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Is this how artists want to 'advance' science?

These days Artists want to 'advance' science with art. I have seen several statements in this regard  from artists and their work proposals and sometimes even results too. Now judge for yourself what route they are taking and how much they are able to succeed.
I want to give here one story.
An artist says:
"What I do, is in the meeting and colaboration with the scientist, lay down a painting on the table and ask questions to the scientist about his research project. In the painting he points a place which visualize this moment of research. My thing to do is using the balloon of art of finding the right place of information. This is the most difficult moment, because I have seen, that you need to know what art is, in the widest formula. It is difficult to find the right point in the big balloon and to connect with the science subject. This is the most important point to advance. It takes sometimes more sessions, sometimes the click is directly.
At this moment I am, for example, working on a big project with cardiology and genetics. In one way, art brings to this research new thinkings to the thesis, but art also visualises the development. By taking the research results out of the numbers and putting them in images, I give the scientist the change to look at his problem in a way he never thought about. In this case you create a more human science, a more out-of-the-box thinking. In the deep deep detail research of the recent science, scientists need a way of coming out of there science-hole. They need a visualisation of what they are doing. Western science forgot the human part for so many years.

As an artist I don't pretent that I have the knowlegde of a scientist, but a scientist is much more than knowlegde! It is passioned person, hard working talent! And this side of the scientist has been reduced to a very low point now. There is now money, no time enough to balance out between the knowlegde and passion.
What I do as an artist is to increase passion and out-of-the-box thinking. And yes, this seems not important, but it is a way to successful scientific practice.

At the end of the colaboration between artist and scientist, there is an exhibition, where both are showing the process, but more important there will be a visualisation of the synergy between art and science.
On my website www.zenderdna.nl and www.claudiavolders.nl you can read some more."

The aim of this work :

  • Realise an assembly between art and science creating synergy (1+1=3)
  • Put scientists on a new track, thinking out of the box, so new points of view will emerge.
  • Let a scientist look at a scientific process in a new way, and placing the scientist in another way of vision very consciously.
  • Search for a new way to make the passion of the scientist clear in a visual way together with the scientist in question.
  • Work with a method with which visual elements of a painting (a work of art) are combined with elements from scientific area's, to get to deeper perceptions.

Well, good intentions. Now want to see this 'bringing scientists out of their science-holes' and see the world differently experiment, methods and results?
  First watch this "result" video of the artist:

Now I asked some animal science (zoology) students here to read the aims and watch the video. And after watching the video, I asked them to express their opinions. Science students here get art training from class one.  So there is no need to tell them how to go about 'understanding art'.

And to my surprise, the students told me - the three dimensional heart beat made by the technologies in the scientific field gives a better idea of how the heart works than the art work itself! According to them the abstract heart beat created by the artist is vague and doesn't communicate science properly leave alone looking at the heart beat  in a new and different way.  Not one student told me "Creating a new perception" with this art work did happen. And after repeated requests from me, the students tried again and again but with no change in the results. I am really disappointed.

Now, readers, you can come to your own conclusions! And if you find anything 'new', please let me know. I will inform the artist.

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Comment by Liviu Iliescu on August 8, 2013 at 7:36am

I think that may produce important developments in fine art,

educating new skills in visual sense.

I presented this problem by many descriptions and I gave numerous examples of application.

My proposals can highlight efficiency by learning techniques they describe (free).

Unfortunately I could not convince anyone to learn step by step these techniques.

 

I believe that students of fine art, with youth and their valences open to new horizons, could mediate this uptake,

for taking techniques by professional artists

There are many details which I will forward   colloquial to students.

The methodology involves questions and answers might derive original contributions from students.

 

Acting for learning that I propose should be conducted in the ART LAB Science

which offers the advantage of listing authors who have produced technical contributions.

 

  I believe that research stage result consulting topics Google

    using keywords that contain the words fine art visual sense

 

  As follows:

 

fine art visual sense

 

fine art visual sense images

 

science fie art visual sense

 

 fine art visual sense binocular rivalry

 

fie art visual sense color fusion

 

color visual sense  fine art

 

 fine art sense stereoscopy

 

fine art sense

 

Obtain an extensive documentation relative to the theme proposed by me

  Some of my works are selected by Google, in the first page.

It can develop research in fine art by professional artists.

 

Invention of the telescope made ​​it possible to discover Jupiter's moons!

 

How would it look Dioptical-bioptical images by talented artists?

 

It may otherwise by other techniques, foster new skills in visual sense to

admire human performance in fine art?

 

  I think the development of the Sci-Art can be organized methods

to stimulate ideas within a topic.

 

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on August 7, 2013 at 6:39am

1. Demand of the scientist:
How can I make my research results accessible for a broader audience?
I want to help humanity through my research, to start in-depth changes. How can I create space for my target group to make them more 'open' to new insights? And how do I teach my target group to think 'out-of-the-box'? Which question can I ask, apart from my routine questioning, to find inspiration instead of an answer? (Within this question is hidden: 1. Having a choice. 2. Respect for your own field of expertise. 3. Articulating emotion within this field of expertise. 4. Following the process.)

2a. The continuation of this demand:
offering different choices: this is created by art coaching.

2b. The result of art coaching offers the scientist:
• Finding inspiration
• The audio-visual forming of passion
• Giving an overview of the working method
• Offering a new way of communication
• Daring to take innovative step in this new time
• Finding connections with other fields of expertise

3. The continuation hereof:
giving a concrete direction, which may or may not be within our reach. A team of diverse qualities is an addition here. Think of designing an art project that takes audio-visual forms that represent the research results.
http://www.claudiavolders.nl/index.php/en/art-coaching/for-scientists

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on July 8, 2013 at 7:49am
Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on May 22, 2013 at 8:46am

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Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on May 8, 2013 at 5:22am

After reading this blog of mine, an artist sent me the link to this video:

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on May 1, 2013 at 5:55am

It's just that there seems to be an obsession with trying to prove that art advances science and that scientists are divorced from the world and don't have imagination.

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on May 1, 2013 at 5:49am

Because scientists are working mostly on such a small area, the research is so complicated, the team of scientists are so specialized, these days scientists need a way of connection, they are loosing the communication with society. Artists are the right persons to connect between science and society. Without this connection, scientists can not work, it will break them down as scientist, but also as person.

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