An essential part of Gluon’s activities consists in forming multidisciplinary teams where artists, researchers (scientists & technologists), industries exchange expertise and experiment. Via its Art&D labs, Gluon supports artists’ residencies in labs of companies, research institutions and universities. Via its Scientists in Residence programme, Gluon encourages artists to open up their own studio to scientists and technologists.
These international transdisciplinary collaborations aim at generating and stimulating innovative ideas and projects that have high social relevance over time. They result in artworks that initiate an informed reflection on scientific developments. At the same time, they might produce an innovative idea or project in the industrials or research world.
The exhibitions developed by Gluon examine 20th century curatorial practices and explore new models by bringing together different disciplines around a specific topic. Gluon doesn’t develop mono-disciplinary exhibitions, but rather presentations that can be a mixture of a wide variety of disciplines and objects such as contemporary fine arts, performance, film, design, industrial objects, applications, models, prototypes, etc.