Syntopik Research

At their core, artists and scientists are very similar. Both endeavour to solve our greatest mysteries through the power of imagination. Leonardo da Vinci was both artist and inventor. Significant scientific development depends on the overturning of established ideas. Since the 20th century, leading thinkers, from Albert Einstein to Stuart Kauffman, have called for looking beyond the limits of reductive science in order to grapple with the complexities of our present age.

Our objective is to create a new paradigm in research and research methodology, transcending disciplines. The residency facilitates cutting edge research between artists and scientists on a highly creative level of excellence. The radical shift from an additive to a co-creative permeation of the disciplines was named &lsquoSyntopia&rsquo by the neuroscientist E. P_ѝppel. Our objective is therefore a &lsquosyntopik? paradigm in research and research methodology, transcending disciplines.

A research cluster consists of two or more artist and scientist investigators working on a proposition which is equally motivated by all parties. Artistic and scientific agency comes with great responsibility to humanity. New modes of synergetic investigation are crucial the future of humanity by providing new insight to the environmental, medical and technological dimensions of world problems and the development of human consciousness.

The residency is mediated by artist and scientist &lsquodiplomats&rsquo who have the ability to simultaneously inhabit multiple epistemic domains, being genuinely sympathetic to different frameworks in the arts, humanities and sciences. They translate between contemplative, technical and theoretical practice, bridging and overlapping these different modi operandi and reflection.

Residencies are offered on a weekly or monthly basis. Research residents are selected solely on the basis of excellence, regardless of age or nationality. Diversity and multiple scales of lived experience and memory are integral. Longer term residencies can be considered with an appropriate research proposition.

Residency Programme since: N/A
Organisation founded in: 1800
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
Number of studios: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Application process: Digital application
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
  • Food
  • Supplies
Other activities happening at the space:
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibition
Selection process: By committee
Setting: Urban
Nearest Airport: TLV
City: Jaffa, Tel Aviv
Country long: Israel
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