künstlerische Tatsachen

Vernissage Arts & Science Residency

Date and time


TRAFO Jena (Nollendorfer Str. 30, 07743 Jena)

October 1st is the day! We celebrate the exhibition opening of our program, in which the works of our artists of this year will be shown for the first time. From 4 pm on TRAFO will be open for your individual tours, before greetings by the Thuringian Minister of Science Wolfgang Tiefensee and the Minister of the Environment Anja Siegesmund will start the evening program including a panel discussion with the artists. The exact program will be published soon on our homepage.

Since space at TRAFO is unfortunately limited, we ask for your timely registration. Without registration, we can not guarantee participation in case of overcrowding!

What can you expect in the exhibition?

Maxime Chabal deals with the vulnerability of bodies and the plasticity of identity. His exhibited works are sculptural and cinematic. He collaborated with Jakob Sprague, Marina Pekmezović, Cláudia Vilhena and Zoltán Cseresnyés from the Hans Knöll Institute. Maxime Chabal additionally gained insight into the work of Yvonne Friedrich and Ilona Croy from the Department of Clinical Psychology at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena.

Kristina Cyan looked at the areas of tension between science, technology and political decision-making. She asks what ethical standards apply in the three intertwined fields. In the exhibition she presents a video essay and sculptures. She has collaborated with the scientists Cynthia Möller and Frederike Wilhelmina Wistuba of the Center for Research on Right-Wing Extremism, Democracy Education and Social Integration (KomRex). In addition, Kristina Cyan received further input for her research from Andreas Beelmann, Annika Kleinschmitt, Johannes Streitberger and Jakob Thinius of KomRex.

Monika Dorniak collaborated with Timo Mappes, Maria Dienerowitz, Jessica Lang, Sören Groß and Julian Windmöller from the German Optical Museum (D.O.M) as well as Olivia Engmann from the IMPULS research consortium. In addition, the exchange with Ilona Croy and Mehmet Mahmut from the Department of Clinical Psychology at Friedrich Schiller University Jena was an enrichment for the interdisciplinary research process. Their sculptural works foreground the agency of non-human actors. In her developed performance, the artist deals with alienation and intergenerational trauma.

Nahye Gu, together with Cláudia Vilhena and Zoltán Cseresnyes from the Hans Knöll Institute, observed how pathogenic bacteria learn from their human host. The studies use high-resolution microscopy and computer-assisted image analysis. The artist isolated part of the research process, used it as a source of inspiration, and translated it poetically and humorously into installations with ceramic elements.

Lisa Hopf has collaborated with Gyula Kovács and Hannah Klink from the Department of Biological Psychology and Cognitive Neurosciences (BPCN), Linda Ficco from the Department for General Psychology, and Ekaterina Podlesnaia from Leibniz-IPHT. Her work explores how human perceptual processes and the brain function. At the same time, her work is a commentary on late capitalist forms of labor in the service sector.

The exhibition also shows the results of the workshop series "kT Fellows", in which citizens of Jena tried out their creative skills together with the participating artists and scientists.