The Wind Tunnel Model

Transdisciplinary Encounters

Trans-disciplinary collaboration in artistic research beyond a problem.

 

 

Titelinformation

Edited by Florian Dombois

1st edition

, 2017

Text English

Paperback

208 pages, 18 color and 12 b/w illustrations

17 x 24 cm

ISBN 978-3-85881-792-1

Inhalt

Where does the wind go when it is not blowing? With The Wind Tunnel Model, artist and scientist Florian Dombois proposes new forms of interaction between art and science.

Key to this project is Dombois’s wind tunnel laboratory at Zurich University of the Arts. With an empty test platform, the laboratory is a compelling example of architecture that turns its back on its occupants, forming an invisible, yet disturbingly concrete, secondary model.

The Wind Tunnel Model features essays by Dombois and his collaborators, reflecting on this innovative concept for transdisciplinary collaboration. Together, they present a new model of interaction in artistic research and creation—the “man engine,” a mechanism of reciprocating ladders and stationary platforms installed in mines to assist miners between different levels, a mechanism that also serves as a metaphor for work at the wind tunnel laboratory. At the cutting edge of transdisciplinary research and education, The Wind Tunnel Model will forge a new path to creative production.

With contributions by Haseeb Ahmed, Jacqueline Burckhardt, Martin Burr, Florian Dombois, Julie Harboe, Christoph Hoffmann, Kaspar König, Dieter Mersch, Isabel Mundry, Mirjam Steiner, Jan Svenungsson, Sarine Waltenspül, and Reinhard Wendler.

Autoren & Herausgeber

Haseeb Ahmed

Jacqueline Burckhardt

, Mitbegründerin und Redaktorin der Kunstzeitschrift Parkett, Autorin zahlreicher Essays und eine der einflussreichsten Kunstvermittlerinnen der Schweiz.

Martin Burr

Florian Dombois

, born 1966,  holds a PhD degree in geophysics and lives and works as an artist in Zurich, where he also teaches as a professor at Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK.

Julie Harboe

, born 1962, is an art critic and curator and currently also works as a researcher amd lecturer at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

Christoph Hoffmann

, seit 2010 ordentlicher Professor für Wissenschaftsforschung an der Universität Luzern. Studium der Germanistik und Geschichte in Frankfurt a.M. und Freiburg i.B. 2004–2010 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte in Berlin.

Kaspar König

Dieter Mersch

, Philosoph. Studium der Mathematik und Philosophie an der Universität zu Köln, der Ruhr-Universität Bochum und der Technische Universität Darmstadt. Lehrtätigkeit in Wirtschaftsmathematik und Medienwissenschaften an den Universiäten Köln und Postdam. Seit 2013 Leiter des Instituts für Theorie (ith) der Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK.

Isabel Mundry

Mirjam Steiner

, Kunsthistorikerin. Studium der Kunstgeschichte, Germanistik und Pädagogik in Zürich. Gemeinsam mit Corinna Marchand-Urech Lizentiatsarbeit über Christian Rothacher.

Jan Svenungsson

Sarine Waltenspül

Reinhard Wendler