Project

Aims

To establish novel materials as the starting point of the creative process in the artistic practice. The greatest potential in this endeavor is provided by active and transitive materials designed by scientists and engineers to change their shape (shape-changing materials) or their optic-acoustic properties (metamaterials).

To integrate the results of scientific and engineering research on materials into a framework of artistic experimentation in the context of sculptural audiovisual art.

To lay the theoretical foundations that will allow the exploitation of this research context in an explorative artistic practice.

To make practical and effective use of these investigations by means of creating a series of artistic prototypes.

To enhance the possible autonomy of the materials used in the experiments.

To reveal and explore the intrinsic narratives of material transformations.

To introduce the political and philosophical dimensions implicit in the practice of material manipulation into our artistic discourse