Atelier Arts Sciences
Atelier Arts Sciences is a common research and creativity platform shared by CEA Grenoble (French government-funded technological research organisation) and Hexagone Scène Nationale Arts Sciences in Meylan (multidisciplinary theatre).
We connect artists with scientists, technologists and industrials to produce breakthrough innovations.
Atelier Arts Sciences is one of Cea Tech’s 3 open labs, together with Ideas Laboratory (user-oriented multipartner lab) and Alps Design Lab (design & technology lab).
ARTS & SCIENCES RESIDENCIES
Atelier Arts Sciences organizes residencies, i.e. common research projects between artists, scientists and technologists.
Since its creation in 2007, we have conducted 36 residencies that all gave birth to new artistic installations and shows touring around the world as well as technical and scientific innovations.
Example of some previous residencies :
(Arjowiggins, MIND, Procédés Chenel, Alps Design Lab, Cie Organic Orchestra)
10 days of French-Korean workshop involving musicians, engineers, designers, multimedia artists, researchers…to imagine new features and create new objects from paper. 12 prototypes created.
Bionic Orchestra 2.0
(Ezra, Cie Organic Orchestra)
Development of an interactive glove for a beatboxer to control music, sound, video and light in his show. The glove is now being developped by the start-up Odonata as a tool for other artists, collaborative work and handicap.
Creation of a series of poetical interactive installations based on out of the box uses of several technologies (RFID, Wii-mote diversion, …).
Miniaturization and performances improvement of the CEA sensor “StarWatch” to transform the body of a dancer into a musical instrument.
This new sensor gave birth to the start-up Movea.
EXPERIMENTA - ARTS, SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGIES FAIR
Since 2011, Atelier Arts Sciences has organised EXPERIMENTA, a concept between the exhibition and the trade fair showcasing what the association between arts, sciences and technologies can produce in the fields of artistic creation, new technologies and innovation.
EXPERIMENTA takes place beginning of October and proposes:
- An exhibition area, with installations, prototypes, performances, workshops, games…
- A forum area, with a series of conferences and creativity sessions on transversal themes
- Professional encounters and networking sessions
Figures from 2016’s edition:
- 6000 visitors in 4 days
- 1 professional day
- 25 art and science projects presented
- 78 exhibitors (artists & scientists)
- 8 thematic conferences
- 35 conference speakers
- A Medialab at the heart of the fair
Example of projects presented in previous editions :
Grotte Chauvet – Pont d’Arc, the immersive experience
Prototype of an immersive space inviting visitors for a poetical journey into the digital reconstitution of the Chauvet Cave.
First « scrolling digital graphic novel » for tablets and smartphone (16 000 inch long) offering an immersive storytelling experience.
100% virtual and immersive contemporary dance performance, where several spectators can move freely as avatars in the virtual space and interact with each other.
L.I.R. – Livre In Room
Reading booth, in which visitors select books on bookshelves, scan them so that a virtual reader appears and plays a 5 min extracts from the book.