- 27 March:
STRP Festival: Presentation by Holst Centre and Baltan Laboratories
Holst Centre and Baltan Laboratories are working together as part of a research collaboration that connects artists with the latest technology research in the field of wireless sensors and flexible electronics. This collaboration is based on a desire to investigate the ways and potential of collaboration between industrial and art labs in order to support artistic and scientific research. In partnership with STRP Festival, we are also looking at ways to stimulate critical reflection on, and new ways of presentation of, the knowledge and work created through this process.
On November 26th, Koen Snoeckx (communication manager, Holst Centre) and Angela Plohman (director, Baltan Laboratories) will discuss the framework of this collaboration at the STRP Festival. We will also present some results from the first artistic project in the framework of this collaboration by artist Sonia Cillari, which is an investigation into heart rhythm coherency. Sonia and hardware developer Stock have been researching the idea that emotions we experience directly affect our heart rhythm pattern and this, in turn, tells us much about what we are feeling. As part of their research they have been working with ECG necklaces developed at Holst Centre. This is a collaboration with Optofonica Laboratory for Immersive ArtScience in Amsterdam.
Date: November 26, 2011
Location: STRP Expo Cubicle, Klokgebouw, Eindhoven
Holst Centre is an independent open-innovation R&D centre that develops generic technologies for Wireless Autonomous Sensor Technologies and Flexible Electronics. A key feature of Holst Centre is its partnership model with industry and academia based around shared roadmaps and programs. It is this kind of cross-fertilization that enables Holst Centre to tune its scientific strategy to industrial needs. Holst Centre was set up in 2005 by imec (Flanders, Belgium) and TNO (The Netherlands) with support from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Government of Flanders. It is named after Gilles Holst, a Dutch pioneer in Research and Development and first director of Philips Research. Located on High Tech Campus Eindhoven, Holst Centre benefits from the state-of-the-art on-site facilities. Holst Centre has over 150 employees from around 25 nationalities and a commitment from close to 30 industrial partners.
Baltan Laboratories initiates, mediates and shares innovative research and development at the intersection of art, design and technological culture. Baltan sees the laboratory as a way of working. It is both a network and a methodology for creating and sharing new concepts, tools and knowledge. Baltan is a flexible, collaborative platform for future thinking that places art and design research at the core of its activities.
Sonia CIllari is an Italian media artist and architect who lives and works in Amsterdam (NL). Her work involves the creation of sensorial and perceptual mechanisms in immersive and augmented environments. Her artistic investigation examines how patterns of consciousness, perception and identity emerge in such settings. Over the last years she has been specifically interested in a field of research concerning the Body as Interface. She has been artist in residence at Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Netherlands Media Art Institute/NIMK, STEIM: Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music, M4gastatelier (Amsterdam, NL), V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media (Rotterdam, NL), [ars]numerica (Montbeliard, FR) and Claudio Buziol Foundation (Venice, IT). Her interactive installations, which are at the intersection of architecture and performance art, have been exhibited and presented internationally. She received the ‘First Prize’ at VIDA 13.0: Art & Artificial Life International Competition (Madrid, SP 2010), ‘Art Division Excellence Prize’ at 11th Japan Media Arts Festival (Tokyo, JP 2007), ‘Honorary Mention’ at Prix Ars Electronica, Interactive Art (Linz, AT 2011 and 2007) and VIDA 9.0 (Madrid, SP 2006). She is part of the core group of Optofonica Laboratory for Immersive ArtScience (Amsterdam).