Science Friction: residues from scientific processes

V2_ participates in the Exploding Cinema program of the 34th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) with the installation "Science Friction" by Spanish artist Javier Pérez Aranda (1963).

Science Friction: residues from scientific processes

exhibition view; photo: Jan Sprij

Jan 2005
Feb 2005
location: V2_, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam

Science Friction examines the residual elements left behind by technological systems by redefining the functions of discarded materials, without erasing the traces of their past history. Using micro-residues created during his artistic research, Aranda in collaboration with composer Francisco López created the fusion of residual sounds whose self-derivative recording process frames the spatial narrative as an operative spiral with constant feedback. Science Friction explores the eminently functional language of science, which is divested of its explanatory function and transformed into a reflection on the aesthetics of functionality.

Says Javier Pérez Aranda, My aim in this project is to develop an aesthetic work based on the formal languages of the scientific "ecosystem." The objectives of these languages are purely functional, but being at the service of such specific, strange activities, in another context they generate a highly evocative perceptive environment.

Javier Pérez Aranda: http://www.javierperezaranda.com
International Film Festival Rotterdam: http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com

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