© Bill Vorn

Introduction

The definitions of art and science encompass broad expanses of knowledge stemming from hypotheses, methodologies, experimental protocols and discoveries. They share the territory of the creative process, and the figures of the video artist, historian, photographer, chemist, painter, biologist, activist and ecologist intersect, when they don't overlap.

Science in Art brings together documentation on works that originally existed in formal art venues and resulted from artists taking a specific position with respect to the world, in an effort to understand it.

Art has always been inseparable from its techniques. If the Renaissance brought scientists and artists closer together, the rapid development of the new technologies, particularly that of information processing, inaugurated a new era of close collaboration between the worlds of science and the arts. As an open domain that is constantly being redefined, art has become a fertile field for experiments carried out with instruments whose complexity sharpens artists' imaginations.

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