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Sony Computer Science Laboratories Rome enter the heart of the S+T+ARTS project: the artist residencies are underway

Sony Computer Science Laboratories (Sony CSL) is preparing to launch one of the very first activities carried out at its new laboratory in Rome: these are the artist residencies promoted as part of the European project S+T+ARTS | Repairing the Present and managed in collaboration with MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts.

The winning artists are Susi Gutsche and Olga Kisseleva with Liu Bauer.

S+T+ARTS is an initiative of the European Commission that promotes the comparison and dialogue between Science, Technology and Art, with the aim of bringing the perspective of artists within the processes of innovation and technological development and stimulating them to provide solutions to the most current challenges of contemporary society.

To date, S+T+ARTS has hosted over 125 residencies across Europe, each in harmony with the EU Green Deal and focused on the creation of the New European Bauhaus, towards greater public awareness of global and pan-European challenges.

In addition to Sony CSL Rome and MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts, other important European institutions operating in the cultural, artistic, technological and research fields are partners of S+T+ARTS Repairing the Present: Art Hub Copenhagen, CYENS, MEET, CCCB, In4Art, STATE, Onassis Stegi, Kerniskova, Snowball & Gluon, Ars Electronica. For a total of 21 thematic residencies distributed in 12 European countries.

The artists awarded with the residencies will be able  to realize their projects by benefitting from financial support during the period of residence as well as  access to a network of local structures and relationships, developed with a multidisciplinary approach, that support the development of their artistic prototypes. Specifically, the winning artists of the residencies promoted by Sony CSL Rome and MAXXI will develop two projects on big data and urban sustainability.

Susi Gutsche will develop her project “Trace your Waste: Urban Garbage Mobility”, which proposes new sustainable scenarios for post-pandemic cities, linked to the themes of Big Data and waste traceability. The duo composed of Olga Kisseleva and Liu Bauer will realize the projects “Cities Live Like Trees”, an invitation to reflect on innovative perspectives to improve the quality of life in cities, focusing on a deeper interaction between citizens and the nature present within urban centers.

The final results of the residencies will be exhibited in three exhibitions scheduled in the autumn of 2022 at the MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts, at the ZKM – Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe and at the MEET Digital Culture Center in Milan, and during the hybrid conference S+T+ARTS Day at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz in the autumn of this year.

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