Greg Beller – Let’s create some more spaces at the intersection of art and science

Greg Beller – Let’s create some more spaces at the intersection of art and science


I’m Greg Beller. I’m working here at IRCAM for the Forum which is a community website for disseminating software from the research. And I’m also coordinating the residency package
under the STARTS Residences umbrella. So why should we support these art-science residencies? I’m an artist. I’m also a scientist and I believe that all my researches are actually cross-disciplinary and that there are boundaries in the academic world, in the art world that are not offering a place for me actually. So for me, if I do this and if I took some responsibilities in the institution to organize these residencies for others, it’s because of a need, of a personal need and a deep expectation of the future. Because I think, we have to go into a phase where we are post-encyclopedic, meaning it’s good to categorize our sectors, but what we see is that the most interesting things happen in-between. So let’s give a little bit of place for these in-between so that people like me can really continue their research without regarding
results stating that they are scientists or artists. Finally, I have to say that because art-science needs special output, special events, special dissemination tracks, we also have to think about new forms of exhibition. For instance, during the STARTS Residencies’ days,
we had people showing their artworks, artists and scientists were there and this is
crucial I think because all is about the process, all is about human relationships and, sometimes
a little anecdote from the residency might be way more interesting than the final product
which can be an artwork or a scientific publication.

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