Artistic Investigations into Fusion Research
David Simon has joined the SPC as an artist-in-residence for three months as part of a Zurich University of the Arts’ Master Series Residency. In his presentation he will give an overview over his activities during his stay, his exchange with researchers and show work samples that were produced during that time. He will address his initial aim to film plasma experiments in the Tokamak with a camera, his growing interest in traces of the Swiss Plasma Center’s research history and then go into detail on the use of OpenVDB – a sparse volumetric data format used in the visual effects industry – to create visualizations of simulations (e.g. GBS) using the software Houdini.
The Master Series Residency is jointly curated and organized by the artists-in-labs program and the MA Transdisciplinary Studies of Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). It offers MA students of all departments of ZHdK to apply for a three-months long, research and process based artists’ residency at a science lab.