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Art Science Node

Art Science Node (ASN) is a creative & innovative community a place and a network.

Based in Berlin it has successfully established itself as a platform for sharing knowledge, ideas and experience since 2015.

Art Science Node brings together people from both the scientific and artistic milieus.





Current projects

Art & Innovation

Art and innovation have featured consistently in the evolution of Art Science Node (ASN), in addition to research and innovation.

This is reflected in Art Science Node’s members and partners, from organizations and institutions such as The Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology Warsaw, Adam Mickiewicz University UAM Faculty of Biology Poznan, University of Arts Poznan, Laznia Center for Contemporary Art Gdansk, WRO Centre for Media Art, (Poland), Artists-in-Labs program (Switzerland), Unconventional Computing Centre of Bristol University (UK), The Arts Catalyst (UK), Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (Germany), Biofaction (Austria), SymbioticA (Australia), Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics Aarhus University (Denmark) and others.

European projects

Currently, Art Science Node (ASN) is involved in two European projects in the frame of Horizon 2020:

CHIC & EpiMimesis


Art Science Node (ASN) is a partner of the CHIC Consortium, an EU Research and Innovation program, which embraces 11 institutions and organizations from Europe, Serbia, and New Zealand. Under the Horizon 2020 program NMBP, BIOTEC (Art, Research & Innovation).

During this 5 years mega project ASN is responsible for an innovative communication strategy using art and science to share a wide range of research on the chicory plant with the public through art & science. ASN has initiated an art and science program, which includes two artistic residencies at scientific research institutes.

EpiMimesis, Epizone V, shifting identities

Also receiving EU recognition is the Art Science Node project EpiMimesis, Epizone V: Shifting Identities which has been granted Vertigo Starts Residency status. STARTS (Science, Technology & the Arts) support collaborations between artists, scientists, engineers and researchers to develop more creative, inclusive, and sustainable technologies.

EpiMimesis, Epizone V, reflecting on our shifting of identities powered by merging digi-tech and biotech revolution, is being developed by Joanna Hoffmann with EpiLab Team in collaboration with 3IT Fraunhofer HHI in Berlin and supported by four scientific and cultural institutions/organisations.


Art Science Node (ASN) members have represented ASN at particular conferences over the years for example at the FEBS Congress (2019), VII Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum (2018) and the World Computer Congress (2018), European Congress of Biotechnology (2016) among others.

Capture the Future(s) is both a motto of ASN and a thread of events that have taken place since 2015. Capture the Future(s) focus is on various aspects of evolution, that influence not only biological sciences but the changing perception of ourselves and our relationship to the natural, social and technological environments.

ASN has partnered with the German Patent & Trademark Office, the STATE Festival, Transmediale Digital Culture Festival and also participated actively in the Long Night of Sciences in Berlin over the years.

Public engagement and education are one of the most important challenges for the art & science community.

Rhizosphere: the Big Net Work of Small Worlds

ASN is proud to support Rhizosphere: the Big Net Work of Small Worlds , an innovative and comprehensive program in the field of art-science- education, based on inter-university cooperation between the Studio for Transdisciplinary Projects and Research, Faculty of Artistic Education and Curatorial Studies of the University of Arts (UAP) and the Faculty of Biology of the Adam Mickiewicz University (UAM)Poznań.


ASN is also delighted to support the Erasmus+ Programme. Established in 1987 Erasmus+ been offering university students the possibility of studying or doing an internship abroad.

Future activites

Eurobiotech 2019

ASN will participate in the upcoming Eurobiotech conference to be held in Krakow, Poland from 23-25 September 2019. Joanna Hoffmann Chair of ASN has been invited to present the importance of the art/science synergy.

7th edition of the Central European Congress of Life Sciences Eurobiotech

Agrobiotechnology and Personalised Medicine will be the leading motives of the 7th Eurobiotech, the European Congress of Life Sciences.

Many of the critical issues of modern agriculture and medicine relate to biotechnologies. Read more?

Future activites

XIIth Florence Biennale 2019


EpiMimesis- EpizoneV: Shifting Identities

XIIth Florence Biennale 18–27 October 2019, Fortezza da Basso, Florence – Italy

Joanna Hoffman and the EpiLab team have been invited to participate in the XIIth Florence Biennale with the artistic project: EpiMimesis – EpiZone V: Shifting Identities designed for the Florence Biennale 2019 which comprises of two main parts:

An inter-active immersive VR environment: “W?W?W? Leonardo”, Where, What, Who (is) Leonardo?


An inter-active 3D hologram-like display (Pepper’s ghost): “A Breath for Leonardo”.

The artistic project is presented as an immersive, multi-sensual experience, inviting the viewer to enter an interactive, poetic audio-visual Zone, combining image, sound, poetry, and touch, bridging scientific data with artistic visions. The audience will be engaged in virtual reality creation and moving through the imaginary labyrinth of elusive identities. Read more?

Art Science Node