Poster "Essence12", 2012
"Essence12", group work: "Here and There. Experiences from On-Site Research"
"Essence12", Paola Otero: "Search for Connections", 2012
"Essence12", Moritz Resl: "Excerpt from Polytrauma", 2012

The Essence12

Annual exhibition of the University of Applied Arts Vienna
Künstlerhaus, Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Vienna
Exhibition duration: June 27 to July 15, 2012
Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday, Friday to Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 09:00 p.m.

The title Here and There refers to an on-going research and investigation project of the students of the Art & Science master  programme. At the beginning of the summer semester, the programme entered into a cooperation phase with several scientific institutions in Austria, and students began to perform ethnographic research, in various scientific fields of their choosing. Through means of participatory observation, it was (and is) an attempt to deepen their understandings of research practices and scientific lifestyles.
Here and there also relates to an oscillating emotional and intellectual (and epistemological) moving between world-views, disciplines, practices, rituals, languages and theories. This travelling between art studio and scientific lab, artist and researcher, attempts to give the students the opportunity to track down a matter of concern and to develop a research question, with the potential to be elaborated into a master thesis. The work on display mirrors some of the experiences and reflexions of the participants in these cooperations.
Artistic direction "Art & Science": Virgil Widrich
Scientific direction: Bernd Kräftner
Assistance: Valerie Deifel, Juliana Herrero

Diploma projects "Art & Science"
Ashley Holwell, "Object Concern Facilitator", 2012, Institutional role
Brigitte Zwick, "REM", 2012

Group work: "Here and There. Experiences from On-Site Research"
Michael Bachhofer, Pepa Bugueiro Domingo, Solmaz Farhang, Anna Frida Jónsdóttir, Paola Otero, Václav Pelousek, Konstantinos Politis, Anita Peretti, Moritz Resl, Zhinous Rowshan, Julia Rublow, Sabina Teichert

Thanks to Tom Battin (Department of Limnology at the University of Vienna), Gyula Gajdon (Messerli Research Institute/Kea Lab at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna), Calin Guet (Guet Group at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria), Franz Kainberger (Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the Medical University Vienna), Nestor Kapusta (Department of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy at the Medical University Vienna), Chris Walzer (Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna), and the Department of Building Physics and Building Ecology at the Vienna University of Technology.