The Goethe-Institut, in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin and various other partners, has announced the launch of Studio Quantum, an artist residency and program dedicated to exploring the future impact of quantum technologies. This initiative aims to bridge the gap between art and science, fostering a dynamic dialogue at the intersection of quantum technologies and the arts.
Studio Quantum will feature four two-month pilot residencies, with two of them taking place in Dublin. The artists participating in the pilot phase were nominated by experts from Dublin, San Francisco, Lagos, and Berlin, and were selected by an international jury. Among the successful applicants is Berlin-based kennedy+swan, a collaborative effort between artists Bianca Kennedy and Swan Collective. Their work centers on the future of evolution and its effects on plants, animals, and humans. During their residency in Dublin, they plan to develop a virtual reality experience that delves into the realms of artificial intelligence, quantum technologies, and healthcare.
Other participants include Ìfẹ́olúwa Ọ̀ṣúnkọ́yà, a creative technologist and extended reality developer from Nigeria; Edy Fung, an Irish-Swedish artist, curator, and music composer; and Amy Karle, a contemporary artist and futurist from the United States.
Studio Quantum expands on the success of the Goethe-Institut’s Living in a Quantum State initiative, which sparked conversations about the future impact of quantum technologies through events in Dublin, Berlin, London, and Beijing. With Studio Quantum, the aim is to further connect artists and audiences within their global network. This multidisciplinary program serves as a bridge, connecting artists with technology, culture, science, and education partners. By doing so, it facilitates an open and dynamic dialogue that explores the possibilities and implications of quantum technologies.
Dr. Linda Doyle, the Provost of Trinity College Dublin and a member of the jury responsible for selecting the artists for the Studio Quantum residencies, highlighted the importance of artists in exploring powerful technologies like quantum and AI. Artists bring a human-centric perspective to these technologies, interrogating them rather than simply mediating them.
Studio Quantum presents a unique opportunity for artists to engage with quantum technologies, pushing the boundaries of creativity and innovation. By bringing together artists and experts from various fields, the program promises to yield exciting new perspectives and insights into the potential future of quantum technologies.
Q: What is Studio Quantum?
A: Studio Quantum is an artist residency and program that explores the future impact of quantum technologies.
Q: Who are the partners involved in Studio Quantum?
A: The Goethe-Institut collaborates with Trinity College Dublin, Connect, Trinity Quantum Alliance, Project Arts Centre, and The Douglas Hyde Gallery for Studio Quantum.
Q: Who are some of the participating artists in Studio Quantum?
A: Participating artists include kennedy+swan, Ìfẹ́olúwa Ọ̀ṣúnkọ́yà, Edy Fung, and Amy Karle.
Q: What is the aim of Studio Quantum?
A: Studio Quantum aims to bridge the gap between art and science, fostering a dynamic dialogue at the intersection of quantum technologies and the arts.
Q: How does Studio Quantum expand on the Living in a Quantum State initiative?
A: Studio Quantum expands on the Living in a Quantum State initiative by further connecting artists and audiences within the Goethe-Institut’s global network.