01.10.20 – 31.12.20
The academy welcomes visual artist Antye Guenther for a three month programme during which she will work on her practice-based PhD, selected by the Maastricht Experimental Research In and Through the Arts Network (MERIAN)
German artist-researcher Guenther’s background lies in medicine, photography, and in the military. Her art practice orbits around such themes as (non)biological intelligence and supercomputing, scientific representations of cognitive processes and mind control, body perception in techno-capitalist societies and science fiction. Guenther’s work takes many hybrid forms: performance lectures, performative ceramic objects, fictionalised video tutorials, photo-text works, speculative scripts, artist publications, various collaboration et al.
Maastricht-based and collaboratively initiated by the Jan van Eyck Academie, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and Maastricht University, MERIAN sets out to invite established artists and academics to engage in research in between making and thinking. MERIAN provides an institutional space for the development of new norms and forms of embodied knowledge. Mobilizing the powers and fragilities of artistic and scientific practices, selected participants engage in innovative methods and styles of empirical methods. MERIAN renegotiates relationships between existing cultural and knowledge institutions and addresses urgent matters of societal concern.
Image: MRI brain data 3D reconstruction in brainvoyager