Data Resonance

An Artistic Research Project Exploring Spatial Dynamics, Data Sonification & Collective Empowerment, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
About

DATA RESONANCE

GENERAL INFO

Data Resonance is an a research project by artistic researchers: Hannes Arvid AnderssonMarcelo Agustin Martinez of the Research Centre Art & Society, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, under the supervision of Prof. Anke Coumans and Ruud Akse.

Conducted in Collaboration with the partner institutions:
RE:Search:Gallery/NP3, Artistic Research Community (ARC) in the North, RE:Search:Gallery/NP3, Studio for Electro-Intrumental Music (STEIM), OMNI-Drones BV. & Frank Mohr Institute (FMI).

Funded through the Kennis en Innovatiemapping (KIEM) 2020 funding scheme from NWO.

With additional Support by: RME & Ableton.

Project Abstract

The project ‘Data Resonance’ is an innovative research project into novel ways of creating shared safe spaces, utilising innovative technologies and personal data. The investigation aims to contribute both conceptually and practically to the development of human-machine interactions in relation to security and governance. In the current climate around Covid-19 this is both practical and relevant. We will explore these themes by using personal data-generated by real-time surveillance-in a lab setting, to produce an audio-visual experience that allows users to be aware of safe distance while contributing to the soundscape and potentially becoming more aware and literate around the uses of personal data.

Its main hypotheses are: can creating a system that translates personal data into a sensorial experience empower individuals to collectively co-create a shared and safe environment through technological mediation? And secondly, how, and whether at all, can technologically mediated applications based on personal data be utilised to safely navigate, explore and experience shared spaces?

The project is a cross-collaborative, interdisciplinary effort between several institutions across the north of the Netherlands. It comprises a series of research LABS, which are part of the larger research into establishing tools and methods for co-creating technologically aided safe environments through collective empowerment.

It will result in establishing workable methodologies for artistic researchers and new applications of drone and audio technology with the potential of providing solutions for the events business and cultural sector. Including applying recreations of this model globally in various contexts such as festivals, cultural events and public spaces. It will also lay the groundwork for further research and development, generate theoretical insights and dialogues regarding its findings with societal institutions.

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Network

Partners

The Research Centre Art & Society researches and develops new artistic practices in connection with various sectors in society. It conducts practical research into how artists, designers, musicians and teachers in arts education can contribute to a more humane and sustainable world. We achieve this by reaching out from the arts to collaborate intensively with other sectors.

NP3 is a plateau that differs drastically in profile, content and innovation. From the surface to a deeper field in search of more elementary, dynamic and multidimensional urgencies. Presented in three non-linear layers on three different locations in the city center of Groningen.

As of 2019, NP3 and the Frank Mohr Institute has started a unique collaboration: RE:Search:Gallery, artistic research in a joint experimental program. A research and exhibition space in which makers make the artistic process and product visible for the public. NP3 from artistic professional practice and the Frank Mohr Institute from art education.

The Artistic Research Community (ARC) in the North, is a dialectic umbrella organization for explorative research creation, composed by a network of artists, researchers and knowledge institutions in the north of the Netherlands.

The project was initiated in 2018 by Dr. Anke Coumans, with the support of the professorships of the knowledge center Art & Society and the RE:Search:Gallery, and has since then grown to be an active community that brings a wide range of practices, ranging from more traditional forms of artistic investigation into medium and materiality, to working with emerging technologies such as 3D scanning and artificial intelligence.

It is a group of people interested in research through and in the Arts, in all its forms and articulations, and how such practices might offer novel ways of seeing and being in the world, and catalyze new forms of knowing.

The Frank Mohr Institute (FMI) at the Minerva Art Academy offers an international Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design, with three study programmes to choose from: Painting, MADtech – Media, Art, Design & Technology and iRap. Painting and MADtech studio-based programmes, being open 24/7, span two years and comprise 120 credits (ECTS). Each curriculum has its own distinct focus, in the field of painting, on the one hand, and in technologically mediated relationships in society, on the other. Their common ground is that both reinforce the artistic professional in a rapidly changing society. As an independent artist, designer or performer, you will leave your mark in a technologically charged world – by reflecting on your professional role, always asking critical questions, investigating a world in transition or improving quality of life across the world.

The Frank Mohr Institute is named in honour of Mr A. Frank Mohr (1931-1998), a cultural advisor to the city and province of Groningen and chairman of the advisory boards of Minerva Art Academy and the Prince Claus Conservatoire. He was a fervent advocate of independence and innovation in art education in the northern Netherlands.

STEIM is a ‘network laboratory’ for experiments in sound art and electronic live performance. Since 1969, STEIM has been a hotspot for an international community of composers, musicians, visual artists and scientists. Even though technology has always played an important role in STEIM’s activities, the focus has always been on artistic results and value. The value of a new electronic instrument lies ultimately in its effect on performance, the meaning of sound art lies in the experience of the artwork. STEIM collaborates with artists and other professionals to investigate the boundaries between art, technology, and society.

Currently, STEIM’s research agenda is focussed on different contexts for music and sound: relationships with physical space, music and sound in (dys)functional objects, and the role of sound and music in other sectors in society.

STEIM’s ambition is to connect many different networks of artists, makers, scientists, students, and cultural and scientific institutions.

