FLUX LABORATORY ATHENS
curation, Art & Science Projects
Founded in 2003, Flux Laboratory is an experimentation laboratory originally based in Geneva, working closely with Fluxum Foundation. Flux Laboratory produces transdisciplinary artistic projects and experiments with new creative and collaborative processes. Flux Laboratory encourages synergies and since 2016, it supports and produces cultural projects in Athens under the auspices of the Embassy of Switzerland in Greece. As a hub dedicated to the development of projects related to body and movement, Flux Laboratory Athens develops and fosters artistic, social and entrepreneurial initiatives.
Since 2022 we have been curating projects produced by Flux Laboratory Athens that bring together art with science through unexpected collaborations. Projects / concepts produced thus far:
Art & Science Micro Forum (I & II)
Experiment A residency
Dance Science pilot research (ongoing)
Artists, scientists, organizations, theorists we've worked with so far: Die Wolke Art Group, Kyriaki Nasioula (Gesamtatelier), Maria Karoglou (National Polytenchnic University of Athens), Nadja Argiropoulou, One Continuous Lab, Christiana Kazakou, Zoi Efstathiou, AKTINA dance school, Gingercreepers Theatre Band, James Bridle, Quo Vadis Dance, Akoo-o Collective, National Observatory of Athens, BIOS exploring Urban Culture.
All projects produced with the support of Athina Delyannis & Christina Dilari at Flux Laboratory Athens.
Art & Science Micro Forum I
Sinus_Documentary, Kyriaki Nasioula & Maria Karoglou
developed through the Experiment A residency
Art & Science Micro Forum II
MATHS MEETS ARTS, University of Leicester
Minimal Surfaces: Artists' views, choreography
Maths Meets Arts tiger team
Maths Meets Arts began as a research project by Dr. Katrin Leschke, exploring artists' approaches on mathematics research, specifically on minimal surface theory. This led to a broader desire for a space that allows a cross-disciplinary approach bringing together mathematicians and artists. Thus the Maths Meets Arts Tiger Team was created, an ongoing collaboration for both educational and artistic outcomes through the conversation of disciplines.
'f: Countless Deformations'
This interactive dance performance was created through the collaboration with Dr.Katrin Leschke and her research on minimal surface theory. f:Countless Deformations proposes an open dialogue between the languages of algebra, dance, sound and motion sensing while looking for physical manifestations of mathematical processes behind minimal surface creation. One dancer, one musician and one digital artist co-exist in a space where members of the audience are able to shape the choreography by choosing mathematical propositions which performers use as improvisation formulas. The choreography, sound and light are thus put together as pieces of a puzzle with audience members experiencing the process of composition while having the time to explore key mathematical ideas concepts. The work seeks to re- think & re-imagine the body as brain and bring to life the workbook of a mathematician.
Check out the f: Countless Deformations archives
& learn more about the maths behind the project
More about Minimal Surfaces Artists' Views
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