Discovering the interplay between art and science
As part of the Regional Biennial of Arts and Sciences “Networks! Wherever Weaving ”, a festive day was organized on Saturday May 29 at the Jardin de l’Arquebuse for young and old.
“Networks! Events are taking place wherever it is woven ”until July 7, technical explanations mingling with current scientific research in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté.
On the program: a dance show, an interactive program, an artistic performance, a concert, meetings with researchers from the University of Burgundy, workshops and games for children and adults (Find the program).
“The university is part of the city.”
In the afternoon of Saturday, May 29, 2021, the workshops were accessible by registration even if there were only a few places available, which allowed for on-site registration.
Among the spectators and escorts registered abroad, a hundred people participated. The artistic dimension was sensitive during this festive day but always had a scientific background.
“The original idea was to have artistic and scientific works at the Jardin des Sciences to meet another audience. We have people who cross the park who do not dare to go to the campus, and who do not dare to come to meet researchers or artists in Athens ”, explains Marie-Laure Bodiment Serouge Director of the University Cultural Center of Burgundy.
“The university is part of the city, we want to meet everyone,” she says. Thus, this work outside the walls makes it possible to reach an audience different from the other events of the Biennale.
Network concept awareness workshops
Chacha Boudin’s creative workshops are inspired by nature and science. The first workshop raises awareness of the concept of molecules using plasticine balls and beads. “The pearls or balls are the corn that we are going to connect using a stick or a chain of caterpillar to make a molecular sculpture”, explains Dijon, plastic artist.
A second workshop based on the poster by biologist Ernst Eckel to create a “wall of motifs” with a grid of photos. The art of the earth inspires the third participatory weaving workshop from plants and objects collected in the garden.
In a young orange, a “Bouge!” Baptiste Chatel, research musician, and Fabrice Blaise, director of Athéna, proposed an interaction between man and machine. The differences in movement are analyzed to adjust the music and light emitted by technical support.
“There is always an interaction between art and science.”
Contemporary dancer Margarita Bergamo of Voice and Omnipresenz’s “Virtual Reality Incarnate” packed a virtual reality headset. The participant sees images – projected onto a screen for spectators around them – and sometimes the dancer interacts through physical contact with the person.
“There has been work on movement with researchers from the CAPS laboratory, and there is always an interaction between art and science,” notes Marie-Laure Bodiment Serouge.
The Biennale will return to the Jardin de l’Arquebuse in the afternoon of June 26 for a big match with the researchers which will also take place on the afternoon of June 27 at Parc de la Colombière.
Jan Christophe Tardefon