Fusion:AIR | 2021

Convertible Structures

Fostering once more the bond between art & science, Fusion:AIR 2021 edition creates the common space and tools for the interaction and collaboration of 4 artists and 4 scientific research teams. Gathered under the curatorial theme Convertible Structures, their processes and projects will unfold physically into art installations and objects. Concept and/or techniques coming straight from the scientific laboratories blend /fuse with artistic experiments and become visible in new and fruitful ways. Challenges and questions posed by such collaborative work may bring clearance into today’s society problems, the social impact of technology and the importance of ethics and ecology.

Convertible Structures is the concept proposed by the curator, Olivia Niţiş. It develops a common thread that integrates the practices of the 4 artist -scientist pairs. It looks at how they instrumentalize materials and scientific technologies for a convertible, transformative purpose. Both artists and scientists convert information into meaning, convert ideas into real objects. The way they do it is usually seen as being different, following different paths and usually yielding different results. But they both invent the world. So Convertible Structures follows their steps on these routes, marking their intersections, it shows and stages the results of conversion of scientific material into art and vice versa.


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Cultural project co-funded by The Administration of the National Cultural Fund (AFCN). The project does not necessarily represent the position of The Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the manner in which the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the funding recipient.

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