Parametres for Understanding Uncertainty Interdisciplinary Seminar Series

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar


The third session in the series focuses on the role of process within artistic research and scientific experimentation. The pursuit of the unknown, both within the context of particle physics and artistic research, requires infrastructure, imagination, and experimentation.

The verification and reproducibility of results is a crucial aspect of scientific experimentation, yet such methodologies often bring slower returns and less reward than other searches dedicated to uncovering the unknown. Equally, artistic residencies and their set up within the context of interdisciplinary institutions can involve risk, determination and uncertainty. Such qualities are often overlooked in favour of outcomes, data, products, or timed goals. Whilst, in time these might be achieved, can we reconsider the value of methodologies dedicated to uncovering the unknown?

Areas under discussion include: To what extent is artistic practice a way of knowing? What kind of intervention do artistic residencies offer when situated within scientific institutions? What is the role of art and culture in relation to science and technology? In the context of scientific experimentation to what extent should results be reproducible? What role might failure play in relation to figuring out the unknown?
Period30 Sept 2022
Event typeSeminar
LocationMadrid, SpainShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Artistic Research
  • art & science
  • Practice as Research
  • Dark Matter
  • Laboratory