans and everything on our planet – the air we breathe. The project has launched a new S+T+ARTS residencies programme focused on two main themes: Resilient interspecies urban ecosystems and Human AI Ecosystems, presenting a unique opportunity for artists to collaborate at the intersection of art, science, and technology. AIR is supporting and hosting 10 artists throught residencies between December 2023 and September 2024, distributing a total amount of 400.000 eur. AIR Residencies aim to have a lasting impact on the artistic community, as well as the broader public.

This project is funded by the European Union from call CNECT/2022/3482066 – Art and the digital: Unleashing creativity for European industry, regions, and society under grant agreement LC-01984767