Located at Groningen Airport Eelde (GAE), the DroneHub GAE Foundation works on the integration of drones and associated applications in today’s society. The ambition is to strengthen the position of the Northern Netherlands in the field of drone innovation and to bring networks together.

In the DroneHub GAE, entrepreneurs, educational institutions and governments work together to develop drone business. The objective is to stimulate and accelerate drone-related innovations and the introduction of new products and services in this field.

DroneHub is concerned with the technical advancement of drones and the impact of this disruptive innovation in our society. The social regional challenges are what drives the foundation and connects the network.

By sharing knowledge, inspiring and supporting drone projects, we jointly tackle these social challenges and help to further develop the drone business.

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Sponsors

Dutch Research Council (NWO)

Data Resonance is primarily funded through the Kennis en Innovatiemapping (KIEM) 2020 funding scheme from NWO.

With additional support by

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Personnel

 

Researchers

HANNES ARVID ANDERSSON

Conceptual artist and researcher exploring various forms of media in the intersection between technology, sensemaking and emotional experience. I have a background in cinema and audio-visual media, and often work collaboratively with other artists and professionals of various fields such as the natural and social sciences.

Aside from my artistic practice I make music under the alias of ‘Othernode’; am a researcher at the knowledge center Art & Society; Administrator of the Artistic Research Community (ARC) in the North; and a member of the administrative team of the cultural association NP3.

Education:
MA Cum Loude in ‘ Media, Art, Design & Technology’, Frank Mohr Institute, Minerva Art Academy, Hanze UAS (Groningen); and
BA with First Class Honors in ‘Digital Film & Animation’ @ SAE Institute Barcelona, Middlesex University (Barcelona)

Artistic Researcher | Project Coordinator

Research Centre Art & Society, Hanze UAS

MARCELO AGUSTIN MARTINEZ CARAM

Marcelo Agustin Martinez Caram, aka Chelo Agustin, is an Argentinian multimedia trans-disciplinary artists, writer and researcher currently based in the Netherlands.

With a focus on performative practice and audio-visual arts, his projects are concerned with the implications of an algorithm based world and the way they may reconfigure our understanding of ourselves and reality.

He is a member of the Artistic Research Community in the North (ARC). Co-founder of the art studio ARVUSTIN CARAMDERSSON and Associate at HOAG+CO, electric and autonomous vehicles consultancy.

Holds a B.A. in English Literature and Linguistics from the University of Leipzig, Germany and a Masters in Fine Arts, in Art, Design and Technology, at the Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen, The Netherlands.

Artistic Researcher | Project Coordinator

Research Centre Art & Society, Hanze UAS

Supervision Research

Prof. Dr. Anke Coumans

From the research group Image in Context, professor Anke Coumans and her team develop projects in which visual artists and designers are given the space to develop new roles within a social, political, educational or intercultural context. Central is the research question into the added value of artists and designers, into the qualities they bring to the new roles, into the (partial) shareability of the artistic attitude and into the way in which art training courses can best equip their students to take on those roles.

The research group Image in Context is part of the Research Center Art & Society and is related to the bachelor’s and master’s programs of Minerva Academy, Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen. 

Anke Coumans has gained work experience at home and abroad in a broad field of art and culture in which design, film, media, visual arts and journalism are the pillars. In 2010 she obtained her PhD at Leiden University with her doctoral research: ‘When an image says’ I ‘… the dialogic process of meaning formation of the public image’. Anke Coumans graduated in 1990 from the Catholic University of Nijmegen (Film and Performing Arts). She also studied Cinematography at the University of Paris. She is currently working  as professor Image in Context lecturer at Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen

Professor Image in Context

Research Centre Art & Society, Hanze UAS

RUUD AKSE

M0Bi is NP3’s research, process and development LAB, where artists, scientists, researchers, technicians, IT professionals, entrepreneurs, students, resourceful citizens and work closely together on new solutions in changing times.

As of 2019, NP3 and the Frank Mohr Institute has started a unique collaboration: RE:Search:Gallery, artistic research in a joint experimental program. A research and exhibition space in which makers make the artistic process and product visible for the public. NP3 from artistic professional practice and the Frank Mohr Institute from art education.

Artistic Director

MOBi / NP3

External Collaborators & Advisors

DICK RIJKEN

Experienced consultant/teacher with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry. Strong entrepreneurship professional, skilled in Inspiring people, Computer Science, Research Design, User Experience Design, Lecturing, and managing (extremely) multidisciplinary teams.

External Advisor

Director, STEIM

EGBERT SWEIRTS

Located at Groningen Airport Eelde (GAE), the DroneHub GAE Foundation works on the integration of drones and associated applications in today’s society. 

The ambition is to strengthen the position of the Northern Netherlands in the field of drone innovation and to bring networks together. In the DroneHub GAE, entrepreneurs, educational institutions and governments work together to develop drone business. 

The objective is to stimulate and accelerate drone-related innovations and the introduction of new products and services in this field.

External Advisor

CEO @ Omnidrones Academy | CCO @ Dronehub GAE

ZWAAN IPEMA

NP3 is a plateau that differs drastically in profile, content and innovation. From the surface to a deeper field in search of more elementary, dynamic and multidimensional urgencies. Presented in three non-linear layers on three different locations in the city center of Groningen.

External Advisor

Business Director @ NP3