The resilience artistic residence offers immersion to artistic research and experimentations directed to artists and curators interested in developing their work in a rural environment and in Conservation Units. On the one hand, it ́s goal is to promote a territorial experience that differs from urban life for artistic creation and experimentation, and on the other hand, to create narratives for the present rural/environmental universe through Contemporary Art.
The Resilience: Artist Residency will take place outside science labs and art workshops, in the Atlantic Forest domain, in the Environmental Protection Area of Serrinha do Alambari and on the Itatiaia National Park’s plateau, located at 2,791 meters of altitude.
The residency offers a favorable atmosphere for knowledge exchange between artists and scientists. Although they belong to different universes, using different languages and approaches, they both present creative processes and deal with the resolution of different problems. That said, artists and scientists can greatly benefit from a mutual sharing of experiences and perspectives, especially if they have the opportunity to share the same place for doing research and work. In this sense, by establishing connections between different knowledge and promoting dialogue between multiple actors, Resilience: Artistic Residency aims to promote closer bonds and a richer dialogue between science, art and society.
In this context, Swissnex in Brazil was invited to participate in the efforts to bring artists and scientists closer. Jill Scott, Professor Emerita at the University of the Arts of Zurich, and Silvie Cuperus, Head of Life Science Zurich will participate in two discussions. The first one will be with the participants only on 1 September and the second will be open to the public. They will bring their extensive experience in the relation between arts and science, and discussion the importance of communication with the general public. Scientists and artists could benefit from each other’s experiences in communicating and disseminating their work.
The event will be held in English and Portuguese, with simultaneous translation between the two languages.
Silvie Cuperus, PhDHead of Life Sciences Zurich
Since 2017 she is head of Life Science Zurich (LSZ), a joint platform of the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich. LSZ contributes to the appreciation and understanding of life sciences and advocates for a dialogue between science and society. They support life science researchers in science communication and outreach activities. The Learning Center provides unique educational opportunities for schoolchildren and teachers and is a valuable point of exchange between research and education. The Life Science Graduate School aims to offer one of the best doctoral schools worldwide in life sciences and prepares young researchers to develop into tomorrow's leaders in research, industry and society.
Silvie has a background in science and engineering and broad experience in science communication, management of networks, project and program management as well as in mentoring and support of young scientists. She is also member of the advisory board of reatch – research and technology in Switzerland and of the advisory council of the Swiss Young Academy
Prof Dr. Jill ScottProfessor Emerita, University of the Arts in Zurich
Jill Scott is Professor Emerita from the University of the Arts in Zurich, Switzerland and began the Artists-in-Labs Program there as well as Z-node: a PhD Graduate Program on on the topic of Art and Science. She is an artist, teacher and context provider with 40 years of experience in the trans-disciplinary fields of art, science and technology interactions. Her research spans neuroscience, electronics, ecology, sociology, sculpture, performative installation and media art. Her interactive media work is focused on the human body, the social and physical impact of bio-technology on our bodies and the health of our environment. It been featured in many international exhibition and festivals and currently directs Laserzurich: a platform for public art and science discussions.
Carla Almeida is a journalist specialized in sciences, with a Master’s and PhD degree in scientific divulgation. She is a member of the Center for Scientific Dissemination Studies at the Life Museum (Museu da Vida/Fiocruz), where she conducts research on the public perception of science; science, media and society; and science and theater. She integrates the Group for Learning in Science and Theater (GACT) and the LAB Science and Dance. She teaches in the Specialization Course in Science Popularization and Dissemination and in the Academic Master Course in Science, Technology and Health Dissemination, both at Casa de Oswaldo Cruz/Fiocruz. She has worked at the Jornal da Ciência/SBPC, at the Wellcome Collection/London, at the Ciência Hoje Institute and at the Science and Life Museum/Cecierj Foundation.