Art meets...

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia

From artistic residencies to field trips to glaciers, from astronomical observatories to artist’s studios : join our conversations between artists and members of the scientific community and discover how these different fields collaborate and inspire each other.

« Art meets… » is the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia’s first podcast series : seven episodes offer seven different encounters between an artist and a scientist around themes like astronomy, smell research, polar science, environmental science, biohacking and robotics.

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« Art meets… » is the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia’s first podcast series : from artistic residencies to field trips to glaciers, from astronomical observatories to artist’s studios : join our conversations between artists and members of the scientific community and discover how these different fields collaborate and inspire each other.

Sep 22

59 sec

Artist Rohini Devasher and astrophotographer Ajay Talwar, both based in India, discuss the different expeditions they have undertaken together and the challenges of their collaboration in the field.

Oct 6

16 min 11 sec

Artist Isabel Lewis and smell researcher Sissel Tolaas discuss their long-standing collaboration and how they integrate scent into their performances and create unique experiences.

Oct 20

19 min 9 sec

Swiss author Sabine Harbeke and scientist Margit Schwikowski collaborated in the PolARTS programme. They discuss the challenges of working at very high altitudes and transferring the outcome of ice drilling into a play.

Nov 3

15 min 47 sec

Drawing on her experiences during her Artist-in-Labs residency in Zurich, South African artist Miranda Moss talks to Swiss scientist Oliver Jäggi. They explain their passion for mechatronics and how they are both working on the same composition despite being geographically separated.

Nov 17

18 min 9 sec

Indian artist Yashas Shetty and Japanese bioengineer Sachiko Hirosue are mainly interested in critical territories where science intersects with society. They will discuss the Scientist-in-Residency programme as well as bio-design and the Hackteria project.

Dec 1

18 min 55 sec