BeAnotherLab has participated in the Ars Electronica Journeys project, an entirely new format which evolved in the midst of rethinking the festival. Artists, researchers and creative producers were invited to prepare video journeys, providing interactive guided tours without the audience’s physical presence. Beyond that, the journey guides can really invite the viewers into their “world” by not just offering exclusive insight into their fields of expertise and artistic practices, but sharing surroundings relevant to their work.
All of the journeys are realized in different frameworks: journeys within the Regional STARTS Centers project focus on innovation and collaborative practices; while the European Artificial Intelligence Lab journeys put a spotlight on cutting-edge topics and developments in the realm of artificial intelligence. Finally, the journeys within EMAP present exciting residencies at the intersection of art and science.
As a collective practice, Beanotherlab exists in the spaces between disciplines, communities, geographies, and methodologies. Distributed, but interdependent. This tour presents a meditation on the uncertainties and sensitivities inherent in transdisciplinary collaboration. Guided by the metaphor of the stars/universe in continual expansion, we discuss the borders between disciplines as sites of emergent possibility. An invitation to listen to an interrelated narrative where sometimes you need different words to say the same thing, and familiar words gain new meaning.