UNDERSTANDING – ART & RESEARCH, 2019/2021
The University of Applied Arts Vienna presents exemplary approaches to its artistic research under the title UNDERSTANDING – ART & RESEARCH, it is about understanding as the very creative impulse. Through examples from research and teaching, science and art the transformation of society can be viewed, examined, sensed, discussed and experienced.
An exhibition of the University of Applied Arts Vienna
Ernst Logar – REFLECTING OIL : ARTS-BASED RESEARCH ON OIL TRANSITIONINGS
The project “Reflecting Oil” offers innovative multi-perspective reflection about crude oil, one of the most important fossil fuels characterising modern life. The project is grounded on the hypothesis that fresh perspectives to rethink this omnipresent yet often elusive liquid – in its material dimension as a chemical mixture, its real-world dimension as a geopolitical cause of conflict and pollution and its symbolic sociocultural dimension as a frontier myth-like object of desire – can be illuminated through the use of arts-based research methods and thus help to inform the transition to clean energy in an original way.
The project embarks on a series of artistic experiments involving crude oil which are to be carried out in the laboratories of Montanuniversität Leoben’s Department of Petroleum Engineering with the support of its scientists and an interdisciplinary team of experts from the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Universities of Alberta and Waterloo, the other cooperating academic institutions.
Team: Ernst Logar, Holger Ott, Alejandra Rodríguez-Remedi, , Benjamin Steininger, Roman Kirschner, Michaela Geboltsberger, Monika Vykoukal, Herwig Steiner, Imre Szeman, Sheena Wilson, Amanda Boetzkes, Heather Davis
This project is funded by the PEEK Programme of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
Exhibition | MAK Wien | Tokyo University of the Arts