The heart of our project is the residency program, in which we invited five artists to enter into a dialogue with scientists and with one another and to create artistic works.
Studied first at the Lyon State School of Fine Arts and is currently studying for a master's degree at the Hamburg University of Fine Arts. Maxime Chabal deals with the vulnerability of bodies and the plasticity of identity. His works developed during the residency are sculptural and cinematic. He collaborated with the Department of Clinical Psychology at the University of Jena and the Hans Knöll Institute.
First studied fine arts and architecture in St. Petersburg and art studies in Moscow before switching to the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts to study art and digital media. Kristian Cyan considered the areas of tension between science, technology and political decision-making and questions what ethical standards apply in the three intertwined fields. In the exhibition, she presented a video essay and sculptures. She collaborated with researchers from the Center for Research on Right-Wing Extremism (KomRex).
Has studied fine arts, fashion design and dance, spending time in Berlin and London. She also studied psychology in Trier and completed a research internship on biological psychology. In Jena, Monika Dorniak will combine all her disciplines. She has collaborated with the Department of Clinical Psychology, the German Optical Museum (D.O.M.) and the IMPULS research network between the University Hospital and the Fritz Lipmann Institute. Her sculptural works foreground the agency of non-human actors. In her developed performance the artist deals with alienation and intergenerational trauma.
A native of South Korea, she studied arts and crafts and contemporary art at Konkuk University Seoul. In her artistic work, she deals intensively with the theme of spatial experience, foregrounding technological developments of the 21st century such as virtual reality. Nahye Gu observed how disease-causing bacteria learn from their human host with researchers* at the Hans Knöll Institute. The studies use high-resolution microscopy and computer-assisted image analysis. The artist isolated a part of the research process, used it as a source of inspiration and translated it poetically and humorously into installations with ceramic elements.
Studied liberal arts, mathematics and teaching in Weimar and Jena with a stay abroad in Portugal. In her mostly sculptural works made of steel and textiles she tries to create contradictions and irritations and often humorously questions the obsession with functioning and optimizing. Lisa Hopf, who collaborated with the Department of Biological Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Jena and the Leibniz-IPHT during the residency, explores in her works how human perceptual processes and the brain function. At the same time, her artworks are a commentary on late capitalist forms of labor in the service sector.