Exhibits by Art & Science at 'The Essence 2012': Diploma projects: Ashley Holwell, 'Object Concern Facilitator', 2012, Institutional
role; Brigitte Zwick, 'REM', 2012; Group work: 'Here and There. Experiences from On-Site Research'. The title 'Here and There'
refers to an on-going research and investigation project of the students of the Art & Science master programme. At the beginning
of the summer semester, the programme entered into a cooperation phase with several scientific institutions in Austria, and
students began to perform ethnographic research, in various scientific fields of their choosing. Through means of participatory
observation, it was (and is) an attempt to deepen their understandings of research practices and scientific lifestyles."Here
and There" also relates to an oscillating emotional and intellectual (and epistemological) moving between world-views, disciplines,
practices, rituals, languages and theories. This traveling between art studio and scientific lab, artist and researcher, attempts
to give the students the opportunity to track down a matter of concern and to develop a research question, with the potential
to be elaborated into a master thesis. The work on display mirrors some of the experiences and reflexions of the participants
in these cooperations.