Art and Science I


Dr. Robert Bolla

Tin Duck Studio and Consulting
Babler Forest Rd
Wildwood MO

"Art does not separate from science nor does science from nature where artistic beauty is found. This presentation takes a look at the beauty of nature as seen in the form and function of animals from the large animals of Africa to birds from around the world.  There is a brief look at the battle for survival and rebirth.  I close the presentation by looking at the beauty of nature as seen in the sun rise and sunset and in the landscape around us.  The presentation includes photos with post productions looks of different techniques along with those unaltered."  

Art and Science II

Joanna Hoffmann-Dietrich
University of Fine Arts, Poznań, Poland

“A Breath for Leonardo” 

Joanna Hoffmann together with Piotr Słomczewski & Andre Bartetzki (EPILAB TEAM) present an interactive artwork “A Breath for Leonardo”

 7th EUROBIOTECH Congress in Cracow takes place in the fifth centenary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. The great Renaissance master became a symbol of human creativity and interdisciplinary knowledge, bridging artistic practice with ‘scientific’ exploration of nature. “A Breath for Leonardo” is designed to pay homage to this great genius at the threshold of the digital age of New Renaissance. In the universe of interacting data, no data can be ‘lost’ nor considered as ‘vanished’. Even Leonardo da Vinci’s data are present, here and now, making us able to imagine him 500 years after his death and further.

“A Breath for Leonardo”: is an interactive installation, in which Leonardo’s famous drawing of Vetruvian Man is transformed into a dynamic multidimensional geometry of the fundamental molecule of life, the RNA molecule. Using your breath, you can transform molecular states and move through various paths of the poetic labyrinth of shifting identities.

Be careful though you may interact with Leonardo’s data ! existing as dispersed data in your environment, in your body and/or in your breath going in or out. By breathing you can inject your Leonardo’s data into the system influencing your path of the elusive labyrinth of shifting identities…

The artwork is realised with the support of Prof. Janusz Bujnicki’s Genesilico Lab, at the International Centre for Molecular and Cell Biology Warsaw, Art & Science Node Berlin, University of Arts in Poznan and the Institute of Biochemistry Polish Academy of Sciences, in the frame of a larger interdisciplinary project EpiMimsis EpiZone V: Shifting Identities.      more:

Dr hab. Joanna Hoffmann is Professor of the University of Arts in Poznan, and leader of the Studio for Transdisciplinary Projects & Research AE/UAP. She is also Chair of the Art & Science Node in Berlin and co-founder of the Club for Science & Art in Poznan, and leader of EpiLab Team. As an artist she has participated in prestigious festivals and events around the world:  at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Warsaw, Dana Centre/Science Museum in London, European Patent Office in Berlin, Transmediale Festival for Digital Culture in Berlin, WRO Media Art Biennale in Wroclaw, MUSE New York, ISEA International Symposium on Electronic Arts in Singapore/Sydney/Istanbul; Mutamorphosis in Prague. Aside from participating in numerous international conferences as invited speaker, she has been an artist and scholar in residence at renowned institutions, including Eilslabs/DKFZ /Heidelberg University, the KW Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg, the CEMA/Srishti College & NCBS National Centre of Biological Science, Bangalore; KHOJ & ICGEB International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi.

She has been awarded three times the artistic stipend of the Polish Minister of Culture, She is also the winner the 1st prize in the Polish contest organized by Europlanet and Polish Academy of Sciences in 2007. As an artist, she contributed to the IGEM Heidelberg  research project “Philosophers’ Stone”, awarded Grand Prix IGEM in 2013. Last but not least, in 2018 she won, as partner of the CHIC project consortium, the EU-Grant for 5 years Horizon 2020 program (Research & Innovation) with the particular task of developing an innovative communication strategy by Art & Science. 

Piotr Słomczewski, artist, assistant at the Studio for Transdisciplinary Projects and Research, Faculty of Art Education and Curatorial Studies, UAP,  PhD candidate at the Faculty of Multimedia, at the  University of Arts in Poznan, As an artist, he works with various media: sculpture, drawing, painting, sound art, video, multimedia environment, bio-art, performances, creating site-s[ecific interactive installations. He was a founder ofand member of the Active Culture Association in Łódź,  and in 2016, Piotr Słomczewski began to cooperate as an artist and curator at the Slot Art Festival in Lubiąż. Piotr designs and runs also artistic and educational workshops i.a. by the Night of Biologists, Night of Scientists, World Plant Day in cooperation with the Faculty of Biology of Adam Mickiewicz University.As an artist he co-authored the workshop: The best biology lesson EVER! At Tour Salon (Poznań International Fair) 2019.

Andre Bartetzki is a German composer, sound designer and sound engineer, living in Berlin. Author of the renowned software CMask for algorithmic composition. Collaborated with many ensembles and composers of new music around the world. Presented his own compositions at many international festivals including BIMESP São Paulo, SICMF Seoul, SuperCollider Symposium Birmingham/Berlin/London. Andre Bartetzki studied sound engineering at the Musikhochschule “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin. He founded and headed the Studio for Electroacoustic Music there until 2002. From 1999 to 2004 Andre also taught at the media faculty of the Bauhaus University in Weimar and at the Musikhochschule. In 2009, Andre became the director of the Electronic Studio at the Technische Universität Berlin with Volker Straebel.In 2004 he received a commission for European Bell festival by the ZKM Karlsruhe. Between 1997and 2004 he was a member of the board of gemrna Association for Electroacoustic Music (DEGEM),