STATE is opening up their second base in Los Angeles. The Studio is STATE's space for ongoing experimentation and prototyping.
Science, Art, Technology: Interdisciplinary & Participatory
STATE has been founded in 2014 in Berlin with the goal to create a platform for engaging a larger, cultural audience with scientific topics and together explore the meaningful changes brought upon by scientific research and resulting technology. The impact of science in our society as well as the pace of technological development is steadily growing. We need to find new ways of engagement in order to maximize the positive impact.
Los Angeles seemed the obvious choice and we haven’t considered much alternatives. It is such an incredibly exciting and diverse city with exactly the right energy where we believe that an initiative like STATE could grow.
We would like our pop-up studio to be an invitation to think about the current developments in the
field of artificial intelligence. As one highlight of our exhibition, we will show a first selection of
images of an AI that was developed to create novel images after an analysis of more than 80.000
artworks of the last 500 years of art history. Visitors will also get to speak to an autonomous
magic mirror and immerse in the idea of algorithms dreaming. Australian space archeologist Alice
Gorman together with US experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats will roll out the „Cosmic
Welcome Mat“ and Austrian media artist Rainer Kohlberger will contribute an algorithmic AV live
performance during the downtown art walk.
Christian Rauch is founder and director of STATE Festival, a Berlin-based open forum and international festival with the mission to explore current developments in science and technology where cutting edge research transforms society. Before founding STATE, Christian has been a researcher in nanotechnology in Germany, Australia, Finland and Spain, and graduated with a PhD in Applied Physics as a EU Marie-Curie Fellow from Aalto University, Helsinki. His main focus is on the intersection of science, society and grass-roots innovation, where he initiated several independent initiatives. He is a lecturer for CECEP at INSEAD and Ambassador for the IBM AI XPrize.
Born in 1986 in Regensburg, Bavaria, Veronika Natter has spent most of her youth between England, Germany and Spain. After attending Cambridge School of Arts and Design, she graduated from Wimbledon School of Art with a degree in Fine Art, Print & Digital Media. Her photographs capture the intimate details in everyday situations around her, uncovering the fragile beauty of the ordinary. Currently, Veronika is living in Berlin and working in several roles behind the camera as Stylist, Photographer and Art Director. Traveling is an integral part of her life and work. Since 2016, Veronika is supporting STATE Festival in the production and creative partnerships department. While in Los Angeles, will also showcase her photography work on portraying the open science scene of Berlin and Los Angeles.