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

The Essence12

Jahresausstellung der Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien
Künstlerhaus, Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Wien
Ausstellungsdauer: 27. Juni 2012 bis 15. Juli 2012
Öffnungszeiten: Mo bis Mi, Fr bis So: 10:00 bis 18:00, Do 10:00 bis 21:00.

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.
Künstlerische Leitung "Art & Science": Virgil Widrich
Wissenschaftliche Leitung: Bernd Kräftner
Assistenz: Valerie Deifel, Juliana Herrero

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

Gemeinschaftsarbeit: "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

Dank an Tom Battin (Department of Limnology at the University of Vienna), Gyula Gajdon (Messerli Forschungsinstitut/Kea Lab/Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien), 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.