"Four months ago, when we started this residency, I did not know what to expect. [My partner] and I had similar scientific upbringings. Where we differed was in art. I do music, [she] does dance. We both have a passion for integrating our arts and science and pairing up with [my partner] has allowed us to look at our crafts, both science and art, in new ways. The residency has been a great experience that has allowed me to think differently about my science, how I communicate it science, and my interests in data sonification."
"...in the beginning, I was skeptical of a process that would manifest itself online, especially in regard to making something or coming up with a final project. I have found this process to very useful and the gaps that are created due to lack of face-to-face meetings have spurred some of the more interesting jumping off points for our process and project. I have enjoyed this so much that I am trying to figure out ways that distance collaborations via online could happen again within my own art practice. This has been one of the more fun collaborative processes I have been a part of and it has informed my art practice a great deal..."
"[My partner] and I have had an incredible partnership - it's felt easy, dynamic and insightful. So I’d say that’s our primary accomplishment!"
"I'm so glad I had the chance to interact with [my partner] over these 4 months; hard to believe the formal residency period is already over! But I fully expect that we'll continue working together. The weekly blog turned out to be a great way to brainstorm and test some things out, but I think actually moving into the next phase may end up being helpful as well, to bring our ideas to fruition and produce something very cool..."
"As this project started, I was mainly in the mode of 'finding cool ways to explain cool science', rather than thinking deeply of a meaningful dialogue between artistic and scientific ways of seeing the world...I think the biggest way in which the SciArt residency has helped me to broaden my point of view is in this way -- pondering how people might connect to scientific art, and how it can have profound meaning beyond simply illustrating a clinical scientific principle."
"It was quite refreshing and interesting for me to work with an artist and a talented director on this project. Collaborating with an artist is a bit different than working on a strictly scientific project because the guidelines and the framework are different and less restrictive."
Click on each group's photo to read their weekly residency blogs: