Aesthetics get Synthetic: Knowledge Link through Art and Science (KLAS) is an Artist in Residence program of the Max Planck Society. The innovative artist residency program brought professional artists into high-quality research groups and, by doing so, established a bridge between art, science and society. Knowledge Link through Art & Science (KLAS) fosters ArtSci exchanges and trans/disciplinary innovation and education whilst also creating a link between Synthetic Biology research groups in leading institutions.
Otavio Schipper is an artist with a degree in physics who, through the presentation of ready-made objects such as antique telegraph machines, tuning forks, eyeglasses, elevator cabins and electric poles, connects past physical worlds with our present mental landscapes.
Sergio Krakowski is a New York City-based musician and composer who has a prominent career both as a jazz instrumentalist and a contemporary sound artist. As a sound artist, Sergio collaborates with Otavio Schipper since 2008, with whom he created the sound installation ‘Mechanical Unconscious’, a robotic piece for telegraphs, synthetic voices, telephonic sounds and a light bulb.