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Artist-in-Residence

Depuis 2019, EPFL Pavilions gère un programme d’artistes en résidence initié par le Collège des Humanités de l’EPFL à l’occasion du 50e anniversaire de l’EPFL. Ce programme rapproche d’une manière unique les domaines de l’innovation et de l’industrie. Les artistes sont sélectionnés et associés à un laboratoire pour explorer les interactions créatives entre l’art, l’ingénierie et les sciences humaines.

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Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson

2020-2021

Melissa Dubbin & Aaron S. Davidson have been chosen as the next artists-in-residence at EPFL Pavilions. Dubbin and Davidson are interdisciplinary artists based in Brooklyn, New York and Northern California. Their work has been described as addressing processes of transmission and reception, interference and transference, often seeking to materialise immaterial or ephemeral states of matter (sound, light, air, time).
Developed in the framework of a remote version of the artist-in-residence programme, the installation Delay Lines, (feedback) is a new variation of the work begun in the context of IF THE SNAKE, the Okayama Art Summit 2019, produced for the exhibition: Nature of Robotics. Dubbin & Davidson’s knowledge in the field of soft robotics is enriched by data developed in collaboration with EPFL’s Biorobotics Laboratory, led by Auke Ijspeert. The visualisation explores the relationships between a soft robotic manta ray and a simulated virtual environment. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the artists and scientists had to devise and complete the collaboration remotely.

Nora Al-Badri

2019–2020

Nora Al-Badri was chosen to be the first artist to join this new residency program. She officially began in July 2019 and was hosted by the Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+). Her work will culminate in November 2020 with an exhibition, Babylonian Vision — الرؤية البابلية, a public lecture and a two-day workshop at EPFL Pavilions.

Nora Al-Badri is a multidisciplinary media artist with a German-Iraqi background. She lives and works in Berlin. She graduated in Political Sciences at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main. Since 2009, she collaborates with Jan Nikolai Nelles in some of her works.

Nora Al-Badri’s work has featured in The New York Times, BBC, The Times, Artnet, Wired, Le Monde Afrique, Financial Times and Arte TV, amongst others.

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